Thursday, December 07, 2017
New Give Way markings are being trialled on one of Preston's main shopping streets, to help to reduce queuing at peak times.
People travelling along Fishergate, towards the railway station will now need to give way at the junction with Butler Street.
Markings have been put on the road and temporary signing has been installed.
The changes have been made by Lancashire County Council on a trial basis, to reduce queues along Butler Street for people leaving the railway station and the Fishergate shopping centre car park.
County Councillor Keith Iddon, Cabinet member for highways and transport, said: "There have been problems at peak times on Butler Street for many years, especially in the run up to Christmas.
"The rail replacement buses for the closure of the Blackpool line have added extra traffic and delay on this street this year. So we've looked carefully at this junction and introduced the trial Give Way.
"We'll continue to monitor the situation to see how it helps this part of the city. It's a busy time of year and this is an especially busy area of the city centre at peak times.
"We encourage drivers who choose to use Corporation Street and Fishergate to get to Penwortham and other parts of South Ribble, to consider staying on Ringway to reach their destination and help to keep traffic moving in this part of the city centre.
"There's a high demand for parking spaces at certain times in some areas of the city centre, and people are advised to plan accordingly."
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