Construction of the £17.5m Penwortham Bypass officially started following a ground-breaking ceremony on Tuesday 9 January 2018. The bypass will run along the south western side of Penwortham between the A59 Liverpool Road and A582, connecting to the existing Broad Oak roundabout. The road has been designed as a dual carriageway, with a 50mph speed limit along its whole length.
The new road will improve access from the A59 to the motorway network on a purpose built road that does not pass through Penwortham or the city centre. It will reduce congestion in Penwortham and enable us to make improvements so we can encourage more walking and cycling and prioritise buses along the A59. Aside from any unforeseen circumstances, the new John Horrocks Way will open on Monday 2 December for people to use.