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Work restarts on Monday outside the Brown Hare pub to create a new section of dual carriageway along the A582 Golden Way in South Ribble.

The work will complete the dual carriageway between the Broad Oak roundabout and Cop Lane, connecting to the existing dual carriageway heading along the A582 towards Preston.

The road widening was held up due to an unforeseen issue affecting the transfer of the land.

Lancashire County Council said that this issue is now resolved and work will begin on Monday 21 September to construct the new retaining wall.

The work is expected to be completed towards Christmas.

As part of the road-widening project on the A582, the roundabout is being widened and the controlled pedestrian crossing will be made permanent.

Phill Wilson, City Deal project manager, said: “We’re pleased that everything now has been resolved and we’re now looking forward to creating extra capacity on this important route.

“We worked on other parts of the A582 during the hold-up on this section, which means that overall we’re still on schedule.

“There could be some disruption to people’s journeys while this work is carried out, and we hope that people will bear with us. The extra capacity on the road will make it easier for people to get around.”

Other recent work along the A582 has included the new footway/cycleway on Millbrook Way and new traffic signals for cyclists at the Cop Lane junction with Golden Way.

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 and 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.

Find out more about the work taking place by following @LancsCityDeal on twitter.

For more information visit www.lancashire.gov.uk and search for ‘A582 South Ribble’, email citydeal@lancashire.gov.uk or call 0300 123 6780.

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