Tuesday, 18 February 2014

United Utilities announces Torrisholme Road works as part of M6 Link project

As part of the works for the Heysham to M6 Link Road, United Utilities has announced it will be undertaking works to divert a 12" and 7" water main out of Torrisholme Road to enable the construction of the Torrisholme Road Bridge.

Recent investigations by Lancashire County Council have determined that the water main diversion work connections will require full day time road closures of Torrisholme Road between the hours of 07.30 and 18.00.

The works are programmed to take place over three days from Tuesday 25th February to Thursday 27th February. Torrisholme Road will be closed on these days between Russell drive and 179 Torrisholme Road (by the College entrance).

Advance notification signs will be erected on Torrisholme Road next week.

Buses to Lancaster and Morecambe College will run as normal, but when leaving the College they will turn right onto Torrisholme Road. Stagecoach buses coming from Morecambe will terminate at Torrisholme Square; buses coming from Lancaster will follow the Morecambe Road route only.

Pedestrian access to the College will be maintained between Russell Drive and the College entrance. However, Costain (the contractors building the road) has asked that pedestrians take extra care and follow the pedestrian barrier routes and signage.

Parking for staff and students will be as normal, with the barrier between the front and rear car parks remaining in place to avoid other road users taking a short cut through College grounds. For those travelling from Morecambe or the North, you will need to drive along Morecambe Road past the College, turn left down Penrhyn Road to access Torrisholme Road and the rear entrance of the College. For those coming from Lancaster or the South, routes will remain unaffected.

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