Monday, July 01, 2019
Lancashire County Council is consulting on updated plans to create a dual-carriageway along the A582 in South Ribble.
By increasing road capacity and improving journey times on the A582, this would become a preferred route in the area, taking traffic off other local roads.
The A582 is an important road link between the M65 and Penwortham, and towards Preston. The proposed scheme, which could begin construction in 2021, would create a dual-carriageway from Broad Oak roundabout to Stanifield Lane.
A three metre wide combined footpath/cycle track is proposed to extend along the full length of the dualled sections of road.
A section of the B5253 Flensburg Way from the Tank roundabout to Longmeanygate would also be made into a dual-carriageway as part of this scheme.
County Councillor Keith Iddon, Cabinet member for highways and transport, said: "This new consultation gives people the chance to consider our updated proposals for a dual-carriageway along the whole of the A582. For example, we've amended our plans for the widening on Penwortham Way, between Chain House Lane and Pope Lane."
A section from the Broad Oak roundabout towards Preston has already been made into a dual-carriageway as part of an earlier stage of widening work. Many of the junctions along the A582 have already been widened to add capacity.
This latest consultation will take place before the planning application for the scheme is submitted early next year. An Environmental Statement will also be included in this planning application.
You can find out more about the proposed scheme and give your comments online.
As part of this consultation, people can also get assistance to view the plans online at three local libraries:
• Leyland library until 6 July
• Lostock Hall library from 8 July to 13 July
• Kingsfold library from 22 July to 2 August
Councillor Bill Evans, Cabinet Member for Planning, Regeneration and City Deal at South Ribble Borough Council, said: “I encourage South Ribble residents to have their say as part of the consultation on the updated plans to widen the A582 into a dual carriageway.
“The road widening will help to improve traffic flow around South Ribble which should help improve air quality.”
The widening of the A582 is one of the major road schemes as part of the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal.
They aim to reduce congestion, help people to get around and open up new opportunities for business. These include James Towers Way in Broughton, the under construction Penwortham Bypass and the proposed Preston Western Distributor.
City Deal is 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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