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Preston Western Distributor and East-West Link Road: Proposed routes to be confirmed in October

Posted on - 12th September, 2014 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Fulwood, Ingol, Preston News, Roads, Transport, Woodplumpton
Route of the proposed link road © Crown copyright. Lancashire County Council. Licence No. 100023320 2004

Route of the proposed link road © Crown copyright. Lancashire County Council. Licence No. 100023320 2004

The final routes for two major new roads in Preston are set to be finalised.

Lancashire County Council has confirmed a decisin is due in mid-October on whether the proposed routes for the Preston Western Distributor and North West Preston link road are to go ahead.

A consultation was held in June across the North West of the city about the proposed routes for both roads.

The route of the proposed link road which ends in Fulwood has drawn comments from local campaign groups.

Lightfoot Lane Area Residents Association produced their own alertnative route for the East-West link road.

An environmental report on the Western Distributor, which would link the M55 to Preston’s Docklands, warned of significant environmental impact along the route.

Both roads are funded as part of the City Deal investment in Preston and South Ribble, which sees £464 million pumped into infrastructure projects.

Lancashire County Council say both roads are needed to ease congestion in the North West of the city ahead of major housing developments which could add more than 10,000 homes in the area.

A decision on the preferred routes is expected to be made by cabinet member for highways and transport, councillor John Fillis, by Friday 10 October.

What do you think of the routes for the two roads? Did you respond to the consultation? Let us know in the comments below

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