Fishergate emergency roadworks due to finish before retailers reopen

Highway bosses have vowed roadworks in the centre of Preston will finish this weekend - ahead of shops reopening on Monday, April 12.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 3:00 pm

Emergency roadworks that temporarily closed down Preston s main high street last month are set to be removed tomorrow.

The works were implemented by Lancashire County Council for them to carry out an investigation into uneven road surfaces and crushed paving stones on the high street.

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The diversion down Lune street will also be removed from tomorrow ready for shops opening

The area between Lune Street and Mount Street was closed temporarily at the end of March, meaning traffic had to be diverted.

And the council confirmed they hoped the works would wrap up today, April 9, but have since told the Post that they will be removed tomorrow, in time for non-essential retail to reopen from Monday.

The diversion was in place for most vehicles via Lune Street and Ringway and Corporation Street, with buses services between the bus station and the railway station taking a more direct route via Ringway and Corporation Street.

A spokesman for Lancashire County Council said: "We're grateful for people's patience during the work which has been taking place on Fishergate in recent weeks.

The emergency repairs were for the council to investigate uneven road surfaces

"We closed a short section of Fishergate between Lune Street and Mount Street for emergency repairs due to the surface having rapidly deteriorated over recent weeks.

"The repairs to the paving between Lune Street and Mount Street are almost complete, and all traffic management will be removed at the end of the day on Saturday in good time for the businesses due to reopen on Monday."

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Road improvements have been made to level out the cracking and uneven surface
Works are due to be moved by tomorrow, April 10