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

Proposed plans and consultation information.

A585 Windy Harbour to Skippool improvement scheme (Planning Inspectorate website)

The A585 DCO on the 9th April 2020 was granted consent by the Secretary of State.

Broughton village improvements

Improvements in Broughton along the A6 to reflect the reduction in traffic levels.

Derby Street Railway Bridge Major Maintenance Scheme

Essential works to address deterioration and strengthen the bridge.

East Lancashire Strategic Cycleway Network

The creation of an East Lancashire Strategic Cycleway Network.

Improving Preston's main shopping street

Preston City Centre is benefiting from a project that will improve the main approaches to the city centre thanks to £1.38m of funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and a further £2m from ourselves.

Land compensation claims

For residential property that has depreciated in value, by physical factors resulting from public works , where no land is acquired.

Pennine Reach

Transport scheme aiming to improve public transport between Accrington, Blackburn and Darwen linking in with rail lines.

Penwortham bypass - John Horrocks Way

The Penwortham bypass opened on 2 December 2019

Penwortham town centre improvements

Local improvements to benefit from the reduced traffic flow.

Preston Transforming Cities Fund

Schemes that will transform Preston over the coming years.

Preston Western Distributor related documents

Preston Western consultation.

Preston Western Distributor and East-West Link Road

The Preston Western Distributor linking Preston and southern Fylde to the M55 motorway.

Transforming Lancaster Travel

Background and consultation information.