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Preston Western Distributor consultation to take place in January

Posted on - 27th December, 2015 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Cottam, Fulwood, Ingol, Lea, News, Roads, Tanterton, Transport, Woodplumpton
The proposed route of the Western Distributor and Link Roads

The proposed route of the Western Distributor and Link Roads

New plans for a major new road on the western edge of Preston are to be consulted on.

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Lancashire County Council has signed off holding a six-week public consultation on the Preston Western Distributor.

The events come ahead of a planning application being submitted for the 4.3km road which is to join the M55 to the A583 at the Docks.

Three roundabouts are due to be constructed as part of the road at Tabley Lane, Sandy Lane and Lightfoot Lane. It’s also due to join the proposed East-West Preston link road in Fulwood.

Click to see full-size map showing the route of the Western Distributor

Click to see full-size map showing the route of the Western Distributor

Three public exhibitions have been earmarked to include:

Wednesday 13 January at Preston Grasshpoppers Rugby Club in Lightfoot Lane, Fulwood from 10am to 8pm

Monday 18 January at Ashton and Lea Golf Club in Tudor Avenue, Lea from 10am to 8pm

Wednesday 20 January at Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Club from 10am to 8pm

The consultation, which also covers the East-West Preston Link Road, is to run from Monday 4 January to Friday 12 February and can be taken part in via the county council website.

County Councillor John Fillis, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “People are invited to come along and find out more about these plans. You’ll be able to share your views and speak to representatives from the county council who are involved in delivering the road scheme.

“We’re pleased that the public will get the chance to help to shape these plans, which will bring about housing developments in this part of the city.

“Following this consultation we will consider your comments to see if any improvements could be made, before the planning application is made later this year.”

Funded by the City Deal, it is one of a number of major road schemes taking place in Preston. Work on the Broughton Bypass has already begun, which aims to ease congestion on the A6.

What do you think about the Western Distributor? Do you live in the area? Let us know in the comments below

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