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Work to create new Penwortham Bypass junction set to cause disruption on the A59

Posted on - 5th June, 2019 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Penwortham, Preston News, Roads, Transport
Currently a road to nowhere on the new bypass Pic: Kevin Hunt
Currently a road to nowhere on the new bypass Pic: Kevin Hunt

A section of a major road through Penwortham is to shut as work continues to create a new junction with the Penwortham Bypass.

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The A59 between Penwortham and Hutton will see a 30mph contraflow in place from Saturday (8 June).

Motorists heading down the A59 towards Hutton will use the opposite carriageway during the work, and the work is expected to take until early 2020.

The A59 next to Howick Church of England Primary School is to be shut to vehicles during the work.

Pedestrians and cyclists will need to cross the north footway and cycleway at a new signal controlled crossing at Howick Primary School and Central Drive.

The bus stop near Central Drive is to see access maintained at all times.

ReaHowick Moor Lane is also due to be temporarily closed to traffic at the junction with the A59, with a signed diversion via Moor Avenue and Central Drive. The county council say this arrangement will be in place until the Bypass is finished in early 2020.

The A59 has already seen lane closures and new speed limits during the works for the new junction which began in February this year.

Read more: Penwortham Bypass to see 10k, 5k and fun run

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet member for highways and transport county councillor Keith Iddon said: “We apologise to people for any disruption to their journeys while we carry out this work to create the new junction for the bypass. It will affect people who travel along this section of the A59.

“While we’re building the new bypass, we’re doing everything we can to keep disruption to a minimum.

“When it opens early next year, the new road will significantly reduce traffic in the centre of Penwortham, open up new opportunities for business and help people to get around more easily.”

Read more: Watch where Penwortham Bypass is due to go

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