A SECTION of Whalley Old Road in Blackburn will be closed for eight weeks as part of major works at the Brownhill Roundabout.

The stretch from the mini-roundabout at Tintern Crescent / Laburnum Road to the junction of Brownhill Drive and Whitebirk Drive shut yesterday.

Works include upgrading the street lighting, renewal of the traffic signals, and resurfacing of the pavements and carriageway.

They are part of a £2,6million package of improvements to this gateway to Blackburn.

A replacement shuttle bus is operating for Sunnybower passengers, connecting with the regular number three service at Tintern Crescent.

Temporary overhead traffic signals at Brownhill Roundabout are now installed and operational

Resurfacing at Brownhill Roundabout is planned to take place in mid-August for two weeks (Monday to Fridays off peak) to coincide with the school holidays

Traffic signal ducting, tactile paving, pedestrian guardrails, drainage and surfacing are complete at Pleckgate Road / Ramsgreave Drive. Traffic signal installation will start later this month. Specifications for new signals at Emerald Avenue and Four Lane Ends are being finalised.