Burnley roundabout closure leads to traffic chaos

Roadworks at Gannow roundabout in Burnley are causing traffic chaos.

The work, expected to be finished by the weekend, has seen the roundabout closed every night this week between 7pm and 6am. New traffic lights were recently installed and Lancashire County Council has taken the opportunity to replace the worn out road surface.

Roadworks at Gannow roundabout cause disruption to traffic.

Roadworks at Gannow roundabout cause disruption to traffic.

Duncan Reeve, programme liaison manager, said: “We’re having to replace the worn out road surface on the roundabout and have taken the opportunity to carry out this work at the same time as we’re installing traffic lights. The work is being carried out overnight so any disruption is kept to a minimum.

“The new traffic lights will be switched on within the next two weeks and this work will be carried out without the need for further road closures.”