The new Penwortham bypass, John Horrocks Way, will open on Monday 2 December.Advertisement
The aim of the new bypass is to remove traffic through the centre of Penwortham by providing a new route from the A59 Liverpool Road at Howick to the A582 at Broad Oak Roundabout.
Following the opening on Monday at 10.30am, a section of Liverpool Road will close for three weeks for the final construction work at the junction with the new road.
This work will affect anyone travelling on Liverpool Road between the new bypass and the junction with Howick Cross Lane. There will be no access during this time on to Howick Cross Lane and Howick Moor Lane from Liverpool Road itself, with local diversions in place.
Anyone travelling between Hutton and Preston will be able to use John Horrocks Way during this work.
Shops and businesses along Liverpool Road will remain open as usual.
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When the new bypass opens, the slip road from Liverpool Road on to the flyover will be closed, as part of a series of measures around Penwortham to coincide with the opening. People will still be able to head to Preston along Liverpool Road and across Penwortham Bridge.
Access from Golden Way on to the flyover will be unaffected. Access to the flyover from Liverpool Road will still be possible via the roundabouts at the junctions of Leyland Road and Golden Way.
Existing pedestrian and cycling options will remain the same. There will also be a new cycle lane along Liverpool Road and Penwortham Bridge, which is due to open at the end of this week.
Bus companies and emergency services have been informed about these changes to the road layout. People should contact bus companies for details of service changes during this work.
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For more details about the new road layout and the related work taking place next week, please visit the Lancashire County Council website.
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