Town works in home straight
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.