Latest road closures as work continues at the Adelphi roundabout have been announced.Advertisement
Maudland Road is to shut for two years to be a base for contractors working on the University of Central Lancashire’s new public square and £60million student centre building.
Adelphi Square is to be the new name for the Adelphi roundabout with major changes to the road system in the area.
Maudland Road, which is a connection from Fylde Road to Leighton Street and across into Ashton-on-Ribble is being closed off from Monday (15 April).
Stock Street and Pollard Street will also be closed, with access-only for business owners.
An internal memo to staff seen by Blog Preston says of Maudland Road: “This will become a site compound for Balfour Beatty, who are the contractor for the Highways works, as a place for them to lay down the materials and store their machinery.
“Unfortunately, this will be shut for the duration of the works which will take approximately two years.
“Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.
“Diversion signs will be in place, but staff and students are advised that access to the south campus including Sir Tom Finney, Preschool, Roeburn and Leighton accommodation and car parks will either be from Marsh Lane to Leighton Street, or along Fylde Road under the viaduct, left on to Ashton Street and left again on to Pedder Street.”
Read more: Adelphi Square will ‘have to include controlled crossings’
Staff are also being warned mail and catering services may be disrupted throughout the closure periods.
A section of Victoria Street, running from Adelphi Street to Moor Lane, is to shut from the end of May for around two months.
UCLan’s chief operating officer Michael Ahern said: “The scheme will create a hugely improved public realm and is crucial to delivering our Masterplan that will transform our campus and the Adelphi Quarter.
“The new highways have been in planning for over three years and in that time, we have consulted consistently with members of the public, interest groups, our staff and importantly our neighbours to ensure their concerns have been met, while creating a design that improves the use of space and creates a safe environment for all.
“The highways project has also been designed to complement the construction of our new £60 million Student Centre which will have a new civic square at the heart of the design.
“A significant amount of preparatory work has already been carried out to ensure the next phase of the Masterplan is completed as efficiently as possible.
“We will ensure that during this important period of enabling works, any changes to traffic routes will be regularly and comprehensively communicated to our stakeholders.”
Read more: See more about UCLan’s campus masterplan
Anyone with questions about the road closures or the work can email firstname.lastname@example.org
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