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Penwortham bypass: Consultation events to take place across the area

Posted on - 1st September, 2014 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - News, Penwortham, Roads, Transport
The proposed route of the Penwortham bypass

The proposed route of the Penwortham bypass

Consultation events about the forthcoming Penwortham bypass have been announced.

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The full plans for the bypass route and the chance to ask questions of highways officers from Lancashire County Council at each event.

A route map for the bypass was released in late July and has promoted debate about where the multi-million pound road would go.

The county council needs to consult on the route before it formally submits its plan for the bypass in winter 2015.

The four events take place:

– Tuesday 9 September 10am to 8pm, Penwortham Community Centre, Kingsfold Drive, Penwortham PR1 9EQ.

– Thursday 11 September 10am to 8pm, St Mary’s Church Hall, Cop Lane, Penwortham, P! R1 0SR.

– Monday 15 September 10am to 10pm, Longton Methodist Church, Marsh Lane, Longton, Preston PR4 5ZJ.

– Thursday 18 September 10am to 10pm, New Longton Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, New Longton, Preston PR4 4AA.

The bypass is proposed to ease congestion from the A59 to the motorway network.

County Councillor John Fillis, Lancashire County Council’s cabinet member for highways and transport said: “We have ambitions to grow central Lancashire’s economy over the next 10 years through the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal scheme, and with plans to attract new business, jobs and people to live in the area, we need a road network that will support our plans.

“The Penwortham bypass is an important part of this and the route we’re proposing will make it much quicker and easier for people to travel in and out of the area.

“The route will prevent any houses needing to be demolished, have less of an environmental impact, and will be a shorter stretch of road than the previous suggested route.”

All residents and businesses in the local area will be written to by the county council about the consultation.

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

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