Major resurfacing works are to shut a pothole-ridden stretch of road in Preston.Advertisement
Black Bull Lane in Fulwood is to be closed for a half-a-mile stretch for two weeks.
The closure is needed to carry out resurfacing work to the road from Conway Drive to Garstang Road.
Lancashire County Council say work is due to start from 8am on Sunday 14 October through to 6pm on Tuesday 30 October.
If work is completed ahead of schedule the roadworks are to be lifted sooner.
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Cadley councillor John Potter said: “It’s welcome news that Lancashire County Council are finally resurfacing the northern part of Black Bull Lane.
“Many local people, especially cyclists, have complained about the potholes and uneven surface for a long time.”
“Back in 2015 the petition we set up got hundred of signatures from local residents so they will be delighted to hear that the road is being done and made safe.”
“Any roadworks and disruption are annoying but residents in Greyfriars and Cadley will soon be benefiting from far safer and smoother journeys.”
The stretch of road means access to Fulwood Leisure Centre, Queens Drive Primary School and Fulwood Academy will be restricted.
The diversion route is via Plungington Road, Lytham Road and then the A6 Garstang Road and vice versa.
Preston Bus has now confirmed its diversion routes for the 23 and 88 services.
The road will remain open to pedestrians during this period and there are to be access arrangements for residents.
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