Following the publication of our public consultation report in July, we made our preferred route announcement for the A585 Windy Harbour to Skippool Junction improvement scheme in October. This outlines the option that has been chosen for improving the road.
You can read the following reports, and all the consultation material, on our consultation page:
- Preferred route announcement leaflet: this details our preferred option
- Public consultation report: this is the full technical analysis of the public consultation
- Summary of the public consultation report: this is a summary of the report on public consultation, providing the key information you need to know
- Scheme Assessment Report
We will continue to carry out surveys and investigations to allow us to make informed decisions including on whether to proceed with the addition of a link to Shard Road and the potential inclusion of the Grange junction and the Lodge Lane land bridge.
We intend to hold a statutory public consultation on the design for the scheme in early 2018.
Why we need this scheme
The A585 is the main road in and out of Fleetwood and surrounding areas and it is heavily congested between Windy Harbour and Skippool, where drivers frequently experience significant delays, particularly during morning and evening rush hours.
The volume of traffic is also a concern for local users, pedestrians and cyclists.
We aim to improve:
- journey times on the A585 between
- Windy Harbour and Skippool junctions
- safety for all road users
- access for local users, pedestrians and cyclists
Over the coming months we and our suppliers will be increasing our understanding and collecting additional information about the area. In particular you are likely to see people collecting environmental information to establish the potential impacts of the development.
The land surrounding the A585 has importance for migrating birds such as pink footed geese and this will be one of the focuses for assessment. If you are a landowner you may be asked to allow access to the people carrying out these surveys. Thank you for your help.
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