Motorists have been warned to avoid a main town centre through road for the next NINE WEEKS.
King Street will be closed to through traffic, and Edgar Street and School Street will be partly closed from Monday, September 28 until November.
Lancashire County Council (LCC) has apologised for any inconvenience caused, but said the closures are needed to allow upgrades to traffic lights and public areas near to the new £6.4 million bus station site. Highways bosses said the improvements include upgrading the traffic lights at the Blackburn Road/King Street junction as well as a number of more minor works to reshape the pavements and kerbs and ‘make the area look smarter’.
Access to and from the car parking area under the railway viaduct and the McDonalds/cinema car park will be maintained via King Street, but the road will be closed to through traffic.
LCC said part-way through the scheme the routes to access the car parks will need be changed to allow works to continue, however these changes will be ‘clearly signed on site in advance’. Diversions are being put in place around Hyndburn Road and Oxford Street.