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Church Street to be closed for repair work

Posted on - 24th March, 2017 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston City Centre, Roads, Transport
Church Street is to see a lane closed for a fortnight Pic: Tony Worrall
Church Street is to see a lane closed for a fortnight Pic: Tony Worrall

A section of a road in Preston city centre is to be shut to traffic for up to a fortnight.

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Church Street heading out of the city, near the Twelve Tellers pub, needs urgent repair work.

Lancashire County Council say a depression has developed on the road.

The stretch from Lancaster Road to Guild Row is to be shut off from Monday (27 March) at 8am.

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It only affects traffic leaving the city centre, the lane on the opposite side by the Minster remains open.

A spokesman said: “Engineers estimate that the work could take up to two weeks to complete. They hope to be able to finish sooner, however the first step will be to establish the cause of the issue.”

Read more: Church Street lamps now in place

Bus firms have been notified of the closure and Preston Bus has issued the following information.

A spokesman said: “Services 5, 6, 8, 16, 19, and 280/X80 will be unable to serve their usual bus stops on Lancaster Road (and service 112 will be unable to serve stand J on Church Street).

“Passengers should use the Bus Station to board their services.”

A diversionary route is in place running from Lancaster Road, via Glovers Court, Syke Street, Avenham Lane and Manchester Road.

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