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Fishergate roadworks: Picture shows Lune Street turned into temporary car park

Posted on - 12th September, 2014 - 9:19am | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston City Centre, Roads
Lune Street on Thursday morning

Lune Street on Thursday morning Pic: @northaman

Motorists in Preston city centre are continuing to line a street with parked cars.

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Roadworks continue to make Fishergate and its surrounding roads better for pedestrians – but no parking restrictions are currently in place.

Vans and cars were spotted parked up down Lune Street by Twitter users on Thursday morning.

Lancashire County Council says the roadworks are due to be completed in the coming weeks, and highways enforcement will begin.

Until then the newly pedestrian-friendly areas are essentially free city centre parking for motorists.

Currently the front entrance of Preston Railway Station is closed for six weeks as the road leading up to the entrance is relaid to join up with the Fishergate scheme.

The roadworks are costing £3.4 million and are due to be extended further up towards Preston Bus Station.

But they have drawn criticism from blind Prestonians who say the city centre has become a no-go area for them.

What do you think of the Fishergate layout? Let us know in the comments below

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