Slyne-with-Hest drainage upgrade scheme to start

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Drivers will be diverted away from Hest Bank Lane while vital work takes place to upgrade the drainage culvert and help prevent flooding.

As part of the new drainage culvert for the Heysham to M6 link road, Lancashire County Council has secured additional monies from Defra to undertake further work to continue the replacement of the drainage section up the A6 to and onto Hest Bank Lane which has a long history of flooding.

From Monday, May 18, until Friday, November 6, traffic will be redirected from the Throstle Grove/Hasty Brow Junction onto the A6 Lancaster Road and vice versa.

Hest Bank Lane will be closed to through-traffic during the works.

Pedestrians and cyclists will still be able to use Hest Bank Lane for the duration of the works.

Phil Durnell, Head of Services Highways, said: “We’re very grateful for people’s patience while we close Hest Bank Lane over the coming months to carry out these essential drainage works.

“Installing a larger drainage culvert will assist in alleviating the long history of flooding within the area and the distress that is caused to many residents whenever it happens.”

Once work commences on Hest Bank Lane the county council’s highways team will be working extended hours and every effort will be made to reopen the road at the first opportunity.

Although diversion signs will be erected, it is important that drivers familiarise themselves with alternative routes, and plan their journeys ahead.