Fishergate Update – Works on Mount Street

8 May 2014
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As part of the £3.4million Fishergate Central Gateway project, improvement work will start on Mount Street on Friday 9 May.

The work will mean that the top 20 metres of Mount Street (from the junction with Fishergate) will be closed to vehicles from 7pm on Friday 9 May until 6am on Monday 12 May and from 7pm on Friday 16 May until 6am on Monday 19 May.

During these periods, Garden Street and Mount Street will become two-way to accommodate the traffic flow.

Pay and display parking will be suspended during these periods on Mount Street and Garden Street to allow space for the two way operation.

The project, funded by £1.38m from the European Regional Development Fund and £2m from Lancashire County Council, will improve key gateways into the city.

By creating a more pedestrian-friendly and attractive city centre, less dominated by cars, the project will attract more commercial investment and boost growth in the area.

Paul Dunne, Public Realm Manager for Preston and South Ribble, said: "We appreciate that this work will cause a degree of disruption but have been talking with local businesses to avoid major issues. We are moving closer to completion of the project and we are confident that when it is finished this summer the scheme will be hugely beneficial to the whole of Preston and the surrounding area."

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Note to editors:

The Fishergate Central Gateway Project is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund Programme 2007 to 2013.

The Department for Communities and Local Government is the managing authority for the European Regional Development Fund Programme, whi! ch is one of the funds established by the European Commission to help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support local businesses and create jobs.

For more information visit [https://www.gov.uk/browse/business/funding-debt/european-regional-development-funding ERDF regional guidance north west]

For further information please contact: Andy Swain on 01772 532781

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