Friargate to be shut for gigantic crane lift

Posted on - 3rd June, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Friargate, Preston News, Roads, Transport, University campus
The crane reaching above the Friargate skyline

The crane reaching above the Friargate skyline

Part of a major Preston road is to be closed as a crane is moved from the Friargate Court site.


Friargate, from Kendal Street junction to the junction with Great Shaw Street, is to be shut for the majority of Sunday (5 June).

Portergate, the development firm, said they are bringing in a 70-metre crane to move the 47-metre crane which has been a feature of the city skyline for the last nine months.

Lancashire County Council is advising motorists to avoid Friargate from 4am to 3pm while the lifting of the crane takes place.

The crane has to be lifted up and over the roof of the student accommodation block that has been built.

Related: Friargate Court searches for three new shops at its base

Buses and traffic is to be diverted down Walker Street and Corporation Street.

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