Good Afternoon,

Please accept our apologies for the late notice of this.

Works on the Blackburn Road/Harwood Road/High Street junction at Rishton will be starting on Monday 16th February and are expected to continue until Mid-April 2015.

There are expected to be heavy volumes of traffic in the area and delays as a result of the works. The works will be carried out as quickly as possible in order to keep disruptions as low as possible.

The work includes minor road widening to improve the left turn from Harwood Road to High Street, resurfacing of the road at the junction and relocation of the southbound bus stop on Blackburn Road to move it further away from the junction. These works will be carried out under three-way temporary signals.

During the works period Eachill Road will be closed from its junction with Blackburn Road to its junction with Noble Street for the entirety of the works. Mary Street will also be required to be closed for one week during the works, however it is not yet known when this will be. Both Mary Street and Eachill Road can be accessed via Haworth Street off Station Road or Knowles Street off Walmsley Street.

No bus stops in the area will be closed as part of these works, however the Southbound stop on Blackburn Road (stop no.2500156) will be removed during the works and replaced by a new stop further away from the junction. It is hoped that the new stop will be in place before the old stop is closed and removed from site.

Kind Regards,

Greg Bonner
Technical Support Officer
Public Transport Development
Lancashire County Council
T: 01772 533729