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Part of Church Street shut due to ‘unsafe building’

Posted on - 14th June, 2019 - 4:35pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, Roads, Transport
The city council says temporary lights are in place from Manchester Road to the Minster Pic: Google
The city council says temporary lights are in place from Manchester Road to the Minster Pic: Google

A Preston city centre road has been closed to an unsafe building.

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Preston City Council say they have been forced to close a section of Church Street.

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Temporary traffic lights are in place between Manchester Road and Preston Minster.

The city council apologised for any inconvenience to drivers.

The unsafe building is 132 Church Street and the city council say they are working with the owner to find a solution.

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The closure is likely to lead to delays on a number of bus routes that come down Lancaster Road and up Church Street.

Read more: Human remains found in Church Street are laid to rest at the Minster

No details have been given on when the temporary lights will end.

Cabinet member for planning and regulation councillor Peter Moss told Blog Preston: ““This afternoon our Building Control team have had to urgently recommend a partial closure for a section of Church Street, following an inspection that deemed a property, and therefore its surrounding area, unsafe.

“Temporary traffic controls have been installed, thanks to support from Lancashire County Council, and efforts are underway to secure the area for the weekend. The team will now proactively work with the building owner to find an appropriate solution. Public safety is, as always, our utmost priority.”

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