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A582 roadworks: Penwortham residents invited to find out about next stage of works

Posted on - 15th June, 2014 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Penwortham, Roads, Transport
Work on the A582 is part of a plan to blow congestion away on the route into Preston

Work on the A582 is part of a plan to blow congestion away on the route into Preston

Penwortham residents are being invited to an event to find out more about major roadworks planned for the area.

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Lancashire County Council is planning a second stage of work on the A582 to reduce congestion to the south of Preston.

It follows the start of work on the same road at the junction at Chain House Lane where the road is being widened.

The plans include:

– A582 north of Cop Lane upgraded to dual carriageway
– Improvements to the junction with Leyland Road
– Traffic signals added to the roundabout at Stanifield Lane
– Section of Golden Way south of Cop Lane to the Broad Oak roundabout widened to dual carriageway

A spokesman for Lancashire County Council said: “The A59 through Penwortham and Leyland Road through Lostock Hall, Tardy Gate and Lower Penwortham are local routes and centres that will benefit from the reduction in traffic. South Ribble Borough Council is also developing plans with local residents and businesses to improve the main shopping area of Penwortham.

“They will be designed to make Penwortham more attractive to encourage shoppers and visitors. In the longer term, further improvements will be made to the public realm to take full advantage of the reduced traffic levels. The proposals will be published once they have been fully developed, but planners are keen to take this early opportunity to discuss them with residents.”

The event takes place at Penwortham Community Centre, Kingsfold Drive on Tuesday 17 June from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

The work is proposed to take place from mid-July 2014 through to March 2015.

It is funded through the City Deal, a £434 million injection of government funds for major infrastructure projects in Preston.

Do you live in the area? Do you use the A582? What do you think of the proposals? Let us know in the comments below

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