Furthergate - Pennine Reach

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Furthergate (including Gorse Street to Whitebirk Roundabout)

July 2014 is due to see the start of the works at Furthergate which are expected to take approximately 16 months to complete..

  • Public transport priority in both directions between Copy Nook and Burnley Road. Road widening will be required on the south side of the existing carriageway.
  • Separate bus signals to release buses on the Blackburn approach to the Copy Nook / Higher Eanam junction.
  • Major improvements to provide a new junction adjacent to Burnley Close that provides a new link to Burnley Road. Enhanced traffic signal equipment to provide bus priority at the Burnley Road junction.
  • Enhanced traffic signals to provide bus priority at the Harwood Street junction.
  • Public transport priority along Accrington Road inbound to Blackburn town centre just before the junction with Burnley Road.
  • Link road from the Whitebirk roundabout heading in a westerly direction to provide access to the area around Kenyon Street.
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