A59 Penwortham Bypass Completion

Scheme outline

Construction of a new dual two-lane road to complete the Penwortham Bypass, running from the Broad Oak Roundabout on the A582, which forms the southern end of the part of the Bypass that already exists, and turning west to run directly to a new roundabout on the A59 south west of Howick Cross Lane.

The Broad Oak Roundabout would be signalised as part of these works.

This is a change to the route that has been protected for a number of years, which would have run further to the south to reach the A59 at Hutton. Lancashire County Council have revised the route to make it shorter, avoid property demolition and make the new road better suited to connecting to a future crossing of the Ribble west of Preston.

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Bypass or realignment
for use by all traffic
Highway authority
City Deal


25 January 2017

The final route for the Penwortham Bypass has been confirmed as a planning application is submitted.

12 October 2017

Planning permission for the £17.5m scheme has now been granted for this scheme and could begin "within months" according to a local blog and the Lancashire Evening Post.

15 February 2018

Ground was broken on 9 January according to a Lancashire County Council news release.

The agenda for a City Deal meeting on 19 February gives the status of this scheme as "amber", meaning there is a potential risk that it will not meet progress milestones going forward, and reports that completion is now expected in the final quarter of 2020.

3 November 2019

The opening of the bypass has been brought forward to Monday 2nd December. It has been named John Horrocks Way.

2 December 2019

The road opened to traffic today.

More information


With thanks to Daniel L and Richard Ingham for information on this page.