Road closures will begin in Preston this week to make way for an overhaul of highways around the Adelphi Quarter, part of the delivery of the University of Central Lancashire’s £60m Student Centre and civic square.
UCLan, working in partnership with Lancashire County Council, has released a map showing the final layout. Details on the closures can be found here
Maudland Road will be closed from today for a two-year period, to accommodate a compound for Balfour Beatty, the principal contractor to deliver the highways scheme.
Victoria Street, from its junctions with Adelphi Street and Moor Lane, will be closed week commencing 10 June for approximately nine weeks, where the road will be widened to allow for bus diversions. When the project is complete, Adelphi Street, from its junctions with St Peter’s Street to Victoria Street, will be pedestrianised.
In addition, works to the Adelphi roundabout will take place from 10 June to facilitate new traffic diversions, in place for a two-year period until completion of the scheme.
Full pedestrian access will be available throughout all phases of the highways works, but cyclists will be asked to dismount and use pedestrian routes until completion of the project.
Michael Ahern, UCLan’s chief operating officer, said: “We’re pleased to be able to share details of the final highways scheme which will transform our campus and the Adelphi Quarter of Preston. This has been in planning for over three years, during which we have consulted consistently with members of the public, interest groups and our neighbours to create a scheme which not only improves the use of space but most importantly creates a safe environment for all.
“As you can imagine, this is a huge project which once completed will change the face of the University quarter forever. Inevitably there will be some disruption but we are working in close collaboration with our experienced contractor Balfour Beatty and Lancashire County Council on a detailed traffic management plan.”