Ramps up to Preston’s iconic Bus Station car park have been reopened.Advertisement
It follows full renovation and repair work on both the north and south ramps.
Part of the grade-II listed building they have seen on/off closures for the last two years.
New barriers, ramp bearings and new surfaces have been put in.
For those using the southern ramp a raised concrete section between the lanes has been removed to make it easier to negotiate.
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Alongside the work to the ramps a new pedestrian crossing has been put in at Church Row, close to the junction with Tithebarn Street, giving an alternative route from the Bus Station via what’s due to be the new coach station in what was the former taxi rank.
This means Lords Walk, under the south ramp for the car park, has been reopened – allowing traffic through once again. Traffic was being diverted down Derby Street.
Project manager for the Bus Station redevelopment Andrew Barrow said: “This marks the completion of another stage in our ongoing redevelopment of the bus station. A lot of work has been taking place to repair this building and improve it, in keeping with the listed status.
“We’d like to thank people for their patience, with each of the ramps being closed at times for work to take place.
“All of the planned work has now taken place, so the only ramp closures we should need from now on will be for maintenance.
“We’ve repaired the concrete, upgraded the security cameras, added more lighting and payment machines, and brightened up the parking levels. The aim is to make them more welcoming and encourage people to think about parking there.”
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Work to the pavement, close to the entrance for Level in Tithebarn Street, has also been completed.
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