Blackburn drivers face disruption as one-way system to be closed for two-and-a-half weeks

This Is Lancashire: Darwen Street, Blackburn, has closed for resurfacing work Darwen Street, Blackburn, has closed for resurfacing work

MOTORISTS in Blackburn town centre will face traffic disruption later this month when parts of the one-way system are closed.

The roads will be shut to allow for drainage works for the Cathedral Quarter development, and a diversion will be in place, sending traffic along Jubilee Street and Darwen Street.

The closures will run from Tuesday, April 22 and are expected to be in force for around two-and-a-half weeks, until Friday, May 9.

While the work is carried out, a length of Bridge Street will be closed from its junction with Jubilee Street to the junction with George Street.

George Street will also be closed between Bridge Street and Pilkington Street.

The existing one-way traffic system will temporarily be revoked, and traffic will flow east to west on Jubilee Street, between the junctions of Bridge Street and Darwen Street.

Traffic will also temporarily move west to east on George Street, between the junctions of Darwen Street and Bridge Street.

The diversions will apply to all vehicles, with contraflow for public service vehicles, hackney carriages, horse-drawn vehicles, and cyclists.

n Darwen Street closed for resurfacing work from yesterday. The street, between the Cathedral and Radio Lancashire to the lights at St Peter Street, will close during the week-long works between 7pm and 2am. There will be disruption to bus services and nearby residents have been advised to keep windows closed. A diversion will be in place, with St Peter Street reversed to allow traffic to access businesses

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2:00pm Tue 1 Apr 14

shytalk says...

It seems Blackburn town center is now completely closed to traffic...
It seems Blackburn town center is now completely closed to traffic... shytalk
  • Score: 26

2:15pm Tue 1 Apr 14

A Darener says...

Blackburn drivers face disruption as one-way system to be closed for two-and-a-half weeks
Will anybody notice the difference?
Blackburn drivers face disruption as one-way system to be closed for two-and-a-half weeks Will anybody notice the difference? A Darener
  • Score: 32

2:42pm Tue 1 Apr 14

barryinthailand says...

I bet all them guys using "horse_drawn vehicles" are breathing a huge sigh of relief, knowing they will escape much of the chaos!
I bet all them guys using "horse_drawn vehicles" are breathing a huge sigh of relief, knowing they will escape much of the chaos! barryinthailand
  • Score: 20

2:56pm Tue 1 Apr 14

HarryBosch says...

barryinthailand wrote:
I bet all them guys using "horse_drawn vehicles" are breathing a huge sigh of relief, knowing they will escape much of the chaos!
Even the Rag 'bone men have abandoned Blackburn!
And you never seem to see Thwaites' dray carts nowadays either.
[quote][p][bold]barryinthailand[/bold] wrote: I bet all them guys using "horse_drawn vehicles" are breathing a huge sigh of relief, knowing they will escape much of the chaos![/p][/quote]Even the Rag 'bone men have abandoned Blackburn! And you never seem to see Thwaites' dray carts nowadays either. HarryBosch
  • Score: 21

3:01pm Tue 1 Apr 14

bulldogbrfc says...

Why would the ppl of bunley be driving there"horse_drawn vehicles" in Blackburn?
Why would the ppl of bunley be driving there"horse_drawn vehicles" in Blackburn? bulldogbrfc
  • Score: 12

4:01pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Steven Seagull says...

bulldogbrfc wrote:
Why would the ppl of bunley be driving there"horse_dra
wn vehicles" in Blackburn?
You'd love that wouldn't you? New horses in the horse gene pool to satisfy your fettish.
[quote][p][bold]bulldogbrfc[/bold] wrote: Why would the ppl of bunley be driving there"horse_dra wn vehicles" in Blackburn?[/p][/quote]You'd love that wouldn't you? New horses in the horse gene pool to satisfy your fettish. Steven Seagull
  • Score: 11

5:02pm Tue 1 Apr 14

burner says...

I bet that the whole system works TONS better !!! . . . and the Armish will be dead chuffed.
I bet that the whole system works TONS better !!! . . . and the Armish will be dead chuffed. burner
  • Score: 10

8:21pm Tue 1 Apr 14

POW WOW says...

HarryBosch wrote:
barryinthailand wrote:
I bet all them guys using "horse_drawn vehicles" are breathing a huge sigh of relief, knowing they will escape much of the chaos!
Even the Rag 'bone men have abandoned Blackburn!
And you never seem to see Thwaites' dray carts nowadays either.
Aye it all happening to us Blackburnians.......
.. everything going down the swanee...... unskilled workers, cluster flop football team and yet with today's other rubbing salt in the wound headline news "most underwieght children in the country !!!!!! " At this rate there'll be something in the beer next !!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]HarryBosch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]barryinthailand[/bold] wrote: I bet all them guys using "horse_drawn vehicles" are breathing a huge sigh of relief, knowing they will escape much of the chaos![/p][/quote]Even the Rag 'bone men have abandoned Blackburn! And you never seem to see Thwaites' dray carts nowadays either.[/p][/quote]Aye it all happening to us Blackburnians....... .. everything going down the swanee...... unskilled workers, cluster flop football team and yet with today's other rubbing salt in the wound headline news "most underwieght children in the country !!!!!! " At this rate there'll be something in the beer next !!!!!!!! POW WOW
  • Score: 12

10:07am Wed 2 Apr 14

woolywords says...

burner wrote:
I bet that the whole system works TONS better !!! . . . and the Armish will be dead chuffed.
That went over a few heads and gained you, nothing. I don't know why you bother but you do raise an interesting hypothesis.
When was the last time that you saw an HGV or LGV, as they are known now?
Cyclists have gone the way of the Dodo, extinct.
Me and my mate went for a pootle to Bolton, yesterday, and you couldn't move for them, pedalling like lunatics in the middle of the road, thinking they owned them.
Now cars are going to be banned and veg-eating, tree-huggers, must be thinking it's Christmas, come early but they don't know, what I know. There has been some very subtle and sneaky moves to control pedestrian access, over the years. Barriers that stop you crossing directly over a road, like you used to be able to do on a Zebra crossing. Now, it's a Pelican-styled one but the control has been taken from them. These lights are not designed to be, as they were originally intended, pedestrian light controlled. They have all the lights and buttons but don't work in their favour, at all now.
When you go to cross the road, first you have to wait then can only go halfway across, around some barriers then wait again, before completing the crossing.
What they have done is, place barriers, to herd you in a direction, that they want you to go in, not where you would wish to go. The precise destination that they want me to go, I have yet to discern but new barriers are in the planning stages, right now.
[quote][p][bold]burner[/bold] wrote: I bet that the whole system works TONS better !!! . . . and the Armish will be dead chuffed.[/p][/quote]That went over a few heads and gained you, nothing. I don't know why you bother but you do raise an interesting hypothesis. When was the last time that you saw an HGV or LGV, as they are known now? Cyclists have gone the way of the Dodo, extinct. Me and my mate went for a pootle to Bolton, yesterday, and you couldn't move for them, pedalling like lunatics in the middle of the road, thinking they owned them. Now cars are going to be banned and veg-eating, tree-huggers, must be thinking it's Christmas, come early but they don't know, what I know. There has been some very subtle and sneaky moves to control pedestrian access, over the years. Barriers that stop you crossing directly over a road, like you used to be able to do on a Zebra crossing. Now, it's a Pelican-styled one but the control has been taken from them. These lights are not designed to be, as they were originally intended, pedestrian light controlled. They have all the lights and buttons but don't work in their favour, at all now. When you go to cross the road, first you have to wait then can only go halfway across, around some barriers then wait again, before completing the crossing. What they have done is, place barriers, to herd you in a direction, that they want you to go in, not where you would wish to go. The precise destination that they want me to go, I have yet to discern but new barriers are in the planning stages, right now. woolywords
  • Score: 1

2:15pm Wed 2 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

Sounds like any which way. Good luck all you Blackburners looks like you'll need it glad I'm not there anymore (yes I did manage to escape !l)
Sounds like any which way. Good luck all you Blackburners looks like you'll need it glad I'm not there anymore (yes I did manage to escape !l) ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 6

2:17pm Wed 2 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

shytalk wrote:
It seems Blackburn town center is now completely closed to traffic...
Without doubt if you do get in will you be pleased ? I don't think so
[quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: It seems Blackburn town center is now completely closed to traffic...[/p][/quote]Without doubt if you do get in will you be pleased ? I don't think so ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 6

8:34am Thu 3 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

ConcernedOssy wrote:
shytalk wrote:
It seems Blackburn town center is now completely closed to traffic...
Without doubt if you do get in will you be pleased ? I don't think so
Blackburn town centre has been closed to traffic for years !! No change there then
[quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: It seems Blackburn town center is now completely closed to traffic...[/p][/quote]Without doubt if you do get in will you be pleased ? I don't think so[/p][/quote]Blackburn town centre has been closed to traffic for years !! No change there then ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 7

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