Work will begin on the next phase of a £4.5 million upgrade of Rising Bridge roundabout this week.

New traffic lights, pedestrian crossings and cycle lanes linking villages, schools and businesses either side of the A56 will be installed in the works starting on Friday, May 13.

The roundabout – which connects the A56 and the A680 Blackburn Road – will also be resurfaced and new lights will be installed.

The A56 will be closed overnight between the roundabout and the A679 Burnley Road from 8pm until 6am (7am at weekends) up to seven days a week. Lane closures will also be in place on the A680 Blackburn Road during the same times.

John Lyssejko, Highways England project manager, said: “We continue to do all we can to minimise disruption while work is taking place, with the closures taking place overnight when the road is quietest. When the scheme is complete, drivers and residents will be able to benefit from new traffic lights, pedestrian crossings and cycle lanes, as well as brighter and smoother journeys through the roundabout.”

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