Market Street closed for work

County Coun John Fillis
County Coun John Fillis
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There could be disruption in Chorley town centre this week as the Market Street improvement work is completed.

Market Street will be closed for four days and two-way traffic will be allowed on St George’s Street to allow access for residents.

The work is being done by Chorley Council and Lancashire County Council to improve the southern end of Market Street.

Coun Peter Wilson, deputy leader of Chorley Council, said: “I know the closures will cause some disruption but all the businesses will remain open and people will still be able to walk up and down Market Street to do their shopping or whatever else they need to do in the town centre.

“The work has been so well received we are planning to continue the new look from where it currently ends right up to the northern end of Market Street.”

On Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday, Market Street will be closed from High Street to Pall Mall. The closure will be lifted from 4pm to 9am and at the weekend.

The gates at the top of Market Street will shut at 8.30am and cars can exit until 9am.

On Wednesday, March 11, the side street crossings between St George’s Street and Pall Mall will be resurfaced and work done to the footways.

Two-way traffic will be allowed on St George’s Street during the resurfacing work.

County Coun John Fillis, Lancashire County Council cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “Once the work is completely finished it will be something we can all be proud of and I’d urge people to come and support their local traders and see what a difference the work has made.”

The road closures mean the free 30-minute parking bays on Market Street will not be available.