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Following an extensive consultation exercise, a report to protect the preferred route to complete the Penwortham Bypass will be considered by Lancashire County Council in March.

As well as making it much quicker and easier for people to get in and out of Preston and South Ribble, the bypass will dramatically reduce traffic through the centre of Penwortham.

If the route protection is approved, work will be carried out to help develop the plans in more detail and a planning application will be submitted in spring 2016, with an aim to start construction in 2017.

You will already be aware of the ongoing improvements on the A582 to make sure the predicted increase in traffic doesn’t cause gridlock on our roads.  Lancashire County Council has launched a consultation to upgrade the entire route to a dual carriageway, between Cuerden and Preston city centre.

By widening the A582 new and planned development can be supported and improvements can be made to the main transport routes, encouraging economic growth across the City Deal area.  The work will also complement the delivery of the Penwortham Bypass and the linking of the two Preston Western Distributor roads, with the construction of a new crossing of the River Ribble.

The consultation runs until 15 March 2015.  Further information is available on the Lancashire County Council website.

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