Penwortham Slip Road Closure
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Approval is sought for the closure of the slip road from the A59 Liverpool Road to A59 Golden Way in Penwortham for all vehicular traffic. Pedestrians, equestrians and cyclists will still be permitted to use the slip road. This is to comply with planning condition 10 of the Penwortham Bypass (the Bypass) planning permission, which seeks to discourage through vehicular traffic on the A59.
Traffic modelling demonstrates the closure will result in additional traffic transferring to the Bypass, further reducing through traffic and congestion in Penwortham, providing additional environmental and air quality benefits, and maximising opportunities to improve the public space in the town centre.
The proposal is vital to enabling the delivery of high quality cycling provision to serve Penwortham and Hutton. In turn, this will help to achieve Public Health England guidance to encourage the switch to active travel in place of short car journeys.
The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.
Date of decision: 07/11/2019
Effective from: 13/11/2019