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Pope Lane roundabout roadworks are resuming

Posted on - 14th January, 2017 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Penwortham, Roads, Transport
The Pope Lane roundabout on the A582 Pic: Google

The Pope Lane roundabout on the A582 Pic: Google

A technical issue which stopped major roadworks on a commuter route in and out of Preston has now been resolved.

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Pope Lane works on the A582 is to see roadworks return to South Ribble.

Lancashire County Council is converting the current roundabout into a crossroads with traffic lights.

Extra lanes are being created on each of the four approaches and new crossings for cyclists and pedestrians are being introduced.

Work on the A582 to make it mostly dual carriageway between Preston and the M65/M6 junction is being funded by the Preston and South Ribble City Deal.

Project manager Phill Wilson said: “We had a short hold-up to the plans, due to an unforeseen issue, but our engineers have looked into it and found a solution. We’re pleased to have sorted this and look forward to the work starting again soon.

“We’ll do all we can to minimize the disruption from these improvements. People will need to allow extra travel time in this area while this work is carried out.

“The A582 has suffered from significant congestion at peak times, so our aim is to increase road capacity and reduce congestion.

“We’re improving the road network through our City Deal, which provides extra capacity and helps people to get around the area. We’re also working hard to unlock the economic potential of the area by creating new commercial opportunities, which will provide new jobs and growth.”

Read more: Penwortham Bypass plans to be submitted

The Pope Lane crossroads is due to be complete by summer 2018.

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