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Lune Street’s link road has been finished

Posted on - 12th November, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - News, Politics, Preston City Centre, Roads, Transport
Drivers will be able to turn right from St George's and exit onto Ringway from Lune Street
Drivers will be able to turn right from St George’s and exit onto Ringway from Lune Street

Drivers leaving the St George’s Shopping Centre from Monday (13 November) will be able to turn right.

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Lancashire County Council has finished its experimental Lune Street link road to make a section of the road two-way.

Running along the front by the 1842 Bar and Restaurant the new strip of road leads to a box junction into Ringway.

The county council is introducing the Lune Street changes as part of turning back on the Fishergate bus lane cameras – which are issuing warning notices to motorists since being switched back on from Monday (6 November). It had been due to be launched before the bus lane cameras came back on, but the link road was delayed.

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Cabinet member for highways and transport county councillor Keith Iddon said: “We know that people using the shopping centre car park and travelling through Avenham were particularly affected when we introduced the bus lane. The Lune Street changes should help to resolve some of the issues that we identified during the trial period and improve the overall experience in the city centre for drivers and pedestrians.

“We don’t want anyone to get caught out by these cameras, which is why we’ve introduced a short grace period. We’re happy if we don’t make a penny from them, as it means that people are doing the right thing.

“These bus lanes have removed an average of 2,700 vehicles every day from the section between Mount Street and Corporation Street. We know that bus journeys have become more reliable and journey times have reduced.”

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The Lune Street changes are to be monitored for six months before a decision is made on whether to make it permanent.

What do you think about the Lune Street change? Let us know in the comments below

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