How the Penwortham Bypass is progressing

Posted on - 1st June, 2018 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Penwortham, Preston News, Roads, Transport
Work at the Broad Oak roundabout Pic: LancsCityDeal
Work at the Broad Oak roundabout Pic: LancsCityDeal

Work on the Penwortham Bypass is continuing to create a new road between the A582 and the A59.

Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal have given an update on how the work has been going.

An environmental survey of the site has meant they’ve needed to put in 30 bird boxes and 61 bat boxes along the route to provide homes for bats and barn owls – as many trees have been felled for the new road.

Work has focused on the Broad Oak roundabout, at Booths, where the new road will join the A582 in Penwortham.

Widening work on the roundabout is nearly complete and new footpaths have been put in.

The bypass route itself has been cleared of trees and vegetation to prepare for the excavation of the road.

Read more: Watch where Penwortham Bypass is due to go

All Hallows’ School’s playing fields are being relocated and improved as part of the Bypass deal.

And new wildlife ponds are to be created over the next two months.

The new Bypass is expected to cost £17.5million and will see around 22,000 journeys a day.

Read more: How many drivers have been caught by average speed cameras in London Road

Work, which began in January this year, is due to be completed by January 2020.

What do you think about the bypass? Will you be using it? Let us know in the comments below

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