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All the side street changes in and around Corporation Street bus gate

Posted on - 20th May, 2024 - 1:57pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Politics, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Roads, Transport, University campus
Corporation Street signage going up near the bus gate Pic: Blog Preston
Corporation Street signage going up near the bus gate Pic: Blog Preston

As the new bus-only area of Corporation Street comes into force on Tuesday – known as a bus gate – we’ve taken a look at all the other road changes in and around the area.

Lancashire County Council is making a raft of changes to one-way streets and new signs are popping up all around the Corporation Street area.

The bus gate itself, which means only buses, Hackney carriage taxis and cyclists can use the stretch of Corporation Street to Heatley Street, sees enforcement cameras turned on during Tuesday (21 May).

Read more: Mapped: How new Corporation Street and Friargate road layout is due to work

A short grace period is being run with warning letters sent to motorists using the bus-only area, before penalty charge notices then start being issued on an unspecified date.

County councillor Rupert Swarbrick, cabinet member for Highways and Transport, said: “By reducing congestion on Corporation Street, we can increase the reliability for public transport and encourage more people to think about catching the bus.

“We won’t be issuing fines initially while people get used to the changes, so please be aware of the changes on these roads and follow the correct route using the clearly displayed signs.”

Here’s what’s happening with a number of roads around Corporation Street.

Bowran Street – becomes one-way from Marsh Lane and no-entry from Chandler Street.

Mount Pleasant – the one-way from the Marsh Lane direction continues and there’s no entry from Heatley Street, you can turn right into it from Chandler Street

A map showing the changes in and around Corporation Street Pic: Lancashire County Council

Marsh Lane (section through to Friargate) – becomes one-way from Marsh Lane by The Tramshead flats through to Friargate. There’s no entry from the Friargate side.

Edward Street – becomes one-way between Corporation Street and Friargate, there’s no entry from the Friargate side

Heatley Street – no-entry signs stay at the junction with Ladywell Street

Ladywell Street – becomes one-way down to the Heatley Street junction

Leighton Street – becomes one-way from the Maudland Road turn heading towards Pedder Street. There’s no entry from Pedder Street into Leighton Street, but you can still turn left into Maudland Bank.

Changes in Leighton Street area Pic: Lancashire County Council

Leaving the Abakhan retail park – the no right turn restriction is removed, this means leaving the retail park you can turn right into Corporation Street.

All these changes come into force during Tuesday (21 May) with new signage. You can see the full traffic regulation order for the bus gate and surrounding streets on the county council website.

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