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Current status of the scheme

The majority of the works on the Pennine Reach Scheme have been completed including:

  • Accrington Bus Station, opened 10th July 2016 
  • Rishton – Blackburn Road/High Street/Harwood Road junction
  • Great Harwood Interchange
  • Park Road, Great Harwood – road widening works
  • Hare & Hounds junction phase 1- preliminary works including new traffic signals
  • Car parks at Warwick Avenue, Clayton Hall Drive, Clayton Street and Canal Street
  • A bus lane on Whalley Road between Lynwood Avenue and the Sparth Road junction (in the direction of Accrington)
  • Church Gateway
  • Various bus stops and shelters

Outstanding works

Works Proposed start date Proposed completion date
Southside of the Hare & Hounds junction, Clayton le Moors To Be Determined – subject to land acquisition and consultation.

A public consultation on the proposed traffic regulation order for the works is required and a decision made before any works can commence. This consultation will take place once the land off Whalley Road required to construct residents parking spaces has been acquired. Further updates will be provided at this time..

South of the Hare & Hounds junction(Accrington side) , Clayton le Moors

The Pennine Reach proposals for the south side (Accrington side ) of the junction are still to be fully consulted on.

Proposals include:

  • A dedicated bus lane on Whalley Road on approach to the Hare and Hounds junction, northbound
  • On street parking would not be permitted along the length of the bus lane on both sides of Whalley Road
  • New alternative (replacement) parking areas are being considered behind the houses on Whalley Road and a new car park on the site of the former St James' church on Clayton Street (this car park is complete)