Grimsargh Skew Bridge Widening Scheme Update

Work is planned for Skew Bridge in Grimsargh, which will require the removal of one footbridge and widening of the road. Here are some details of the scheme and public consultation.

  • Public engagement will take place, with residents and businesses able to view the plans and make comments. The plans are available now and people will be able to comment from the end of May 2024
  • The work is programmed in for the summer of 2025. This is to minimise disruption to motorists.
  • During the construction process, all efforts will be made to minimise disruption to traffic.
  • Part of the work will require the road to be closed for up to 2 weeks and there will be temporary traffic lights for part of the time. These times will be publicised well in advance.
  • It is estimated the whole scheme of work will take around four months.
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the work.
  • A pedestrian crossing is planned to be installed outside the primary school. This will be a signal-controlled puffin crossing.

The project is part of a wider scheme funded by the Department for Transport to improve bus services across Lancashire. It was selected as the reliability of the service between Longridge and Preston is significantly affected by delays caused by congestion at the bridge.

A reminder that the plans can be viewed using the following link (select Preston):