A585 Norcross roundabout

Plans to increase the size of the roundabout, widen the approaches to the junction and install traffic signal controls. Signal controlled pedestrian crossings will also be introduced.

Region:  North West
Start date:  22 July 2019
Cost:  TBC
Status:  CURRENT
Type:  Improvement Scheme
End date:  31 March 2020
Programme:  

Progress report

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. We 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.

Drop-in events

A series of drop-in sessions has been running at Thornton Methodist Church, 60 Victoria Road, Thornton-Cleveleys, FY5 5HQ throughout June and July 2019 for you to find out more information.

The July dates are shown below:

Date Event
Tuesday 2 July 2019 10am to 2pm
Monday 8 July 2019 11am to 3pm
Wednesday 17 July 2019 9am to 7pm

What's next?

The first stage is the preliminary work, which prepares the site for the main construction work. This will include the removal of traffic islands, widening of lanes and diverting utility services, such as drainage pipes and electrical cables.

The second stage is the main construction work which will start once the preliminary work has finished. This will include constructing additional new lanes on all approaches to the roundabout, installing new traffic light signals and pedestrian crossing facilities.

Find out more about the different phases of the scheme.

Timeline

Date Event
July 2019 to September 2019 Preliminary work
September 2019 to end of March 2020 Main construction work

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Why we need this scheme

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.

Aims

We aim to:

  • support the delivery of the economic and housing strategies of the three local councils of Wyre, Fylde and Blackpool
  • alleviate congestion and improve customer journey time
  • improve safety and connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists

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Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

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Location : The A585 northbound between the junctions with the A588 South and the A587 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 August 2019 to 05:00 on 26 August 2019.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 12:52 pm
Location : The A585 northbound between the junctions with the A588 South and the A587 . Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 August 2019 to 05:00 on 26 August 2019.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 12:52 pm
Location : The A585 southbound between the A587 and the junction with the A588 South. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 August 2019 to 05:00 on 26 August 2019.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 12:52 pm
Location : The A585 northbound between the A588 South and the junction with the A587 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 20 August 2019 to 23 August 2019.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The A585 southbound between the junctions with the A587 and the A588 South. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 20 August 2019 to 23 August 2019.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The A585 northbound between the A588 South and the junction with the A587 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 23:00 and 05:00 from 23 August 2019 to 25 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The A585 northbound between the junctions with the A588 South and the A587 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 20 August 2019 to 23 August 2019.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The M55 eastbound between junctions J4 and J3 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 3 September 2019.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The M55 westbound between junctions J1 and J3 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 10:00 on 4 October 2019.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The A585 northbound between the junctions with the A588 South and the A587 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 20 August 2019 to 23 August 2019.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The A585 southbound between the A587 and the junction with the A588 South. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 23:00 and 05:00 from 23 August 2019 to 25 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The A585 southbound between the A587 and the junction with the A588 South. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 20 August 2019 to 23 August 2019.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The A585 southbound between the junctions with the A587 and the A588 South. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 20 August 2019 to 23 August 2019.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The A585 southbound between the A587 and the junction with the A588 South. Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 August 2019 to 06:00 on 29 August 2019.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The M55 westbound between junctions J1 and J3 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 31 August 2019.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The A585 northbound between the A588 South and the junction with the A587 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 August 2019 to 06:00 on 29 August 2019.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am
Location : The M55 westbound between junctions J3 and J4 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 3 September 2019.
Posted: August 20, 2019, 10:23 am

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