Preston’s main shopping street is already coming apart at the seams despite a £3.4m revamp.Advertisement
Fishergate’s shared space has slabs missing and cracks appearing and many parts of it only have only been finished for around 12 months.
A number of Blog Preston readers have contacted us to point out the growing number of places where the pavements are showing signs of wear and tear.
Lancashire County Council says the contractor it used to lay the new pavements is due back on site to carry out maintenance.
Phill Wilson, City Deal project manager, said: “The contractor that carried out the first stage of the improvement work along Fishergate is still responsible for the maintenance of this section. This is for a short time to identify any particular problems as part of the construction.
“The contractor visited Fishergate last week and identified some issues that need resolving. We’re expecting that these will be fixed by the contractor shortly.
“As this is part of Preston’s main shopping area, we want to make sure that it’s kept in good condition. We regularly monitor the situation along Fishergate and highlight any problems to them that we’ve noticed.”
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Work on the new look Fishergate is currently continuing up to the top end of Church Street by the Minster, and round into Cheapside and into Lancaster Road.
In February the work had to be stopped when workers found human remains under some of the paving slabs.
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