TRAFFIC flow restrictions on Burnley Road affecting vehicles coming into Blackburn from Junction Six of the M65 should be lifted over the weekend.

Part of the key route into the town centre have been subject to works connected with the final section of the Furthergate Link Road scheme since the beginning of the month. Gorse Street is currently closed.

The works are to divert statutory utilities including gas, electricity and water mains and telecoms cabling for the construction of the new road.

The construction of the link road, bypassing Burnley Road, was halted in 2016 because of a row between the council and Tesco over a small piece of land on the car park at the chain’s Hill Street store.

Construction work on the the final 600-yard ‘missing’ section of the £4.8million link road is now under way.

A Blackburn with Darwen Council spokeswoman said the new road would be ready for traffic by the summer.