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Monday 2 August 2021

Masterplan road improvements enter final straight

Temporary road closures announced to complete resurfacing work

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has today announced some temporary road closures around the new University Square as final highways resurfacing work is completed.

The work will take place between 9 and 20 August between 8.00pm and 6.00am.

Highways resurfacing locations will be split into two distinct road sections with one section or the other remaining open for the duration of the work and diversions in place for all through traffic.

In section one (marked in red on the map below), the University areas of Fylde Road and Corporation Street will be closed for the resurfacing work on the 9, 10 and 12 August.

"We have planned for this resurfacing to take place overnight to minimise disruption and for it to be completed as quickly as possible"

A spokesperson for the University

In section two (marked on the map in green), the University end of Friargate, Walker Street and Moor Lane will be closed on 11, 13, 16, 17, 18 and 19 August.

A spokesperson for the University said: “We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this work may cause and thank everyone for their continued patience. Along with our highways partner Balfour Beatty, we have planned for this resurfacing to take place overnight to minimise disruption and for it to be completed as quickly as possible. Clear diversion signage will be in place but we would ask drivers to allow a little more time to complete their journeys.”

The exact dates for the work are subject to change and are also weather dependent with the possibility the resurfacing could be extended into the following week, 22 to 27 August.

Road layout for final resurfacing work01 / 01