Road closures confirmed for Lancashire Encounter Festival parade

Posted on - 22nd September, 2018 - 7:30pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, Roads, Transport, University campus, What's On in Preston

All kinds of objects can be expected in the Red Dream Parade

All kinds of objects can be expected in the Red Dream Parade

Which roads will be closed during the Lancashire Encounter Festival have been confirmed.


Preston City Council is hosting the biennial festival across three days in the city centre.

It culminates in the Red Dream Parade on Sunday (23 September).

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This will go from the Adelphi roundabout through the city and into Winckley Square.

Read more: See live updates from the Lancashire Encounter festival

The council has confirmed which roads will be closed and when during the Sunday.


From 11am to 1pm, the Adelphi roundabout from its junction with Fylde Road to the junction with Moor Lane.

Then from 1pm, Friargate closed from the Adelphi roundabout to Orchard Street.

Ringway will close for 20 metres each way from Friargate for around half-an-hour between 1.20pm and 1.50pm.

Orchard Street, Earl Street, Lancaster Road (from Earl Street to Harris Street), Harris Street, Birley Street (from Harris Street to Fishergate), Fishergate (from Birley Street to Chapel Street), Chapel Street, Winckley Street North, Winckley Street East, Winckley Street South and Ribblesdale Place (for 100 metres from Winckley Square) will also close throughout Sunday afternoon.

Road closures, unless otherwise stated, will be lifted from 3.30pm.

Read more: What to see on Sunday at the Lancashire Encounter

Cabinet member for culture and leisure councillor Peter Kelly said: “The Sunday parade really is a county wide celebration of what Lancashire means to us all.”

Diversion route

The diversion route for the above closure will be via:

Ring way
North Road
Garstang Road
Aqueduct Street
Fylde Road and vice versa
Ribblesdale Place
Queens Street
London Road
Stanley Street
North Road
Tithebarn Street, Old Vicarage in that direction only
Church Street
One way orders to be rescinded

The following roads will allow two way traffic, where normally one way:

Hope Street
Edward Street
Marsh Lane from Corporation Street to Friargate
Starkie Street
Winckley Street

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