A585 Windy Harbour to SkippoolRecently updated

Proposals to bypass the existing A585 at Little Singleton

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

Progress report

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:

What next?

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.

Aims

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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Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

The latest incident information for England's motorway and trunk routes provided by Highways England

Location : The M55 westbound between junctions J1 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 18 December 2017 to 20 December 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 16, 2017, 6:05 am
Location : The M55 westbound between junctions J1 and J3 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 06:02 on 15 December 2017 to 06:00 on 20 December 2017.
Posted: December 16, 2017, 3:50 am
Location : The M55 westbound between junctions J1 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 06:00 and 20:00 from 18 December 2017 to 19 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: December 16, 2017, 3:50 am
Location : The M55 eastbound between junctions J3 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 December 2017 to 04:00 on 20 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm

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