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Fishergate roadworks to see Cannon Street closed for a month

Posted on - 3rd September, 2015 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston City Centre, Roads, Transport
Cannon Street is to see work at its junction with Fishergate Pic: Tony Worrall

Cannon Street is to see work at its junction with Fishergate Pic: Tony Worrall

A city centre road is to close for a month while major roadworks continue along Fishergate.

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The second phase of introducing new pavements to the city’s main shopping street is continuing between Cheapside to Winckley Street.

Lancashire County Council has announced it will close Cannon Street from Monday 7 September.

At the same time Guildhall Street is being reopened to traffic, to act as a diversion route.

Cannon Street will still be accessible on foot.

The pavements outside the Miller Arcade have seen extensive work throughout the summer Pic: Tony Worrall

The pavements outside the Miller Arcade have seen extensive work throughout the summer Pic: Tony Worrall

The second stage of the Fishergate works has seen the pavement outside the Miller Arcade completed along with outside Marks and Spencer and Boots.

Phil Wilson, City Deal project manager, said: “Work on Fishergate has been going well, and we’re on track to finish the section up to the Miller Arcade by late November so that we’re not causing disruption during the vital Christmas shopping period.

“Working in such a busy city centre environment is bound to cause some inconvenience but we’ve been focused throughout on keeping this to a minimum and making sure that people can continue to access businesses.

“We’ve already seen the difference the first phase has made to the way Fishergate looks, with businesses also having reported improved trade. We’re really looking forward to having this second phase completed and seeing the benefits this brings.”

What do you think of the new look Fishergate? Will Cannon Street closure to traffic affect you? Let us know in the comments below

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