Delays confirmed in Yorkshire Street as Burnley's Town 2 Turf regeneration scheme set to last until end of August
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Naturally, the ongoing work has led to long traffic delays in a busy area of the town centre, with many Burnley residents blasting the cost of the scheme. Work was due to be completed in time for the start of the new Premier League season.
Burnley host treble winners Manchester City on Friday, August 11th in the Clarets’ hotly anticipated first game back in the Premier League since relegation.
However, critics of the scheme, will be unhappy that a sign has appeared this week stating that work will continue until the end of August.
The scheme will see the roundabout at the junction of Yorkshire Street and Church Street being replaced by a traffic light junction with pedestrian crossings, the subway under Centenary Way being closed and the area landscaped, changes to the road system around the bus station, new pedestrian crossings, and improved paving, seating, and lighting.
It forms part of wider plans to create a “regeneration corridor” from one side of the town centre to the other, from the Weavers’ Triangle through to Turf Moor.
It is being funded through Levelling Up grant money and other funding and undertaken in partnership between Burnley Council, Lancashire County Council and Burnley Football Club.
Recently, the main road outside Turf Moor, Harry Potts Way, was shut in one direction as part of the works.