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Watch where Penwortham Bypass is due to go

Posted on - 9th June, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Penwortham, Roads, Transport

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An overhead view of where the new Penwortham Bypass is to run has been released.

Snaking through open fields the link from the A59 means motorists wanting to get to the motorway network can avoid Penwortham town centre.

Lancashire County Council has released the footage showing the proposed route.

A six week consultation has begun on the Bypass, which is to cost £17.5m.

Cabinet member for highways and transport county councillor John Fillis said: “We want people to give us their views on this important scheme. The aim of the bypass is to reduce Penwortham’s traffic congestion, which has been a significant problem for many years.

“This road will present opportunities to improve the town centre, while also improving connections to other parts of the road network and motorways.

“This bypass will benefit Penwortham and the surrounding areas for generations to come, so it’s important that people share their views to help us to finalise these plans.”

Related: Final route settled on for the Penwortham Bypass

Three public events are being held at St Mary’s Church Hall in Penwortham including the plans.

Running from 10am to 8pm on Monday 13 June, Thursday 16 June and Wednesday 22 June and gives the chance for comments to be made.

Leader of South Ribble Borough Council councillor Margaret Smith said: “I would urge everybody to take a look at these exciting plans and let us know their thoughts.

“We have already made significant changes to the original plans, based on the outcome of the last consultation, and so residents can be confident we are listening to their ideas and taking their suggestions seriously.

“The Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal is already making great progress towards our aim of unlocking the economic potential of the area, creating new jobs and making it easier for residents and businesses to get around. The new bypass will be another important milestone and will bring real benefits for the community.”

The plans can be seen on the county council website and selecting Penwortham Bypass Consultation.

What do you think about the route? Do you live nearby? Let us know in the comments below

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