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Lancashire County Council is putting plans in place to complete the widening of the A582 in South Ribble.

The plans will mean the entire length of the A582 from the M65 to Preston city centre will be a dual carriageway.

A report will go to cabinet members next week, seeking approval to adopt and protect the sections to be upgraded, which will run from the Stanifield Lane /Lostock Lane roundabout up to the Broad Oak roundabout next to Booths Supermarket.

The proposal also includes making a dual carriageway of the B5253 section of Flensburg Way from the roundabout close to the county council’s Household Waste Recycling Centre south to Longmeanygate.

If approved, the county council will be in a position to progress a planning application and start assembling the land needed to widen the road.

The upgrade of the A582 will make it quicker and easier for people to get to and from Preston, and around South Ribble.

The decision to agree the proposed route will be considered on Monday 14 September by County Councillor John Fillis, Cabinet member for highways and transport.

On Thursday 17 September County Councillor Marcus Johnstone, Cabinet member for environment, planning and cultural services, will then be asked to protect the route from other development.

If approved by the two cabinet members, a full planning application will still be needed. This is expected to be submitted in early 2017.

Phill Wilson, City Deal project manager, said: “The plans to widen this section of the A582 will improve the local road network, increasing capacity, cutting journey times and helping people to get around more easily.

“We held a six-week public consultation exercise earlier this year on the proposed improvements. We’d like to thank everyone who took the time to give their views.”

The A582 work is identified in the Central Lancashire Highways and Transport Masterplan and South Ribble’s newly adopted Local Plan.
Funding for the scheme will come from the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal, a £434m ten-year project which will deliver substantial new roads and other transport and community infrastructure improvements.

The City Deal will bring economic growth to the area over the next decade. It has been agreed between the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, Preston City Council, South Ribble Borough Council, Lancashire County Council and central government.
This includes creating more than 20,000 new jobs and the building of over 17,000 new homes.

The adoption and protection of the route at this time is identified as part of the Infrastructure Delivery Plan for the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal.

To view the report online, visit www.lancashire.gov.uk and search for ‘A582’.

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