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Road closure as market demolition moves to next phase

Posted on - 10th July, 2019 - 1:16pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston News, Roads, Transport
The former Indoor Market building and car park are cordoned off while demolition work continues Pic: Blog Preston
The former Indoor Market building and car park are cordoned off while demolition work continues Pic: Blog Preston

Part of Ringway will be closed from Monday July 22 as the ramp leading to the old Market Car Park is removed.

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Preston City Council says the demolition of the former indoor market is progressing according to plan, with contractors ready to take the next crucial step and remove the ramp leading to the old car park.

Due to the close proximity of the ramp to the Ringway safety precautions will be implemented that include a partial road closure.

The south easterly lane of the Ringway, directly next to the former indoor market will be closed for a maximum of seven consecutive days.

The walkway between Lime House and the former Market Hall will be closed for the same duration.

During this time, access to Iceland and JD Gyms will be from Starch House Square. 

Read more: Update on Preston Market and car park demolition

Councillor Robert Boswell, Cabinet Member for Environment said: “This next stage is an important step forward for regeneration in the area.

“This essential work will pave the way for the cinema and leisure complex including a modern multi storey car park, further enhancing Preston city centre for residents and visitors alike.

“We appreciate the ring road closure will cause some inconvenience for the public and local businesses and thank them for their continued patience and understanding whilst these works take place.

“We are continually working with our partners to keep the demolition project on schedule.”

Andrew Hill, Operations Director at Bradley Group said: “We hope the public and businesses understand this essential work needs to take place in order to progress the markets development.

“We foresee any disruption being minimal and we will carry out this phase as quickly as possible.”

What do you think of the progress of the market development? Leave your comments below.

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