Residents’ air their concern about Low Moor road works

The sign on St Paul's Street, Clitheroe.
The sign on St Paul's Street, Clitheroe.

Residents in the Low Moor area of Clitheroe say road works due to start on Friday could prove a “great inconvenience”.

Mr William Huddy, of Meadow View, Low Moor, said that himself and some of his neighbours are concerned about Lancashire County Council’s plans to close St Paul’s Street, Low Moor, for re-surfacing from Friday for two weeks.

“I telephoned Lancashire County Council and apparently it isn’t feasible for a traffic management system to be put in place enabling partial use of the main access road in and out of Low Moor,” Mr Huddy said. “I and some of my neighbours find this incomprehensible, and foresee great inconvenience for some residents.”

However, a spokesman for LCC said that access will be “very limited” on three days because of the nature of the work. Weather permitting, Friday, Monday and December 9th have been pencilled in to carry out this work.

The spokesman added: “The surface of St Paul’s Road is very worn and we’re planning to carry out resurfacing over two weeks from Friday November 25th. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, however once completed this should mean no further maintenance being needed for a number of years.

“We’re aware that St Paul’s Road provides the only vehicle access to Low Moor and some disruption will be unavoidable due to the need to close the road during working hours. We will try to allow access when we can and will always allow access for emergency vehicles. However it may not be possible to allow access at all at times, particularly over the three days when the new surface is being laid.

“We would ask people to work with us to allow us to complete this much-needed resurfacing, and to contact us as soon as possible if they have any queries about access so that we can try to minimise disruption to them as much as possible.”