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University starts phase two of highways Masterplan project | UCLan Masterplan

University starts phase two of highways Masterplan project

The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) contract partner, Balfour Beatty, is to start the second phase of the Masterplan highways scheme.

The second phase will see a new set of diversions and road closures implemented from July 16 toward the end of November 2019.

Road closures continue to include Maudland Bank but will now incorporate Kendal Street and a section of the road on Corporation Street adjacent to the Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC).

New diversions are now 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.

Michael Ahern, UCLan’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “We’d like to thank everyone for their patience while this important project is taking place. Our contractors are making good progress and we hope that staff, students and Prestonians will start to see an improvement in the coming months.

“One of our priorities is to ensure that everyone is kept safe during this period of works and urge pedestrians and cyclists to stick to the correct routes and not walk on the roadside or cross where there aren’t any dedicated crossings.

“It is essential that no-one uses the walk ways through the roundabout or the old pedestrian crossings as these are no longer being used. Should you use them, you could be putting yourself in danger.

“In addition, it would be beneficial for road users to add five or 10 minutes to your journey time especially if you’re driving into this area at peak times.”

 To keep informed of any travel updates and for more detail about the new highways scheme, visit or you can follow @uclanmasterplan on Twitter. Alternatively you can email the Masterplan team at


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