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St Joseph’s demolition vehicle damages pavements by blocked Preston city centre road

Posted on - 1st August, 2022 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Roads, Winckley Square
Damaged pavements
Damaged pavements at the junction of Mount Street and Garden Street

A vehicle used in the demolition of St Joseph’s Orphanage has mounted pavements and caused damage, according to nearby residents.

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The vehicle was transported through Avenham and then driven along Garden Street and Mount Street earlier this month.

Photos shared with Blog Preston show the large vehicle using the pavement to travel up Mount Street.

The demolition vehicle on the pavement in Mount Street
The demolition vehicle on the pavement in Mount Street

Residents say the vehicle also drove on the pavement in Garden Street in order to pass the hoardings protecting the site of a planned apartment block.

Locals have clashed with Lancashire County Council in the past about the safety and need for the hoardings.

Read more: Residents’ anger as ‘dangerous’ hoardings affect road and pavement near Winckley Square

Speaking in response to concerns raised in April, the Council said: “As the road is a one-way street, we are satisfied that traffic is able to pass the development safely.”

Damage to Garden Street road surface
Residents say the Garden Street road surface was affected

A resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “I think the images challenge the statement by Highways.

“In this case the vehicle passed the wrong way along two one-way streets, and now the road and pavement surfaces are both damaged.”

Blog Preston contacted Lancashire County Council about the damage but did not receive a response.


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