Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Log piles have been created near to the new Penwortham Bypass to encourage wildlife.
Situated next to the bypass, space has been created for amphibians, insects and other small animals.
Several of these log piles are now dotted around the site, with more to follow, as the construction work progresses.
County Councillor Keith Iddon, Cabinet member for highways and transport, said: "We recognise that while the road is needed to reduce congestion through Penwortham, it will disrupt some wildlife. So we're putting some measures in place to help them, such as these log piles.
"Lots of progress is being made to create the new road, which opens early next year. Along the A59 Liverpool we’re currently creating the new junction with the bypass. Thank you to people for their patience while the construction work is taking place, especially for any disruption it has caused to your journeys in this area."
Construction of the new bypass is 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.
South Ribble Borough Councillor Bill Evans, Cabinet member for planning, regeneration and City Deal said: “It is good to see the work on the Penwortham Bypass progressing well as it will help the traffic flow in Penwortham and South Ribble.
"The creation of log piles to create a new habitat for insects and small animals alongside the new road is important, as it will help to minimise the impact on local wildlife.”
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