Improvement works aiming to make Preston more attractive

Roadworks on Lancaster RoadRoadworks on Lancaster Road
Roadworks on Lancaster Road
Lancashire County Council launched the latest phase of its improvement works in Preston city centre earlier this year.

What is the project?

The first phases on Fishergate and Church Street were finished last year.

Now the scheme, including new pavements, lighting, benches, bins and road surface, is being extended to parts of Lancaster Road, Jacson Street, Lord Street and a section of Tithebarn Street. It will continue in several stages until 2019.

Are there any disruptions as a result of the work?

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Yes. Until April a temporary road layout is in place and bus stops close to the town hall have been moved.

What progress has been made?

County Coun Keith Iddon, said: “I’m really pleased that the first stage is on schedule and has gone well so far.

We’ve already made changes around the junction of Lancaster Road and Lord Street to create wider pavements, narrow the road and create new informal crossing points.

When it’s finished this will create a more welcoming and attractive city centre.”

Who is funding these improvements?

The scheme is a county council contribution to the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal and part of its specific Growth Deal.