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