Lancashire County Council has started a consultation on update plans to extend the A582 in South Ribble.Advertisement
The move would see the stretch of road between Broad Oak Roundabout and Stanifield Lane widened to create a dual carriageway.
The move aims to reduce journey times and create a preferred route which would reduce traffic in other areas.
A section of the B5253 Flensburg Way from the Tank roundabout to Longmeanygate would also be made into a dual-carriageway as part of this scheme.
County Councillor Keith Iddon, Cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “This new consultation gives people the chance to consider our updated proposals for a dual-carriageway along the whole of the A582. For example, we’ve amended our plans for the widening on Penwortham Way, between Chain House Lane and Pope Lane.”
A section from the Broad Oak roundabout towards Preston has already been made into a dual-carriageway as part of an earlier stage of widening work. Many of the junctions along the A582 have already been widened to add capacity.
This latest consultation will take place before the planning application for the scheme is submitted early next year. An Environmental Statement will also be included in this planning application.
As part of this consultation, people can also get assistance to view the plans online at three local libraries:
• Leyland library until 6 July
• Lostock Hall library from 8 July to 13 July
• Kingsfold library from 22 July to 2 August
Councillor Bill Evans, Cabinet Member for Planning, Regeneration and City Deal at South Ribble Borough Council, said: “I encourage South Ribble residents to have their say as part of the consultation on the updated plans to widen the A582 into a dual carriageway.
“The road widening will help to improve traffic flow around South Ribble which should help improve air quality.”
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The widening of the A582 is one of the major road schemes as part of the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal.
They aim to reduce congestion, help people to get around and open up new opportunities for business. These include James Towers Way in Broughton, the under construction Penwortham Bypass and the proposed Preston Western Distributor.
City Deal is an agreement between the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, Preston City Council, South Ribble Borough Council and Lancashire County Council, along with central government and Homes England.
You can find out more about the proposed scheme and give your comments online by visiting www.lancashire.gov.uk and searching for ‘A582’.
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