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Busy Longton road to be closed for resurfacing work

Posted on - 12th March, 2017 - 2:14pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Penwortham, Roads, Transport
This stretch of Chapel Lane will be shut completely Pic: Google
This stretch of Chapel Lane will be shut completely Pic: Google

Passengers using a Preston Bus service between Longton and Preston are being warned of three weeks of delays.

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Chapel Lane in Longton is being resurfaced causing diversions on the number 12 service.

A stretch of the road between the A59 and Liverpool road is to be closed 7am to 5pm each day from Monday (13 March) until Friday (31 March).

Where the closure is in force Pic: Google
Where the closure is in force Pic: Google

Preston Bus says it will be diverting the number 12 via the A59 Longton bypass southbound to the first roundabout at Gill Lane then northbound up the A59 to Liverpool Road roundabout, then Liverpool Road to Franklands and then terminating.

Heading into Preston the service will go via Liverpool Road soutbound on the A59, exiting at Chapel Lane and back onto its normal route.

The Number 12 service is to continue under the new deal Pic: Mike Rhodes
The Number 12 service Pic: Mike Rhodes

A spokesman said: “The 12 will be unable to serve any stops on the closed section of Chapel Lane. Customers are advised to board or alight at the terminus, at marked stops on the Liverpool Road section of the diversion, or at stops on the unaffected section of Chapel Lane. Apologies for any inconvenience.”

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