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Site investigations pave way for £110m Preston Western Distributor scheme

23 Jun 14 Lancashire County Council today begins ground investigation in preparation for the £110m Preston Western Distributor (PWD) road, along with the associated east-west link road and Cottam link road.

A drilling rig will be testing the underground structure of the land for the next five weeks. The tests are needed every 50 metres along the preferred routes to determine the strength and condition of the ground.

The testing is another step forwards in the process of preparing to build the roads along with topographical and environmental surveys that are also taking place.

The (PWD) will link northwest Preston to the M55 motorway. It will support new housing and business development and is a key scheme in the county council's highways and transport masterplan for central Lancashire. The east-west link road and Cottam link road will provide access for local and through traffic to use the PWD.

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