Press release

Flooding and footpath repairs for A585 near Poulton

A £740,000 Highways England scheme to make a section of Lancashire’s A585 safer for drivers and pedestrians started on Monday (28 September).

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The drainage system along the route near Poulton-le-Fylde between Skippool roundabout and Singleton junction is being completely overhauled with cleaning and repairs to reduce flooding. New footpaths are also being provided on both sides of the road.

Construction work will be taking place around the clock but during the day the route will remain open in both directions through narrowed lanes. Between 7pm and 6am each night temporary traffic lights will be in place with one of the carriageways closed. The work is due to be completed by Friday 18 December.

Highways England project manager Peter Gee said:

We’re working hard to ensure we minimise disruption for residents, pedestrians and road users by keeping the road fully open during the day, doing any noisy works before 11pm at night and keeping one of the footpaths open at all times.

No temporary traffic lights will be used before Blackpool’s annual illuminations event finishes on Sunday 8 November.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

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Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 30 September 2015