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Station Road in Bamber Bridge to be closed for Rail works

Posted on - 6th September, 2020 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Bamber Bridge, Preston News, Roads, Transport
Station Road in Bamber Bridge saw a heavy police presence Pic: Google
Station Road will be closed for nearly 4 days for work to be completed Pic: Google

Station Road in Bamber Bridge is set to be closed for four days as works are set to take place by Network Rail.

The works on the level crossing works mean the road will be closed from 1pm on Friday 11 September until 5am Tuesday 15th September.

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Further overnight closures are also planned on the Tuesday (September 15), Wednesday (September 16).

The road could also be closed on overnight on Thursday (September 17) as this night has been highlighted as a potential contingency shift.

Station Road Level Crossing
Network Rail will be completing works on Station Road to include the Level Crossing. Pic: Google Street View

The works will renew the road surface, replace the crossing deck, renew the boundary fence, drainage work and renew road markings.

Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the work and diversions will be in place for vehicles.

Sarah McArdle, scheme project manager at Network Rail said: “To make Station Road in Bamber Bridge safer for pedestrians, vehicles and trains, we’re investing £100,000 to replace the surface of the level crossing from Friday 11 until Tuesday 14 September.

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“The work is complex and involves a brand new level crossing decking, with associated concrete, fencing, rail, tarmac and road markings, which is why there will be a road closure in place during this time.

“We’re very grateful for residents of Bamber Bridge for their patience while we make Station Road level crossing safer for decades to come.”

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