A loss of business comes as a result of UCLan Masterplan progress

An artist's impression of the new Aldephi Quarter

A Preston business owner says the streets are the quietest they have been in 58 years due to ongoing road works.

However Margaret Mason believes she will reap the benefits once the UCLan Masterplan is complete.

Local business owners are affected by the construction work currently going on at the Adelphi Quarter in Preston.

The UCLan Masterplan aims to transform the Adelphi Quarter and the university’s campus.

Margaret, Special Event Florist, said: “I have been here 58 years and I’ve never experienced anything like it. It’s quiet, there’s nothing. People would wait for the bus, they’d see what we’d got outside from the bus, ring up and we would deliver which we still would.”

She added: “Of course we’re affected. We’re affected a lot. It’s horrendous but I always say, I’m on the side of the university full stop and what they are doing is going to be wonderful.”

By summer 2021, all the work should be finished and traffic should be able to flow easily again.

Multiple road closures and diversions are now in place whilst construction is underway.

Pedestrians can get to roads which run off Adelphi Quarter but must use temporary walkways outlined by metal fencing and signage.

Vehicle users must use diversion routes and avoid all closed roads, many of which have no through route.

Cyclists are able to use the pedestrian routes but must dismount before doing so.