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Preston city centre to be closed to traffic for England World Cup semi-final

Posted on - 11th July, 2018 - 11:01am | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston News, Roads, Transport
Celebrations in Church Street on Saturday following England's quarter-final victory
Celebrations in Church Street on Saturday following England’s quarter-final victory

Preston city centre is to be shut off to traffic from the second half of England’s World Cup semi-final onwards.

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Friargate, sections of Fishergate and Church Street are all being turned into pedestrian-only zones.

It follows scenes of celebration after England’s victories over Colombia and Sweden.

A full list of roads is below that Preston City Council has agreed to shut from 8.45pm to 11pm on Wednesday (11 July).

Read more: Where to watch England’s semi-final versus Croatia in Preston

Preston Police are expected to patrol the road closures and be on hand in light of any disorder following the result.

Here’s the road closures list

– Avenham Street, full length
– St John’s Place, full length
– Church Street, from junction with Church Row to junction with Fishergate
– Fishergate, from junction with Church Street to junction with Cheap side
– Cheapside, full length
– Market Place, full length
– Friargate, full length
– Market Street, full length
– Earl Street, full length
– Birley Street, full length
– Harris Street, full length
– Jacson Street, full length
– Lancaster Road, from junction with Lord Street to junction with Church Street
– Tithebarn Street, from junction with Old Vicarage to junction with Lord Street
– Wards End, full length
– Guild Row, full length

Read more: A new England World Cup song performed by Penwortham teachers

Diversion routes are being put in place for:
Syke Street, Avenham Lane and Manchester Road in that direction only.

Grimshaw Street, Avenham Lane and Syke Street in that direction only.

Church Street and Ring Way in that direction only.

Kendal Street, Corporation Street and Ring Way in that direction only.

Old Vicarage in that direction only.

Ring Way, Corporation Street and Fylde Street in that direction only.

The city council says a number of one-way traffic restrictions on roads around the city centre are being suspended for Wednesday evening.

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