Motorists face weeks of disruption

Motorists face weeks of disruption.
Motorists face weeks of disruption.
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Motorists are to face a month of traffic jams in Lancaster city centre as work on the sewer system continues.

Work on an £18m sewer improvement project is now well under way - aimed at cleaning the River Lune and improving Morecambe’s bathing waters.

And as the work progresses United Utilities is warning motorists to expect lane closures while it makes a vital new connection in the city’s sewer system.

From Monday, August 5, there will be a four-week lane closure in Bulk Road outside Parliament Street Retail Park.

St Leonardgate will be made one way from Bulk Road to Rosemary Lane, and Phoenix Street will be closed to all traffic.

The lane closure is to allow a new underground storage tank at Parliament Street Retail Park to be linked into the existing sewer beneath Bulk Road.

The tank will be used to capture the extra volumes of dirty water that flood into the sewers during heavy rain - meaning it won’t have to spill into the river.

After the rainstorm the sewage will be pumped away for treatment.

Since, July 22, United Utilities has also been carrying out some modification work at several junctions, realigning kerbs and resurfacing, to make sure the diversion routes operate as smoothly as possible.

Dawn Harrington, project manager, said: “We’ll make sure the traffic changes are well signposted on the approach to Bulk Road, to help you get in the correct lane.

“We’re sorry for any disruption this may cause.”