§ Dr. Howells
The Chorley Transport Interchange opened in March 2003 at a cost of £2,500,000. Work is currently under way improving Chorley Railway Station at a cost of £309,000. Details of other local transport infrastructure schemes and projected costs are set out in the Local Transport Plans and Annual Progress Reports, published by Lancashire County Council, Blackpool Borough Council and Blackburn-with-Darwen Borough Council.357W
Additionally, both Chorley and Lancashire will benefit from the £7.5 billion West Coast Mainline route modernisation programme that is currently under way.
Details of infrastructure improvement schemes for the motorway and trunk road network in Lancashire, including projected costs during 2003–04, are set out in the following table.
Highways Agency: Infrastructure Improvement Schemes Category/Scheme Description 2003–04 Full
Safely Improvements M6 Preston Signage and Road Markings, Junctions 30 to 32 145 M6 Road Markings 31 A585 Thornton Roundabout Improvements 127 A585 Thistleton Junction Improvements 178 Safety Improvements—Minor Schemes 178 Congestion Easing A585 Singleton Crossroads 33 Renewal of Roads M6 North of Junction 34 to 35, Carnforth 3,632 M55 Broughton Crash Barriers 1,710 M6 Junction 32 Broughton Electric Cabling for Road Signs 219 Minor Capital Maintenance 670 Renewal of Bridges and Structures M6 Three Pinned Concrete Footbridge 298 M6 Forton Service Area Piers 26 M6 Golden Fleece 10 M6 Carnforth 800 M6 Occupation Bridges Bailtons 3 M6 Occupation Bridge Mount Pleasant 100 Block Allocation for other Bridge Schemes 455 Accessibility Improvements Improvements for Pedestrians, Cyclists and Horse Riders 35 Tourism Signage M6 Strategic Tourism Signing 300 Total 8,950