The map below outlines the new road layout, which will complement the University’s circa £60 million Student Centre and new civic square, a key part of UCLan’s transformational £200 million Campus Masterplan.
Scheduled to be completed by summer 2021, highways enabling works are now taking place on site for the second phase of the highways scheme, resulting in a number of road closures and diversions.
Full pedestrian access will be available throughout all phases of the highways works, but cyclists will be asked to dismount and use pedestrian routes until completion of the project.
Phase 1 – Road Closures / Diversions
Maudland Road will be closed from the week commencing June 3 for a two-year period, to accommodate a compound for Balfour Beatty which has been selected as the principal contractor to deliver the highways scheme.
In addition, works to the Adelphi roundabout will take place from June 10 to facilitate new traffic diversions, that will be in place for a two-year period until completion of the scheme.
Phase 2 – Road Closures / Diversions
Road closures continue to include Maudland Bank but now incorporate Kendal Street and a section of the road on Corporation Street adjacent to the Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC).
New diversions are in place on Corporation Street, from Marsh Lane toward the University becoming one way. Friargate will continue to operate with two-way traffic and Hope Street is to now become a two-way highway.
Works will be carried out to make Harrington Street two-way resulting in the closure of the road from September 9 for approximately six weeks. It will remain access only during this period.
When the project is complete, Adelphi Street, from its junctions with St Peter’s Street to Victoria Street, will become pedestrianised.
Phase 3 – Road Closures / Diversions
The next nine-month phase is scheduled to start the week beginning 25 November – to be confirmed – when a new, two-way stretch of highway will open, directly linking Fylde Road with Corporation Street.
Once the new road has opened, Adelphi Street will close temporarily from the Adelphi Roundabout to St Peter’s Street. Newly constructed parking bays on St Peter’s Street will maintain access for customers using Adelphi Street businesses, all of which will remain open during these works.
From the week commencing 9 December – to be confirmed – Friargate will close at its junction with Hope Street but access to businesses for deliveries will be maintained through a two-way loop on Friargate (see map). For other motorists, all roads will remain open as normal unless otherwise stated.
At the same time traffic restrictions will also be in place on Moor Lane and Walker Street. While vehicle access for residents and businesses in Moor Lane and Walker Street will remain open, there will be no access from these routes through the Adelphi Roundabout.
Alternative routes will be available around the Adelphi roundabout for cyclists, pedestrians and residents wanting to access Adelphi Street, Friargate, Moor Lane and Walker Street. Where relevant, cyclists should dismount and follow pedestrian routes. All businesses on all affected roads will remain open as usual with full pedestrian access available.
Alternative bus routes and timetables have already been established but users should contact their local bus companies for further details before the start of the new phase of works.
The University would like to remind motorists that at weekends UCLan car parks are available and free for general public use.