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Sunday shutdown for Adelphi roundabout as UCLan work continues

Posted on - 20th April, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston News, Roads, Transport, UCLan, University campus
The Adelphi roundabout as it is now Pic: Andy Squire
The Adelphi roundabout as it is now Pic: Andy Squire

One of the main roundabouts in Preston will be closed off for Sundays throughout the rest of April and into May.

The Adelphi roundabout is seeing road inspections as preparations continue for it to become a new public square.

The University of Central Lancashire has announced a number of inspection trenches are to be dug.

Roads affected include Corporation Street, Friargate, Moor Lane, Walker Street and Fylde Road as they approach the roundabout.

The work begins this Sunday (22 April) and runs every Sunday for the next three weeks with different sections of road being closed off at different times.

Diversions are being put in place to guide vehicles around the work.

Read more: Latest aerial pictures show how UCLan’s engineering centre is progressing

Chief operating officer at the university Michael Ahern said: “Works are being carried out on Sundays when the lowest volume of traffic is seen in Preston, to reduce disruption as much as possible. Roads will remain open on weekdays and Saturdays.

“As this preparatory work will impact on traffic coming into the City centre, we would advise road users to allow more time when travelling on Sundays.

“These important investigations will ensure works can be carried out on time and with minimal disruption once the construction phase of the Student Centre commences, currently scheduled for early 2019.

“The teams involved are doing everything possible to ensure this essential work is completed quickly to minimise any inconvenience.”

Which roads are closing and when during the work
Which roads are closing and when during the work

The university said a first stage of work, only affecting pavements, has been completed.

Doing the work means the locations of utilities, distribution networks and other underground features can be identified.

Read more: Bus stop changes as latest Lancaster Road works start

The £57million student centre and civic square are part of the £200million redevelopment of the university’s Preston campus.

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