A6 Broughton Bypass

Scheme outline

Construction of a new bypass to the east of the village of Broughton on the A6, running from the roundabout at M55 junction 1 to a point on the A6 north of the village.

The southern half of the bypass, from the M55 to the B5269, will be dual two-lanes. The northern section from the B5269 to the A6 will be a single carriageway with one lane each way.

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Bypass or realignment
for use by all traffic
Highway authority


11 January 2016

Local media are reporting this morning that work is starting today.

26 May 2017

Construction of the Broughton Bypass began in January 2016 and is due for completion in August 2017.

22 June 2017

Lancashire motorists have been warned that completion of the long awaited Broughton by-pass will be delayed until early 2018. Lancashire Evening Post

7 September 2017

The £32m Broughton Bypass is set to open to vehicles in a month’s time.

Fears that it would be delayed until 2018 were dispelled last night when Lancashire County Council announced it will be fully opened to traffic on Thursday, October 5.

27 September 2017

Wearing course going on today, white lines too. The end really is in sight.

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With thanks to Martin Rowe and Richard Ingham for information on this page.