Much of the multi-million City Deal cash will be spent on new roads which will relieve congestion in Preston.
Here the Evening Post looks at where the work will be done.
Preston Western Distributor (PWD):
Will link the A583/A584 (roads to Kirkham and Freckleton) with the motorway network via a new junction on the M55, improving access to BAe Warton, the Lancashire Enterprise Zone and the Springfields nuclear fuel facility at Salwick. It would allow the building of 4,000 new homes. Total cost: £109.5m.
South Ribble Western Distributor (SRWD):
Will double vehicle capacity between Preston city centre and the motorway network, at the point at which the M65, M6 and M61 connect at Bamber Bridge. It will enable full development of, and access to, Cuerden Strategic Employment site and the adjacent Lancashire Business Park. In addition it will unlock three housing schemes accommodating 2,700 new homes to the south of Penwortham and north west of Leyland. Total cost: £52.5m.
Broughton Congestion Relief:
A new Broughton Bypass will provide critical relief on the existing network and improve accessibility to the A6, north east Preston and the M6. It will unlock housing sites in north east Preston creating over 1,400 new homes, as well as enabling full development of new and future employment sites in east Preston creating over 5,000 new jobs. Total cost: £23.9m
A new section of road will complete the Penwortham Bypass connecting to Ringway in the city. It will significantly improve access between local and motorway networks, reducing congestion in Preston city centre through by-passing of city centre routes. It will also enable future housing opportunities beyond 2024 and define the route of the new bridge crossing of the River Ribble linking with the PWD. Total cost: £17.5m.