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Penwortham Slip Road Closure

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.


Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: Penwortham West;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/11/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part I  -

Decision due: 7 Nov 2019 by Cabinet

Lead member: Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

Contact: Alan Eastham Email: Tel: 01772 534561.


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