Improvement work on town’s ‘tank’ roundabout

Flensburg Way, Farington, towards Longmeanygate from the 'Tank' Roundabout
Flensburg Way, Farington, towards Longmeanygate from the 'Tank' Roundabout
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The final stages of improvements to a town’s iconic roundabout will involve temporary overnight road closures, highways bosses have warned.

Work is well under way at the junction of Flensburg Way and Penwortham Way, Farington, Leyland – known locally as the ‘tank roundabout’ featuring a Centurion tank.

Lancashire County Council began work last year to add capacity to the A582 and reduce delays on this key route in and out of Preston, and across South Ribble.

The upgrading of the A582 is one of the four major road schemes included in the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal.

The overnight road closures are planned to take place from 8pm to 5am. They are:

• August 22 to 23

Penwortham Way, towards Penwortham and Preston only.

• August 23 to 26

Flensburg Way, heading towards Bamber Bridge and the M65, closure in both directions.

• August 24 to 27

Lane closures on the roundabout.

• August 30 to 31

Flensburg Way, heading from Leyland.

• August 31 to September 5

Penwortham Way, towards Penwortham and Preston, closure in both directions.

• September 5 to 12

Flensburg Way, towards Bamber Bridge and the M65, closure in both directions.

• September 12 to 13

Lane closures on the roundabout.

Diversions suitable for all vehicles will be signed throughout.

For details of road closures during August and September, and any changes due to bad weather or other circumstances, check www.lancashirelep.co.uk/city-deal.

Phill Wilson, City Deal project manager, said: “This improvement work is part of City Deal, which is increasing capacity along this major route through South Ribble, helping people to travel around the area and increasing access to the motorway network and Preston city centre.

“We would advise people to allow more time to travel in this area, as they may be some minor delays during these closures.

“We apologise in advance for the disruption to traffic, as well as any inconvenience to local residents and businesses. We are doing everything we can to keep this to a minimum.

“This necessary work will help to improve journey times in the long term, and we are grateful for people’s patience while it is ongoing.”

For more information or to see the plans visit the City Deal website www.lancashirelep.co.uk/city-deal, email citydeal@lancashire.gov.uk.

Keep updated on the plans for the bypass and other highway improvement work taking place by following @LancsCityDeal on Twitter.