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Human traffic lights return to Fishergate as Preston gridlocked once more

Posted on - 15th October, 2016 - 2:57pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston City Centre, Roads, Transport
A stop-go man controls traffic in Lune Street Pic: Louise Hogg

A stop-go man controls traffic in Lune Street Pic: Louise Hogg

Motorists are reporting delays of up to an hour leaving Preston city centre car parks – and the human traffic lights have returned.

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Louise Hogg said it took an hour to get out of the St George’s Shopping Centre car park and into Lune Street.

Shortly after 2.30pm on Saturday the human traffic lights returned to the city’s streets to try and ease the gridlock.

Trapped inside the St George's car park Pic: Louise Hogg

Trapped inside the St George’s car park Pic: Louise Hogg

The congestion comes a week after Lancashire County Council unveiled its eight point plan for solving the clogged up city centre.

Another man with a stop-go signal in the city centre Pic: Louise Hogg

Another man with a stop-go signal in the city centre Pic: Louise Hogg

But it ruled out reinstalling traffic lights across the city centre, instead saying it would change the priority on certain roads in terms of the one ways to help shoppers escape quicker.

Read more: Fishergate bollard sent tumbling down a side street

A new stretch of bus lane is also being introduced between Butler Street and Corporation Street with a bus lane camera fitted to fine motorists.

What do you think about the congestion in the city centre? Had any issues? Let us know in the comments below

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