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Have your say on the A59 Corridor in Penwortham

Posted on - 22nd September, 2018 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Penwortham, Preston News, Roads
A59 Corridor in Penwortham. Pic: Google

You can now have your say on how one of Penwortham‘s busiest roads should be developed.

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Lancashire County Council are asking for people’s views on the centre of Penwortham, to help to develop proposals for the area.

As part of the construction of the Penwortham Bypass, which is now well underway, improvements will be made along the A59 corridor including in the centre of the town.

Enhancement measures include taking advantage of the reduced traffic through the centre along the A59, and encouraging use of the new road, which is scheduled to open in 2020.

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The project by Lancashire County Council is part of the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal.

City Deal's Jim Carter with county council leader Geoff Driver at the turf cutting event for the Penwortham Bypass
City Deal’s Jim Carter with county council leader Geoff Driver at the turf cutting event for the Penwortham Bypass

Now, the council wants to hear your voice about possible improvements to cycling, walking and public transport, as part of this project.

A series of drop-in events will be held at Penwortham Youth and Community Centre, Priory Lane, on Wednesday 26 September (1pm – 8pm) and Saturday 29 September (10am – 4pm).

The council states that this work would also aim to improve the public realm in the commercial and retail centre of Penwortham.

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Project Manager for the City Deal Infrastructure Delivery Team, Phill Wilson said: “We’re holding these sessions to listen to and understand people’s comments about Penwortham town centre, find out about current issues and look at how we could improve the centre with measures to help and encourage people to cycle, walk and use public transport.

“Once the Penwortham Bypass opens in 2020, it will reduce traffic levels through the town, enabling the A59 corridor and town centre to be enhanced with these sustainable transport measures and improvements to the environment.

“We want to hear your ideas and comments, which will help to inform the design process.

“In the spring, once we have developed plans for these improvements, there’ll be a public consultation and a series of events to listen once again to your views, to help us to finalise the design.”

You can also share your views online.

Work on the A59 Corridor will start following the official opening of the Penwortham Bypass.

For further information, contact Stephen Axon on 01772 533194 or email stephen.axon@lancashire.gov.uk

What do you think about the A59 corridor? Will you be sharing your view? Let us know in the comments below

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