Major roadworks are being carried out on a main road into Accrington as part of a multi million pound bus scheme.
Lancashire County Council’s resurfacing work on Blackburn Road from Willows Lane to Lonsdale Street is expected to take around four weeks to complete. The works are part of the £40 million Pennine Reach scheme to improve transport links between Hyndburn and Blackburn, and include the new £6.4 million Accrington bus station.
George Brockbank, contracts manager for Lancashire County Council, said: “We’re replacing the road surface of Blackburn Road between the junctions of Willow Lane and Lonsdale Street.
“We’re carrying out fairly deep excavations to rebuild the structure of the road and ensure the new surface lasts for many years. We’ve scheduled the resurfacing to coordinate with the Pennine Reach work at Church to minimise delays to people’s journeys, and are grateful for their patience while we complete this essential maintenance.
“Resurfacing can be disrupted by bad weather, but assuming this does not cause too many delays, the work on Blackburn Road should be finished by the end of May.”