Motorists set for traffic woes

Cars queuing on Trafalgar Street.
Cars queuing on Trafalgar Street.

Motorists are facing further traffic woes with Trafalgar Street now closed for two weeks.

Resurfacing work is being carried out on the busy Burnley main road and will not be completed until Saturday, September 13th.

The work is in connection with the Weavers’ Triangle regeneration project and comes on the back of a number of other major roadworks to be carried out in the town.

Work has already taken place in Trafalgar Street as well as at the Barracks roundabout, near to Gannow, the M65 and Accrington Road all during the same period.

To keep disruption to a minimum the timings will be changed on the traffic lights at the Mitre junction to keep traffic flowing on Westgate.

Trafalgar Street will also be open for access to vehicles delivering to businesses and to allow staff and students to reach the new University Technical College. A diversion will be in place via Burnham Gate.

Oliver Starkey, highways manager for East Lancashire, said: “We’re sorry for the inconvenience while Trafalgar Street is closed, but hope people agree that it will be worth it in the long term as we make Burnley a better place to live, visit and do business.

“Changing the timings on the Mitre junction will help to keep traffic moving as efficiently as possible, and we’ve also arranged for BT to do a separate job on Trafalgar Street at the same time, which will help to minimise overall disruption.”