Upcoming roadworks for construction of the Preston Cycle Superhighway

Friday, November 19, 2021

The county council is asking people to allow extra time when travelling around Penwortham as it carries out work to construct a continuous two-way cycle track between Penwortham town centre and Broadgate in Preston.

Liverpool Road will be closed daily between 9.00am and 3.00pm from 29 November to 10 December 2021. The closure is of both lanes to allow for completion of the cycle lane, which will involve fully resurfacing the road and applying new road markings. The work is being scheduled outside peak traffic times to minimise disruption, and a signed diversion will be in operation while the closure is in place.

Construction started on the Penwortham to Preston Cycle Superhighway scheme on 17 October 2021. So far much of the work has focused on widening Liverpool Road on Penwortham Hill to make room for the new cycle lane to be constructed.

County Councillor Charlie Edwards, cabinet member for highways and transport said: "Work is progressing well on the construction of this section and December will be a very busy period for the teams on site as they work to return Liverpool Road back to use.

"I'd like to apologise in advance for any disruption or inconvenience these works may cause and your continued support for the team is greatly appreciated.

"The closure of Liverpool Road will only be in place between school times to avoid disruption at peak times and this section of the new cycle track will soon be open for people to use and enjoy."

When the closure on Liverpool Road is in place a diversion will be signed via Golden Way (A582) and Cop Lane.

The Penwortham to Preston Cycle Superhighway is being delivered by Lancashire County Council and funded by the Department for Transport’s Active Travel Fund (Tranche 2). The scheme aims to provide for a significant potential demand for cycling along this route, and build on the success of the new Bypass. John Horrocks Way provides a convenient alternative for through traffic and has helped to reduce congestion in Penwortham along Liverpool Road.

The works will link the cycle track that was recently constructed as part of the Tesco development on Liverpool Road with the section introduced across Penwortham Bridge, as part of complementary works to support the Bypass.

Find out more about our plans to improve active travel opportunities across the county, including advice on how to start cycling.

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