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Work continues on £3.4m project to boost city centre

Moving on: A diversion is put in place as work is continued on the �3.4m Fishergate central gateway plans

Moving on: A diversion is put in place as work is continued on the �3.4m Fishergate central gateway plans

Work on a £3.4m plan to boost the economic centre of Preston has restarted after a break over the Christmas period.

The Fishergate central gateway project is back under way, to create a more pedestrian-friendly street.

Work is now ongoing to narrow the footway on the section between the Santander Building Society and Cafe Nero.

It is being carried out to create more road space, so traffic can continue to flow as work moves to the other side of the street on January 27.

In the same week, work is set to begin on the stretch of the Fishergate from the Pound Bakery to Phones4U, meaning the bus stop will temporarily move to outside the Fishergate Centre.

The longer-term plan is that by the end of the project, all three bus stops on Fishergate will move outside the railway station to create a transport hub.

This Monday, work is due to start on Corporation Street, between Fishergate and Ringway. The road will remain open but with narrower lanes, and drivers may face some disruption.

County Councillor John Fillis, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said: “It is great to see work continuing at a pace on this important project which will completely transform Fishergate, resulting in a much more attractive environment and attracting new business to the city.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the end result.

“Preston plays a key role in Lancashire’s economy so new jobs and investment have a positive impact on the rest of the county. Transforming Fishergate is the first phase of a longer term strategy that we’re working on with Preston City Council to develop the city centre and surrounding area.”

 

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