Town works in home straight

Rossendale Free Press - - School News -

OVERNIGHT works will get un­der­way next week to com­plete the fi­nal stages of a scheme to up­grade the cen­tre of Bacup.

Some town cen­tre roads will be closed to al­low them to be resur­faced, and new lines to be painted.

Lan­cashire County Coun­cil (LCC) said it will take up to five nights from Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 29, with roads to be closed overnight from 8pm to 6am to min­imise dis­rup­tion.

The clo­sures will cen­tre around St James Square in Bacup, and the ap­proaches on Burn­ley Road, York­shire Street, Mar­ket Street and St James Street.

Di­ver­sions will be signed, with traf­fic man­age­ment in place to al­low ac­cess for late-night buses and emer­gency ser­vices.

In a state­ment, LCC said: “The work is part of the Town­scape Her­itage Ini­tia­tive, which aims to sup­port the re­gen­er­a­tion of Bacup by restor­ing his­toric fea­tures and in­creas­ing its ap­peal to vis­i­tors and busi­nesses.

“The lat­est phase of the Town­scape Her­itage Ini­tia­tive in­volves pave­ments in and around St James Square be­ing up­graded with high-qual­ity York Stone, roads resur­faced, and three new ze­bra cross­ings be­ing in­stalled. Ex­tra vis­i­tor park­ing and load­ing bays for busi­nesses is also be­ing in­tro­duced.”

Some mi­nor works will still need to be com­pleted fol­low­ing the resur­fac­ing, with the whole scheme due to be fin­ished around Novem­ber 9.

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