Public Realm Update

Work will start in July to enhance the centre of Bacup. Smart new paving and improved pedestrian facilities are planned as part of the next phase of the THI gets underway.


It will see pavements in and around St James Square upgraded with high-quality York stone, roads resurfaced and three new zebra crossings installed. Extra visitor parking and loading bays for businesses will also be introduced.

The work to be carried out by contractors Eric Wright Civil Engineering for Lancashire County Council will start on Monday 9th July,  and is scheduled to finish during October 2018.

A clockwise circulatory system will be introduced to manage traffic, routing vehicles via St James Square, St James Street, Union Street and Market Street. Bacup will remain open to business throughout, with contractors to liaise with residents and businesses directly affected to ensure that access is maintained whenever needed.

The improvements include upgrades to the roads and pavements on St James Square and adjoining sections of St James St, Market St, Burnley Road and Yorkshire St. Further signing and lining works will be carried out on these roads, as well as South Street, Union Street, Tower Street and Lumb Scar to create more parking and loading spaces. New zebra crossings will also be constructed on Market Street, St James Square and Yorkshire Street.

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