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Church Street to be closed as new look Fishergate scheme extends

Posted on - 13th August, 2016 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston News, Roads, Transport
New lampposts being delivered in Church Street Pic: Tony Worrall

New lampposts being delivered in Church Street Pic: Tony Worrall

Parts of Church Street are to be closed at night as the new look pavements are finished.

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From St John’s Place (the street where Warehouse is) to Lancaster Road (so corner with Baluga) is shut off overnight.

The first set of work takes place from Sunday 21 August until Friday 26 August with the closure from 10pm to 6am.

A second stage of works is from Tuesday 30 August to Thursday 1 September.

The second stage sees the closure extended from Thursday 25 August up to where Fishergate and Church Street meet.

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Read more: Fishergate plinth goes flying once more

County Councillor Jennifer Mein, leader of the county council, said: “These city centre improvements will help to bring in new businesses and attract more people to this part of the city.

“Working in such a busy area will cause some disruption, but we’ve been focused on keeping this to a minimum throughout the scheme, while making sure that people can continue to access businesses.

“I’m sure that people will be happy when they see the completed improvements. We’re looking forward to seeing the benefits that it brings to this part of the city centre.”

Diversions during the closure are being put in place and alternative bus stops are to be used.

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