Lancashire County Council’s Cabinet have agreed to the preparation of a compulsory purchase order to acquire all the necessary land and rights for a dual-carriageway along the A582 South Ribble Western Distributor.
At the meeting earlier today (Thursday 7 November), Cabinet approved the use of its powers of compulsory purchase, which enable the council to acquire the land needed for the road widening.
The plans would widen the A582 between Broad Oak roundabout and Stanifield Lane to create a dual carriageway from the motorway network to Preston city centre.
A proposed three metre wide combined footway/cycle track would extend along the full length of the dualled sections of road.
A section of the B5253 Flensburg Way from the ‘Tank roundabout’ to Longmeanygate would also be widened to dual carriageway as part of this scheme.
Part of the A582 has already been widened to dual carriageway between the Guild Way flyover and Broad Oak roundabout at Penwortham towards Preston, as part of an earlier stage of work.
Many of the junctions along the A582 have also already been widened to add capacity in readiness for this widening work.
The widening of the South Ribble Western Distributor is one of the major road schemes as part of the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal. These include James Towers Way in Broughton, as well as the Preston Western Distributor and John Horrocks Way in Penwortham, both of which are currently being built.