Penwortham Bypass

Penwortham bypass secures approval

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Lancashire County Council's development control committee has granted consent for the £17.5m scheme, which will link the A59 Liverpool Road to the A582 at Brown Hare Roundabout, reducing congestion in the centre of Penwortham.

Surefreight

Lancashire freight depot opens

Surefreight has opened a £1.3m depot in Heysham with the aim of improving business opportunities to and from Peel Ports Mersey.

Network Rail adds to list of temporary closures

Network Rail has released further details of the programme that will see the 17 miles of rail between Blackpool and Preston closed for up to 18 weeks later this year, and announced that Ashton-under-Lyne’s railway station is to be closed for three weeks in July.

Pennington Marina

Marina operator reveals five-year strategy

British Waterways Marinas has revealed its five-year growth strategy, with investments across its portfolio of marinas amounting to £3m in the first year.

Overruns on Broughton Bypass construction

Unexpected ground conditions have added £3m and five months to the programme for a new road from M55 J1 around the village of Broughton to the A6 in Lancashire, opening up development sites with potential for 1,400 new homes.