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Lancaster Road has reopened for drivers to access Church Street, following the latest stage of improvement work in Preston City Centre.

The improvement work is being carried out by Lancashire County Council. The aim is to create a more welcoming and attractive city centre.

County Councillor Keith Iddon, Cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “We have just re-opened Lancaster Road, but further work still needs to be carried out on the bus stops, before they’re back in use at the Church Street end. The first stage of this work is likely to be finished within the next month.

“The recent good weather has helped us to complete this section more quickly than expected.

“Thank you for people’s patience and understanding while this improvement work is carried out. We’re have been working with businesses to schedule the work in ways that will minimise the impact on them.

“Lord Street, Lancaster Road and Jacson Street will need to close at different times for resurfacing. Once this has been done, these roads will be opened back up for vehicles and pedestrians.”

This improvements will include new pavements, lighting, benches, bins and a new road surface. Once finished, the improvements will run alongside some of the city’s most well-known buildings including the Guild Hall, the Harris Museum and Library and the Town Hall.

Funding for this improvement work has come from the Growth Deal, and as part of the county council’s contribution to the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal.

Find out more about the work.

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