Traffic lights plan for busy Burnley road

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Traffic lights are set to be installed at one of the main gateways into Burnley which is plagued by congestion.

Councillors have unveiled proposals for the signals approaching the southern Barracks roundabout at the top of Westway. The roundabout is part of a key route into Burnley town centre but is often affected by long tailbacks.

Council chiefs said the lights will be put in place within the next few months. The scheme follows the success of traffic signals at the nearby Gannow Top roundabout which were installed last summer.

Coun. Shah Hussain, the council’s Cabinet member for regeneration, said the move would improve traffic flow from the motorway to the town centre and key business sites in the town.

In a report he said: “Work is due to commence in the next months to signalise the southern roundabout at the M65 Gannow junction.

“This should have a major beneficial effect on traffic flows to and from Burnley town centre.

“The council has also been working with the county council to identify key junction improvements, particularly around the town centre and on the M65 that will assist in unlocking further economic growth in the borough.

“Funding for the works will be sought through the Local Growth Deal due to be submitted to Government by the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership at the end of March.”