Find out more about upcoming road improvements

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An information event is being held for people to find out more about planned improvements to roads and public spaces in South Ribble.

The event at Penwortham Community Centre, Kingsfold Drive, on Tuesday 17 June from 5.30pm to 7.30pm will feature plans for a second phase of work on the A582, and wider environmental improvements planned as part of the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire 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 2015.

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.

Planners from South Ribble Borough Council will also be available to present proposals for future improvements being planned as part of the City Deal.

By providing new road capacity across Preston and South Ribble, there is predicted to be less traffic along existing routes and through a number of local centres.

The A59 through Penwortham and Leyland Road through Lostock Hall, Tardy Gate and Lower Penwortham are local routes and centres that will benefit from the reduction in traffic. South Ribble Borough Council is also developing plans with local 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 will be made to the public realm to take full advantage of the reduced traffic levels.

The proposals will be published once they have been fully developed, but planners are keen to take this early opportunity to discuss them with residents.

You can also find out more about the work being carried out by Lancashire County Council on the A582 at (search for “A582 South Ribble”).