Residents are facing months of transport upheaval as work continues on electrifying rail lines in Preston.
Train company, Network Rail will continue their work to electrify the lines across Lancashire, meaning between October 7 and February 6 next year road surrounding the Wards House Railway Bridge, Lea Lane, Preston, will be closed, leading to road closures, and disruption to public transport and pedestrian walkways.
During the work alternative routes will be available via Lea Lane; Sidgreaves Lane; Lea road; A5085 Blackpool Road, Lea; A583 Blackpool Road; A583 Blackpool Road, Clifton; Lodge Lane, Clifton; Clifton Lane, Clifton; Deepdale Lane, Salwick; Lea Lane and vice versa.
It has also been proposed to Lancashire County Council to provide a taxi or shuttle service during the closure at times when pedestrian access cannot be maintained.
Bus routes 695, 696, 684 will also be affected by the railway works.
A Network Rail spokesman said: “Network Rail is in the process of electrifying the Preston to Blackpool line as part of the £400million North West Electrification Scheme.
“The scheme when completed will allow electric trains to run to Blackpool from May 2016.
“As part of the work, Network Rail has rebuilt several bridges over the last 12 months to provide clearance for overhead line equipment.
“The railway bridge at Lea Lane is the last public road bridge that needs to be rebuilt and will be closed between October 7 and February 6 2013 with local road diversions in place.”
For further information contact Lancashire County Council on 0845 053 0000.