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Why we are building new roads

Lancashire's transport network is becoming increasingly congested, despite the introduction of a range of improvements and sustainable travel measures.

With more development planned to meet Lancashire's housing and employment needs and build on its strong economic performance, we cannot simply rely on making improvements to the existing network. Even with a much greater investment in public transport, cycling and walking, our current roads will not be able to cope.

We have published a series of Highways and Transport Masterplans to explore the options available to us.

A582 - South Ribble Western Distributor

Improving journeys by widening the A582 in South Ribble to add capacity.

A601M Carnforth de-specialisation

De-specialisation of the A601(M), achieved through a ‘revocation scheme’, will remove the motorway status.

Cottam Parkway railway station

Cottam Parkway is a proposed new railway station on the north-west side of Preston, on the Blackpool to Preston railway line.

Derby Street Railway Bridge - Safety improvements and major maintenance

Essential work to address deterioration and strengthen the bridge in Ormskirk.

Fleetwood railway line - reopening feasibility study

A study to reopen the Fleetwood railway line submitted to the Department for Transport.

M55 to Heyhouses Link Road

Improving access between Lytham St Annes and the M55.

Ormskirk Eastern Gateway Project

Major improvements to Ormskirk town centre focused on the area around St Helens Road, Moor Street and Ormskirk Bus Station.

Preston Transforming Cities Fund

Schemes that will transform Preston over the coming years.

Preston Western Distributor and East-West Link Road

A new road linking Preston and parts of Fylde to a new junction on the M55 motorway.

Preston Western Distributor related documents

Preston Western consultation.

Skelmersdale new rail link

Developing proposals for a new rail link and station.

Transforming travel in Lancaster

Improving motorway access and reducing congestion, while improving city centre travel and opening up sites for new homes in south Lancaster