New Hall Lane’s facelift is due to begin from late April as part of a £1m scheme.Advertisement
New pedestrian crossings are to be introduced and Lancashire County Council is promising to sweep away ‘street clutter’.
A first stage of work starting on Monday 25 April includes new tree planting, followed by new paving to be put down from mid-June.
The county council says the scheme is focused on the section of road between Acregate Lane and Skeffington Road junctions.
Both junctions are to be improved later in the scheme, with work finishing by early 2017.
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Phill Wilson, City Deal project manager, said: “This work will make New Hall Lane a much nicer area, particularly for shoppers, residents and businesses.
“We know that there’ll be some short term disruption while this work takes place. Shops and businesses will remain open during the work, and we’ll be doing everything we can to keep any inconvenience to a minimum.”
There’s good news for cyclists too as new cycle routes are being introduced.
Parking spaces are also to be increased, with changes to permitted parking times to encourage trade.
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Funding for the scheme comes through the Preston and South Ribble City Deal, which is spending £430m on new roads and infrastructure in the area.
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