Preston Western Distributor works to shut part of Bartle Lane for two years

Posted on - 21st May, 2020 - 7:48pm | Author - | Posted in - Cottam, Lea, Preston News, Roads, Transport
Bartle Lane will shut at its junction with Lea Lane Pic: Google
Bartle Lane will shut at its junction with Lea Lane Pic: Google

A section of road between Lea and Cottam is to be shut for two years.


Bartle Lane, at its junction with Lea Lane, is being closed off by Lancashire County Council from 7am on Tuesday (May 26).

Work on the Preston Western Distributor, the new road which will link the M55 to Preston Docks, means a 240 metre section of Bartle Lane needs closing to motorists and pedestrians.

The work is to create the new Bartle Lane Bridge that will go over the Western Distributor.

A diversion is being put in place via Lea Lane, Sidgreaves Lane, Hoyles Lane and Sandy Lane.

The road closure also applies to pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders as the county council says it would be unsafe for them to use the stretch of road while work on the Western Distributor takes place.

Read moreWork officially begins on the Preston Western Distributor

Cabinet member for highways and transport county councillor Keith Iddon said: “The work taking place is major and we ask that members of the public respect the closure points for their own safety.

“Access to properties on Bartle Lane will not be affected, but members of the public will only be able to gain access from Sandy Lane. Access from Lea Lane will not be available and we have been liaising with those likely to be affected.”

Bartle Lane is expected to reopen in summer 2022.

Read moreWatch the route the Preston Western Distributor is due to take

The county council recently announced the permanent closure of a section of Darkinson Lane as part of the Preston Western Distributor works.

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