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Work has started constructing the new improved traffic junction between New Hall Lane and
Skeffington Road/Scotforth Road.
As part of this work we are installing new traffic lights and also new pedestrian crossing points. There is a lot of work to be done, putting in new cables underground before the new paving can be laid in each section.
To enable us to carry out the work safely we have temporarily altered the position of the traffic lights on Skeffington Road and the eastbound side of New Hall Lane. As the work area has also
restricted the width of Skeffington Road, the phasing of the traffic lights has also been changed.
Vehicles leaving Skeffington and Scotforth Road will not get a green traffic light at the same time to ensure that vehicles do not meet on this narrow section.
As the work progresses to other corners of the junction similar changes will be required temporarily to Scotforth Road and New Hall Lane. At times this may slow traffic flow thorough this section of the work and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.
The pedestrian crossings across New Hall Lane at this junction have also been suspended while the new cabling and layout is installed.
Pedestrians are advised to use the new Toucan crossing point outside St Matthews School or the temporary pedestrian crossing outside Newbrook House as safe alternatives.
Similar work on the Acregate and New Hall Lane junction has stared but has been temporarily
halted and will resume again soon.
We have also been building areas of paving which have started to form the new parking bay areas.
Trees will soon be planted on several sections of this paving. These will be ornamental pear trees which give a beautiful display of white flowers in spring and bright glossy green leaves afterwards.
Further work is required to complete the layout of the junctions of the side streets where they adjoin New Hall Lane. New kerb lines and paving to guide vehicles around the corner and in to the streets will be constructed.
To carry out the work we will need to close off access in to the side streets. Diversion routes will be put in place and residents will still be able to access their properties.
At times we may also need to put temporary traffic lights on New Hall Lane as the work area will reduce the width of the carriageway making it unsafe for two vehicles to pass at the same time.
Again we are sorry for any delays or inconvenience caused.
Friends of Fishwick and St Matthews are promoting a shop front improvement loan exclusively for New Hall Lane businesses in the shopping area between Acregate and Heaton Street.
The loan is to be used for the repair or replacement of any part of the shop front including windows, doors, shutters, security and signage.
An interest free loan between £500 and £5000 is available with no fees repayable over 6 to 36 months. Any owner occupier, landlord or tenant over the age of 18 can apply for the loan.
If you would like more information or to apply for a loan then please contact Lancashire Community Finance on 01772 556877 or call in to their office at 4 Fleet Street, Preston, PR1 2UT.
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