Dig Up Church Street

It beggars belief (in my opinion) that having resurfaced Church Street our County Council are now proposing digging it up again, They have just issued the following notice.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Lancashire County Council intend to make an Order under Section 14(1) (a) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended, the effect of which will be to temporarily prohibit traffic on the roads set out in this notice.

1. No person shall cause any motor vehicle to proceed over that length of Church Street, Whittington from its junction with Main Street to its Junction with Hosticle Lane.

2. The prohibition will be operative from 0700 hours to 1600 hours on Wednesday 13th March 2019 or until completion of the works within this period.

3. An alternative route for vehicular traffic affected by the closure is via:- Hutton Roof Road – into Cumbria – B6254 Robraine – B6254 Church Street to Robraine.

The temporary prohibition is necessary to allow utility works to be carried out.

Authority given for this Order to be made:

Michael White,
Network Regulation Manager
Lancashire Highway Services
0300 123 6701
[Ref: HRiT/16809/EF]

4 thoughts on “Dig Up Church Street”

  1. What a joke.

    The County Council don’t appear to be able to organise a ‘drinks party’ in a brewery.

    No doubt they will reward us with a council tax increase in April!

    Bless them.

  2. While criticism of our County Council may be justified, to be fair we don’t have the full facts.

    True the Council have just resurfaced Church Street but the planned closure is in order to allow a utility company, of which there are many, to carry out works.
    It is possible that the need for these works has become apparent since the re-surfacing work, it is even possible that the resurfacing work caused the problem.

    Of course, it is also possible that the Utility Company was aware of the need to carry out their work before the re-surfacing.

  3. A very balanced and reasonable comment by Mr Williams. I agree it is very frustrating however I would hope there is some coordination of work by the council but there again I expected Parliament to be directed by the will of the people and that does not appear to be happening either.

  4. Gerald Hodgson has suggested to me that they may not be digging up the road. It is possible that they will be parking a Generator on the road by the substation, while they carry out work on the transformer.

    As to Parliament. I am of the opinion that our Honorable Members would benefit from a few thousand volts applied to their back benches.

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