A588 road

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A588 road
Route information
Length: 19 mi (31 km)
Road network

The A588 is a road in England, which runs from Poulton-le-Fylde to Lancaster in Lancashire. It is the primary route serving the Over Wyre areas of the Fylde.

The road runs a total distance of 19 miles (31 km), in a roughly north-easterly direction, and is largely rural in character. It begins in the centre of Poulton-le-Fylde (53°50′37″N 2°59′32″W / 53.8436°N 2.9922°W / 53.8436; -2.9922 (A588 road (southern end))), and runs 1 mile (1.6 km) north-east, as Breck Road, to meet the A585 eastbound at the River Wyre roundabout. After 0.5 miles (0.80 km), it turns north (left) away from the A585, crossing the River Wyre at Shard Bridge, the last crossing of the river before its estuary. From here the road winds through the Over-Wyre villages of Hambleton, Stalmine and Pilling and across the marshy land that abuts the Cockerham Sands portion of Morecambe Bay. At Cockerham, almost 12 miles (19 km) from Shard Bridge, the road turns to the left, and, as Lancaster Road, runs a further 6 miles (9.7 km) north, eventually terminating as it joins the A6 by the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (54°02′30″N 2°47′49″W / 54.0416°N 2.7969°W / 54.0416; -2.7969 (A588 road (northern end))).

Coordinates: 53°56′46″N 2°51′45″W / 53.9460°N 2.8625°W / 53.9460; -2.8625 (A588 road)