A585 Windy Harbour to Skippool

Proposals to bypass the existing A585 at Little Singleton

Region:  North West
Start date:  TBC
Cost:  TBC
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  

Progress report

We have submitted our planning application to improve the A585 between Windy Harbour and Skippool which will now be examined by the Planning Inspectorate. You can find out more on the Planning Inspectorate's website.

This followed a consultation period earlier in 2018. You can find our consultation report on the Planning Inspectorate's site where all the feedback and suggestions given to us are summarised.

What's next?

The Planning Inspectorate is currently examining our application. Please visit the Inspectorate's website at the link above for more information, next steps and for more detail on the planning process.

From 17 June 2019, we will be carrying out ground investigations to help us understand the conditions on land near to the A585. It will also assess the nature of any archaeological features below the ground. We expect this work to take approximately eight weeks. Site access and deliveries will be required at each area and will be managed with temporary traffic management – using either temporary lights or ‘stop’ and ‘go’ boards. Working hours will be overnight from Monday to Friday.

For the latest closure information and times, see our planned roadworks feed.

Timeline

Date Event
September/October 2016 Public consultation - view consultation report
October 2017 Preferred route announcement
2018 Public consultation
Autumn 2018 Application submitted to the Planning Inspectorate
Spring 2020 Scheme starts on site

Why we need this scheme

The A585 is the main road in and out of Fleetwood and surrounding areas. It's heavily congested between Windy Harbour and Skippool and drivers currently suffer from significant delays during peak periods. The road also has a poor safety record.

Congestion is particularly severe at the junction with the A586 at Little Singleton and the signalised junction with the A588 at Shard Road. A high number of accidents are reported at these junctions and the volume of traffic is also a concern for local people, pedestrians, equestrians and cyclists.

If we don’t make improvements to this three-mile section of road, it's likely there will be a rise in traffic levels and an increase in the number of accidents and delays to journey times.

Aims

We aim to improve:

  • Reliability: by reducing congestion, especially around Little Singleton, Shard Road and Skippool junctions, which will improve journey times
  • Socio-economic: by supporting the economic growth potential in both Wyre and Fylde and supporting planned residential developments in the local area
  • Safety: by improving the safety of pedestrians, equestrians and cyclists around the existing A585

Further information

The guides below outline the procedures we follow when delivering large road schemes and how compensation can be claimed for the effects on residential, agricultural and other property from the use of new roads or alterations to existing roads operated by us.

If you have any questions or you would like to discuss your particular circumstances please contact the project team at A585WindyHarbourToSkippool@highwaysengland.co.uk or call 0300 470 2700.

Environment impact

Over the coming months we and our suppliers will be increasing our understanding and collecting additional information about the area. In particular you're likely to see people collecting environmental information to establish the potential impacts of the development.

The land surrounding the A585 has importance for migrating birds such as pink-footed geese, and this will be one of the focuses for assessment. If you're a landowner you may be asked to allow access to the people carrying out these surveys. Thank you for your help.

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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

The latest incident information for England's motorway and trunk routes provided by Highways England

Location : The A585 northbound between the A588 South and the junction with the A587 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 June 2019.
Posted: June 20, 2019, 7:21 pm
Location : The A585 northbound between the junctions with the A588 South and the A587 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 June 2019.
Posted: June 20, 2019, 7:21 pm
Location : The A585 northbound between the junctions with the A588 South and the A587 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 June 2019.
Posted: June 20, 2019, 7:21 pm
Location : The A585 southbound between the junctions with the A587 and the A588 South. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 June 2019.
Posted: June 20, 2019, 7:21 pm
Location : The A585 southbound between the A587 and the junction with the A588 South. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 June 2019.
Posted: June 20, 2019, 7:21 pm
Location : The A585 southbound between the junctions with the A587 and the A588 South. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 June 2019.
Posted: June 20, 2019, 7:21 pm
Location : The A585 northbound between the A588 South and the junction with the A587 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:30 on 19 June 2019 to 06:00 on 22 June 2019.
Posted: June 19, 2019, 7:30 pm
Location : The A585 southbound between the A587 and the junction with the A588 South. Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:30 on 19 June 2019 to 06:00 on 22 June 2019.
Posted: June 19, 2019, 7:30 pm
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: June 19, 2019, 2:29 pm
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: June 19, 2019, 2:29 pm
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: June 19, 2019, 2:29 pm
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: June 19, 2019, 2:29 pm

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