Have your say on the next phase of major roadworks

Coun John Fillis at the section of the A582 which has been widened. A consultation is starting on the next phase
Coun John Fillis at the section of the A582 which has been widened. A consultation is starting on the next phase
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Have your say

Lancashire County Council is starting a consultation this month on its preferred way of widening one of South Ribble’s busiest roads.

The A582 Penwortham Way and Golden Way connects Leyland to Preston through Penwortham, and some work has already taken place to create duel carriageways and enhance cycling and pedestrian provision around the Chain House Lane junction.

Lancashire County Council has now announced plans for a public consultation throughout January and February over the next phase of the work.

The proposals include significant investment of £2.5m to improve cycling infrastructure, with a 3m-wide shared cycle and footway to be delivered alongside the A582 for the entire length of the road widening.

County Coun John Fillis, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “The A582 in its current form as a single carriageway does not have the capacity it will need in future, and widening it to a dual carriageway is a real priority.

“We have also taken cycling into consideration and will be putting in place a dedicated off-road cycleway as well as taking particular care to ensure the design of junctions reduces the risks to cyclists.

“Our options for how to widen the A582 are limited taking into account the engineering, physical and environmental constraints of the existing road, however there are decisions to make about aspects such as which side to widen it on and we’d like to hear people’s views.”

The consultation will include a series of events, which will be publicised soon.