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Penwortham Bypass progress helped by recent good weather

Posted on - 12th August, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Penwortham, Preston News, Roads, Transport
The A582 roundabout works for the bypass Pic: LancsCityDeal
The A582 roundabout works for the bypass Pic: LancsCityDeal

Good weather in recent weeks means the Penwortham Bypass has been progressing well.

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Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal have released their latest update on the new road.

Linking the Broad Oak roundabout to the A59 the £17.5million road is due to be open for January 2020.

The Bypass itself has seen the first stone layer foundation put down.

Laying the foundations for the bypass Pic: LancsCityDeal
Laying the foundations for the bypass Pic: LancsCityDeal

Approval for the road was given on the condition of All Hallows’ School received new playing fields, which have now been levelled and drainage is currently being put in.

Lancashire County Council is preparing to construct ‘bunds’ on either side of the road, which will screen the bypass from the surrounding environment.

Read more: Watch where the Penwortham Bypass route goes

At the Broad Oak roundabout the A582 Penwortham Way widening has been continuing, although drivers are currently running along a temporary road surface.

On the A582 itself a central island of the roundabout has been completed with trees, shrubs and flowers.

Read more: Lancaster Road roadworks have been paused

Civil engineering work is due to finish at the roundabout by the end of the summer and in September and October the roundabout will see new surfacing, road markings and traffic lights.

What do you think about the new bypass? Let us know your views in the comments below

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