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Improvement plans at event

Improvements: First phase of work on the A582 to widen the junction at Chain House Lane, ahead of second phase

Improvements: First phase of work on the A582 to widen the junction at Chain House Lane, ahead of second phase

An information event will be held tomorrow for neighbours to find out more about planned improvements to roads and public spaces in South Ribble.

The event at Penwortham Community Centre in Kingsfold Drive, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm, will feature plans for a second phase of work on the A582, as well as wider environmental improvements planned as part of the City Deal.

Planners and engineers from Lancashire County Council will be on hand to talk through work to reduce congestion on the A582, scheduled to take place from mid-July 2014 to March next year.

Further to the work taking place to widen the junction at Chain House Lane, this second phase will see the A582 north of Cop Lane upgraded to a dual carriageway with improvements to the junction with Leyland Road.

Traffic signals will be added to the roundabout at Stanifield Lane, and the section of Golden Way south of Cop Lane to the Broad Oak roundabout will be widened to dual carriageway.

By providing new road capacity across Preston and South Ribble, there is predicted to be less traffic along existing routes.

The A59 through Penwortham and Leyland Road through Lostock Hall, Tardy Gate and Lower Penwortham are local routes and centres that bosses say will benefit from the reduction in traffic.

South Ribble Council is also developing plans with residents and businesses to improve the main shopping area of Penwortham. They will be designed to make Penwortham more attractive to encourage shoppers and visitors.

In the longer term, further improvements are due to be made to the area to take full advantage of the reduced traffic levels.

 

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