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Work to prepare for repairs to Lancaster's Greyhound Bridge gathers pace

John Freeman

Lancashire County Council is alerting people to changes being made to roads in Lancaster to get ready for major repairs to the Greyhound Bridge, which will be closed from Monday 29 January for 6 months. See new traffic routes

Over the next two weeks there will be an escalation of work being carried out on Morecambe Road, Owen Road, Lune Street and Parliament Street in preparation for the closure of Greyhound Bridge Road on Monday 29th January 2018.

The bulk of the works will be carried out off-peak and overnight, primarily with mobile single lane closures.

Overnight on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th January 2018 between the hours of 7.00pm and 7.00am there will be a closure in place on Parliament Street. Traffic wishing to travel north via Caton Road will be diverted at the Parliament Street/Bulk Road junction via Greyhound Bridge Road, Morecambe Road and Skerton Bridge.

The final changes to the road network being put in place while Greyhound Bridge is closed will start at 7.00pm on Friday 26th January 2018 and continue right through the weekend. The switchover to two-way running on Skerton Bridge is planned to take place mid-afternoon on Sunday 28th January 2018.

Traffic management teams will be in place at all the key junctions to assist traffic getting used to the new layout through Sunday night and throughout the day on Monday.

Businesses will be remain open as usual throughout the works.

• To find out more about the work, see the 'Greyhound Bridge' section on