A585 Windy Harbour to SkippoolRecently updated

Proposals to bypass the existing A585 at Little Singleton

Region:  North West
Start date:  TBC
Cost:  TBC
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC

What impact will this have on my journey?

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Progress report

We recently asked for your views on our proposals. The consultation ran from 5 September to 17 October and you can view the consultation materials online.

What next?

We are currently reviewing responses received.

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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

Environment impact

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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A585 Windy Harbour to Skippool newsletter |
A585 Windy Harbour to Skippool consultation brochure |

Project timeline

Planned roadworks

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Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 January 2017 to 04:30 on 22 January 2017. Location : The M55 eastbound at junction J1 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm


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