A582 - South Ribble Western Distributor
What is happening and why?
The A582 (Golden Way) is currently a very busy single carriageway road, suffering significant congestion at peak times. The ultimate aim is to increase the road capacity by upgrading it to a dual carriageway along its full length between Cuerden and Preston city centre, including the B5253 spur south to Longmeanygate. Once the improvements are complete the areas will be landscaped and new foliage will be planted to screen the road from nearby homes.
What are the benefits?
This enhancement will enable full development of, and access to, Cuerden strategic employment site and the adjacent Lancashire Business Park. In addition the road will unlock housing sites to create over 2,700 homes.
When and where is work happening?
Full dualling of the A582
Lancashire County Council is putting plans in place to complete the widening of the A582 in South Ribble. The upgraded road will link to the new section of dual carriageway on the A582, making it quicker and easier for people to get to and from Preston, and around South Ribble.
The plans will turn it into a dual carriageway all the way from the M65 to Preston city centre. A consultation was held in 2015 on the preferred way of widening one of central Lancashire's busiest roads.
The plans also include significant investment to improve cycling infrastructure, with a 3m-wide shared cycle and footway to be delivered alongside the A582 for the entire length of the road widening with links into existing cycle routes including those on Howick Moor Lane and Broad Oak Lane.
Pope Lane junction improvement works - Work complete
The Penwortham Way/Pope Lane junction in Penwortham, has now been converted into a signalised 'crossroads' junction with additional lanes being created on each of the four approaches.
This has created extra capacity at the junction and on the approaches to improve the flow of traffic. Safer facilities for cyclists and pedestrians are also being implemented.
Work starts on Penwortham Bypass early 2018 - find out more about the preparatory work happening near Broad Oak Roundabout.
Tank Roundabout and Flensburg Way - Work complete
Improvement work at the tank roundabout on the A582 at the junction of Flensburg Way and Penwortham Way has now been completed. Improvements have been made to increase the capacity of the junction, install traffic lights and a new spine road has been built to provide access to a new housing development.
Chain House Lane - Work complete
Work on phase one of the scheme started in May 2014, at the junction with Chain House Lane, to provide more lanes for traffic and to widen the approaches to the junction. The junction was also improved to make it easier for cyclists to use, with Toucan crossings to allow cyclists to cross alongside pedestrians.
Golden Way North - Work complete
Work on phase two started mid-July 2014, to make the section of Golden Way from Cop Lane towards Preston into a dual carriageway, changing the road layout and introducing traffic signals on the Oaks Wood roundabout.
Golden Way South - Work complete
Work to widen the single carriageway road to a dual carriageway between Broad Oak Roundabout (Booth's) and Cop Lane, was completed earlier this year.
As part of the work a new toucan crossing (for pedestrians and cyclists) was installed at the Broad Oak Roundabout replacing the uncontrolled crossing.
A new shared use cycle/footway along Millbrook Way and Cop Lane was also provided, to link the existing facilities at Broad Oak Roundabout and Hurst Grange Park. It included upgrading the existing traffic signals at the Cop Lane bridge.
Stanifield Roundabout - Work complete
Work started at the Stanifield Lane roundabout in January 2015. Improvements have been made to widen the existing roundabout to create extra lanes and to install traffic lights.
The improvements have provided extra capacity at the junction and on the approaches to improve traffic flows. Cycle and pedestrian facilities have also been made safer by providing on and off-carriageway cycle lanes, 'shared use' cycle/footways and controlled crossings.