Preston’s latest road is set to open and could hold the key to easing the city’s congestion.Advertisement
Lune Street’s new link road, connecting it to the Ringway at a new junction, will allow drivers from the St George’s Shopping Centre car park to turn right.
The current traffic flow sends drivers up into Fishergate and then down the bus lane in off-peak times or out through Winckley Square.
Drivers using the new Lune Street Link will have a box junction to enter the Ring Road.
The new road and traffic flow in Lune Street is expected to be in operation from Monday (30 October).
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Cabinet member for highways and transport county councillor Keith Iddon said: “We are confident that these changes to Lune Street will help, but it is not possible to predict their full impact with any certainty.
“We are therefore using an experimental traffic regulation order to introduce them, which allows us to easily change the design again if we need to. We’re also using low cost methods of construction to create the new link to Ring Way, which means we can do it quickly and make further changes if necessary while keeping costs down.”
The Lune Street scheme will be reviewed in summer 2018 to decide whether it will become permanent.
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Fishergate’s bus lane camera is being reintroduced on Monday 6 November, with £60 fines for motorists who drive down the bus lane between 11am and 6pm.
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