A project aimed at easing the congestion on the A585 between Windy Harbour and Skippool is underway.
Work on a major redevelopment of the Norcross roundabout aims to cut journey times on Mains Lane and Amounderness Way.
Initially, works are being carried out at night to minimise disruption.
Congestion is already a problem here with 26,000 vehicles using the roundabout each day. With construction of the new A585 Windy Harbour to Skippool dual carriageway expected to take place between spring 2020 and 2022, there is growing demand to accommodate future traffic growth.
The scheme will help to support the delivery of the economic and housing strategies of the three local councils of Wyre, Fylde and Blackpool, as set out in their respective local plans.
As part of the Government’s £220 million Congestion Relief Fund, we plan to increase the size of the roundabout, widen the approaches to the junction and install traffic signal controls.
Highways chiefs also plan to improve safety and connectivity by introducing signal controlled pedestrian crossings. Cyclists and pedestrians will also benefit from the improvements with enhanced facilities for travelling around the junction. Work is due to start on the £5 million scheme in July 2019 and finish March 2020.
The A585 Norcross roundabout scheme supports a much wider strategy to resolve congestion in the area and improve the experience for our customers using the network. The scheme will also benefit pedestrians and cyclists who will be able to use new controlled crossing facilities to navigate their way around the junction.
Highways England say all work will start at 8pm each evening and end at 6am the following morning to minimise the impact on traffic.
Which areas will be affected:
From July 21 to August 18, and then again from August 15 to August 19:
- Southbound between the Amounderness Way roundabout with Victoria Road West (B5412), and the Mains Lane junction with Shard Road (A588).
- The Fleetwood Road (B5268) roundabout with Amounderness Way.
From July 21 to August 19:
- Northbound between the Mains Lane junction with Shard Road (A588) and the Amounderness Way junction with Fleetwood Road (B5268)
- In both directions between the Amounderness Way junction with Victoria Road West (B5412) and the junction with Fleetwood Road (B5268).