Samlesbury link road opens today

A link road between the A677 and the A59, designed to cut congestion and improve access to the Samlesbury Aerospace Enterprise Zone and BAE Systems’ site, is due to open to the public at 12pm today.

Rail Electrification

More closures planned for Manchester to Preston railway

The railway between Manchester, Bolton, and Preston will close for nine days in late August and early September as Network Rail looks to complete electrification works that are already running months behind schedule.

Blackpool Train

Blackpool-Preston rail link passes test

An electric train has travelled to and from Blackpool for the first time, as infrastructure was last night tested along the 17-mile route between the seaside town and Preston.

Preston Road 2

Land assembly starts on £190m Preston road scheme

Land assembly and compulsory purchase orders for a 4.3km dual carriageway to the west of Preston, connecting the A583 Preston to Blackpool Road at Lea with a new Junction 2 on the M55, are due to start after being approved by Lancashire County Council.

Porsche Preston

Porsche Centre gains consent in Preston

Bowker Motor Group has received permission to build a 43,000 sq ft Porsche showroom in Preston, and is planning to start on site in the spring with the building due to open later this year.

Preston’s £161m Western Distributor road moves forward

Lancashire’s Local Enterprise Partnership is to sign off the business case for the Preston Western Distributor road scheme, linking the A583 with the M55, at a meeting later this month, despite costs on the project increasing by nearly £60m.