Penwortham cycle superhighway roadworks to see Liverpool Road daytime closures

Posted on - 19th November, 2021 - 12:59pm | Author - | Posted in - Penwortham, Politics, Preston News, Roads, South Ribble News, Transport
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Liverpool Road in Penwortham will close each day for twelve days during construction work on the Cycle Superhighway.


Lancashire County Council has asked the public to allow extra time when travelling around Penwortham because it is carrying out construction work on a continuous two-way cycle track between Penwortham town centre and Broadgate in Preston.

Liverpool Road will be closed daily between 9.00am and 3.00pm, from 29 November to 10 December 2021. Both lanes will be closed to allow for the completion of the cycle lane, which will involve fully resurfacing the road and applying new road markings.

Work is scheduled outside peak traffic times to minimise disruption, and a signed diversion will be in operation while the closure is in place.

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County Councillor Charlie Edwards, the cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “Work is progressing well on the construction of this section, and December will be a very busy period for the teams on-site as they work to return Liverpool Road to use.

“I’d like to apologise in advance for any disruption or inconvenience these works may cause, and your continued support for the team is greatly appreciated.”

Edwards said the closure is only in place between school hours to avoid disruption at peak times, and this section of the new cycle track will soon be open for people to use.

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Construction started on the Penwortham to Preston Cycle Superhighway scheme on 17 October 2021. So far, it has focused on widening Liverpool Road on Penwortham Hill to make room for the new cycle lane.

Lancashire County Council has delivered the Penwortham to Preston Cycle Superhighway, funded by the Department for Transport Active Travel Fund (Tranche 2).

The scheme aims to provide for a significant potential demand for cycling along the route and build on the success of the new bypass.

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The council said John Horrocks Way provides a convenient alternative for through traffic and has helped to reduce congestion in Penwortham along Liverpool Road.

The works will link the cycle track that was recently constructed as part of the Tesco development on Liverpool Road, with the section introduced across Penwortham Bridge being complementary works to support the bypass.

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