The first stage of roadworks on Fishergate is drawing to a close, revealing the new face of the main Preston shopping street.Advertisement
£3.4 million is being spent on the street to make it a better space for pedestrians, with cars being confined to a single lane in the centre.
It’s drawn criticism from many Prestonians, with one councillor describing the new high street as a “death trap”.
A picture tweeted by Councillor John Swindells on Monday night drew a quick response from a number of Prestonians.
The First completed section of the shared space on Fishergate. @prestoncouncil pic.twitter.com/VEut99hcEA
— Councillor John Swin (@CllrJohnSwin) June 9, 2014
@CllrJohnSwin @blogpreston @prestoncouncil I look forward to having my toes run over…again.
— [Oo==\X/==oO] (@purplesambas) June 9, 2014
@CllrJohnSwin @prestoncouncil how about trying to fill some of the empty shops, laying a few flags and removing traffic lights won't do that
— Ant (@antcapps) June 9, 2014
@CllrJohnSwin @blogpreston @prestoncouncil looks nice but also looks like it's going to be dangerous too!
— CHRISTopher (@cjmclean80) June 9, 2014
Work is still continuing on the bottom end of Fishergate near the train station and along Corporation Street.
All work is expected to be finished by November.
What do you think of the new Fishergate? An improvement? Worse than before? Let us know in the comments below