Cottam, Lea and Ribchester roadworks to affect Preston Bus services

Posted on - 25th February, 2022 - 3:27pm | Author - | Posted in - Cottam, Lea, Preston News, Roads, Transport
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A number of roadworks are taking place in the coming weeks which will have an impact on the bus service.


Roadworks and bus stop closures will have an effect on the routes covered by services 6, 43, 44 and 45.

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Preston Road closures 25th February – 23rd March

Services affected: 45

Road Closure between 09:00 and 15:00 on the following days: The 28th February 2022 and on the 3rd, 4th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 14th, 17th, 18th, 21st, 22nd & 23rd March 2022.

Ribchester, Preston Road will be closed, subject to weather conditions, for resurfacing works to be carried out.

During the closure, service 45 will operate from Blackburn to Ribchester Blackburn Road then will divert via Ribblesdale Road, Stoneygate Lane, Clitheroe Road and Lower Road to resume the normal route to Preston.

Return journeys reverse routes.

Passengers should expect slight delays and are advised to catch services in Longridge, Ribchester or along the diversion routes. Residents on Stoneygate Lane will be able to catch Service 45 to Longridge.

Bus stop suspension 25th February – 25th March

Services affected: 6

Due to road works, Bus stop suspension – service 6 outbound services at junction of Watling Street Road/Silverdale Drive.

This is until further notice is given.

Our apologies for any disruption caused.

Cottam, Lea Road, Sidgreaves Lane & Cottam Way 25th February – 27th February

Services affected: 44 and 43

Between 08:00 and 17:00 (daily) from Saturday, 26th to Sunday, 27th February 2022; or, until completion of the works between this period.

Cottam, Lea Road, Sidgreaves Lane & Cottam Way will be closed to allow carriageway works to be carried out.

During the closures, Service 43 will operate from Preston to Tom Benson Way, then Merry Trees Lane, Haydocks Lane, Cottam Way, Tom Benson Way, Hoyles Lane and Tyneham Way to resume normal route to Lightfoot Lane/Royal Preston Hospital – Return journey reverse route.

Service 44 will operate from Preston to Tanterton roundabout, turning left onto Tom Benson Way, Cottam Way then Merry Trees Lane, Haydocks Lane, Tom Benson Way to resume normal route to Preston Bus Station.

West of Hoyles Lane, Sidgreaves Lane, Lea Road and part of Cottam Way will not be served.

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