University to begin highways project as part of Masterplan
New road scheme to be completed by summer 2021
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), working in partnership with Lancashire County Council (LCC), will be starting work on a highways scheme that will transform the Adelphi Quarter in Preston.
Work will begin to prepare the site for the highways project, which is a key component of UCLan’s £200 million Campus Masterplan.
The preparation works will see Maudland Road closed from week commencing Monday 15 April for a two-year period. In addition, minor works to the Adelphi roundabout will take place to facilitate new traffic diversions.
Victoria Road from its junctions with Adelphi Street and Moor Lane, will also be closed from the end of May for approximately eight weeks.
"We will ensure that during this important period of enabling works, any changes to traffic routes will be regularly and comprehensively communicated to our stakeholders."
Michael Ahern, UCLan’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “The scheme will create a hugely improved public realm and is crucial to delivering our Masterplan that will transform our campus and the Adelphi Quarter.
“The new highways have been in planning for over three years and in that time, we have consulted consistently with members of the public, interest groups, our staff and importantly our neighbours to ensure their concerns have been met, while creating a design that improves the use of space and creates a safe environment for all.
“The highways project has also been designed to complement the construction of our new £60 million Student Centre which will have a new civic square at the heart of the design.
“A significant amount of preparatory work has already been carried out to ensure the next phase of the Masterplan is completed as efficiently as possible.
“We will ensure that during this important period of enabling works, any changes to traffic routes will be regularly and comprehensively communicated to our stakeholders.”
Any questions about the highways scheme and the work to be carried out can be sent to UCLanMasterPlan@uclan.ac.uk.