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Major Ashton-on-Ribble intersection set for disruption from traffic light works – Blog Preston

The Pedders Lane junction is due for a traffic light upgrade. Pic: Google

A major junction near Preston Docks will be disrupted for up to eight weeks.



Lancashire County Council is replacing traffic lights at the Riversway and Pedders Lane junction in Ashton-on-Ribble.

The work will start at the beginning of the summer holidays and can last two months.

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It is the latest traffic light upgrade – following extensive work on the Sir Tom Finney Way – Watling Street Road junction in Fulwood.

A county council spokesperson said: “The existing traffic signaling equipment will be refurbished at the junction of Riversway and Pedders Lane from 22 July 2024.

“Earlier this year we carried out maintenance work to keep the site operational until these renovation works could be planned.

“This investment will ensure that the signals are reliable and have lower maintenance costs in the future.

“We are grateful for people’s patience and apologize for any short-term disruptions. Every effort will be made to keep this to an absolute minimum. The start date was chosen so that we could carry out this work outside school hours, when the roads are quieter.

“The work is estimated to take eight weeks, but we always aim to complete it sooner if possible.”

The works will cost around £375,000 and the county council said they were ensuring the junction remained open at all times during the work.

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