A SIX-week consultation on the proposed Preston Western Distributor road and its east west link road begins today.
to be given priority, improve the public realm and create new cycling and walking opportunities.
Thousands of local residents have been invited to three public consultation events on the proposed 2.5 mile (4km) dual carriageway distributor road, which will link Preston and southern Fylde to the M55. In addition there will be two new link roads to housing areas in north west Preston and Cottam.
In a letter to residents, Mr Wilson reminded them that a public consultation on the preferred routes was held in 2014 and explained the new consultation will allow views to be shared prior to the submission of a planning application. He said: “The scheme will provide relief to peak hour congestion for east-west journeys using city centre routes.”
The drop-in events where residents will be able to see plans, share their views and ask questions are on:
• Wednesday January 13 and Wedesnday January 20 at Preston Grasshoppers’ Dooley Suite, Lightfoot Green Lane, Preston, from 10am until 8pm
• Monday January 18 at Ashton and Lea Golf Club dining room, Tudor Avenue, Preston, from 10am until 8pm
An online questionnaire is also now available at www.lancashire.gov.uk.
The consultation closes on February 12 and it is hoped the application will be submitted in March.
If successful, work could start on the link road this year and the distributor road in 2017/18.
The council says the routes will also improve access to the new Enterprise Zone in Warton.
Call 0300 123 6780 for more details.