Temporary road layout on the A59 for Penwortham Bypass construction work

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

A 30mph contraflow will be put in place on the A59 between Penwortham and Hutton from Saturday, 8 June, as part of the construction of the new Penwortham Bypass.

People travelling from Penwortham towards Hutton will use the other side of the road during this work.

The A59 carriageway next to Howick CofE Primary School will close to vehicles during this work.

Pedestrians and cyclists will need to cross to the north footway/cycleway at the new signal controlled crossings at Howick Primary School and Central Drive.

County Councillor Keith Iddon, Cabinet member for highways and transport said: "We apologise to people for any disruption to their journeys while we carry out this work to create the new junction for the bypass. It will affect people who travel along this section of the A59.

"While we're building the new bypass, we're doing everything we can to keep disruption to a minimum.

"When it opens early next year, the new road will significantly reduce traffic in the centre of Penwortham, open up new opportunities for business and help people to get around more easily."

Access will be maintained to the bus stop near Central Drive at all times.

Howick Moor Lane will also be temporarily closed to traffic at its junction with the A59, with a signed diversion via Moor Avenue and Central Drive. This arrangement will be in place until completion of the bypass work early next year.

The bypass part of the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal - 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.

Follow @LancsCityDeal on twitter for updates on City Deal schemes and ongoing work.

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