Flat Iron car park to close as phased work continues

The Flat Iron car park in Chorley
The Flat Iron car park in Chorley

Chorley’s main car park will be fully closed for more than a day next week as improvements to the Flat Iron are finished off.

From 5pm next Tuesday, October 14, the car park will close while the entrances are resurfaced.

It will remain closed the following day and reopen on the Thursday.

However, the closure is subject to weather conditions, says the council.

The next phase of improvement work will then move onto Portland Street car park, which will see the entire car park closed for about three weeks from Monday, October 20.

During this time there will be no vehicle access to Friday Street from Portland Street, but pedestrians will still be able to use this route.

Coun Peter Wilson, deputy leader of Chorley Council, said: “These improvement works are important as our car parks provide a first impression of the town and are in need of repair.

“We have tried to reduce the disruption of the work as much as possible but there are some aspects which mean we have to close car parks to get the job done.

“The Flat Iron should only be closed for one day and we are speaking to Booths about setting up an alternative collection point for that day.

“We have many other car parks close to the shops, so people should use an alternative while work is carried out.

“Unfortunately, Portland Street car park will be closed for longer and we apologise for any inconvenience.”

Work will continue on the Flat Iron before it is fully re-open on Saturday, October 18.

The improvement works are part of Chorley Council’s continued programme of investing in the town centre.