“Transformative” Lancashire bypass unveiled

A new era for travel in a busy area of Lancashire has been ushered in with the completion of a major upgrade.

The new A585 Windy Harbour to Skippool bypass in Poulton-le-Fylde, built around the village of Little Singleton, is now fully open to traffic. Approximately three miles of new road has been added around the village, bringing much-needed capacity to deliver smoother and more reliable journeys. 

Since the project commenced the workforce has built three bridges, laid 100,000 tonnes of road surface material, recycled around 500,000 tonnes of site material (equivalent to the weight of more than 1,000 jumbo jets) and utilised more than 25 local companies.

The bypass will reduce congestion and improve safety, while removing a major bottleneck on the main road to Fleetwood and combating the heavy traffic that traditionally builds between Windy Harbour and Skippool during peak traffic hours. 

Paul Maynard, MP for Blackpool North and Cleveleys, said: “I am grateful for the hard work that has gone into this project. Local motorists have been very patient awaiting the full opening of the bypass, which represents a landmark moment. It is important the new road delivers the promised benefits and the work to achieve that continues.”

(Picture – National Higjhways)


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