Date set for the start of signals work at Burnley roundabout

County councillor John Fillis

County councillor John Fillis

First published in News

COUNTY council highway bosses have named a date for the latest phase of the £1.95million project to improve major gateways in Burnley.

Work will begin on adding traffic lights to the Barracks roundabout from Tuesday, April 22, with engineers pledging that most of the work will take overnight to minmise disruption for motorists.

The Lancashire Telegraph revealed last week that the lights were in the pipeline, to promote access to key economic sites.

County Coun John Fillis, county council highways cabinet member, said: “This investment will make a real difference to visitors’ first impressions of Burnley, and create a better environment for everyone who lives and works here.”

Coun Shah Hussain, Burnley Council’s regeneration cabinet member, said: “It’s vital to the local economy that we have good transport links.

“Motorists have already seen the benefits of putting traffic lights on the roundabout on the Padiham Road side of the motorway, in terms of improving traffic flow and cutting queues.

“The work at the Barracks roundabout will complete that scheme, and make access to, and from, the M65 that much smoother.”

Comments (2)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

11:19pm Wed 9 Apr 14

leyton says...

do they not understand that the jams are because of the traffic lights already installed; bizarre.
do they not understand that the jams are because of the traffic lights already installed; bizarre. leyton
  • Score: 0

11:42pm Wed 9 Apr 14

gazzandste says...

leyton wrote:
do they not understand that the jams are because of the traffic lights already installed; bizarre.
Must agree with you. The mitre traffic lights are a bottleneck at peak times. Another of the roundabouts that needs sorting out is at the bottom of Westgate, try getting off St James street. What a nightmare.
[quote][p][bold]leyton[/bold] wrote: do they not understand that the jams are because of the traffic lights already installed; bizarre.[/p][/quote]Must agree with you. The mitre traffic lights are a bottleneck at peak times. Another of the roundabouts that needs sorting out is at the bottom of Westgate, try getting off St James street. What a nightmare. gazzandste
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree