The A59 is back open again from today
After weeks of traffic misery, one of Lancashire’s key A-roads is finally re-open again.
Brockholes Brow, on the A59, in Preston, has been closed since July, for essential repair works to take place. The closure was to allow necessary stabilisation work to be carried out on a dangerous embankment which has seen a lane closed since March 2021 when a landslip occurred.
The scheme was scheduled to take place over the summer holidays when traffic levels were lower to minimise disruption as much as possible, and work took place 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to minimise the duration of the closure.
Brockholes Brow was set to be closed for seven weeks. Now, Preston City Council has announced that the work is complete and from 5am on 1 September, the road will be fully re-open.
In a short statement, the council said: “Thanks to Highways staff at Lancashire County Council, the work at Brockholes Brow is complete and the road will re-open at 5am, Thursday 1 September. Thanks for your patience while this essential work took place.”
- 05:15, 1 SEP 2022