Greyhound Bridge Road will be completely closed to all traffic from January 29 until early August for major maintenance.
Lancashire County Council is undertaking the refurbishment to maintain the capacity of the bridge and to prevent the implementation of restrictions to abnormal loads and all HGVs.
The required works had been deferred for a number of years until the completion of the Bay Gateway.
Alternative routes will be available for motorists, pedestrians, cyclists and bus passengers.
Lancashire County Council has published maps of the alternative traffic routes that will be in place while the bridge works take place, including the introduction of two way running on Skerton Bridge. The main Lancaster to Morecambe cycle route will remain open for the duration for the works but some changes may affect your journey.
For more information on the bridge works, links to bus timetables and progress reports, visit the Greyhound Bridge project page on Lancashire County Council's website. The park and ride at junction 34 will be open for business and provides an alternative to bringing your car into the city centre.
To check the latest traffic situation, visit the Bay Travel Centre.
Advice for businesses
Businesses that believe there has been a "material change" that affects their business as a result of the works can apply to the Valuation Office Agency for a temporary reduction in their business rates.
Closure of lower St Leonard's Gate car park
In addition to the closure of Greyhound Bridge, the lower St Leonard’s Gate car park will close for a period of 17 months to help relieve expected congestion from nearby construction work.
The car park will close on Monday January 22 to facilitate the conversion of St Leonard’s House. The building is being adapted into student accommodation and the adjacent road, St Leonard’s Gate, needs to be closed due to the heavy equipment that will be used during the construction period.
Traffic travelling westwards from Bulk Road to the city centre will be diverted through the car park. A diversion will be in place along Moor Lane/Edward Street for those heading towards Bulk Road from the one way system.
For more information read our news item on the closure.
Last updated: 23 January 2018