Preston Gridlock: Map showing roadworks circle of hell around city

Posted on - 28th October, 2014 - 8:29pm | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Fulwood, Penwortham, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Roads, Transport
Tailback on the M6 at Preston

Tailback on the M6 at Preston

Two sets of major roadworks on the M6 in both directions until Halloween are the major cause of Preston’s gridlock.


Combined with the Fishergate roadworks at the railway station and the Penwortham roadworks it means two of the major routes in and out of the city are leaving motorists with nowhere else to go.

See our map, put together with help from Preston Police, showing the pinchpoints on Preston’s road network, if you’re on our app click here to view.

Work on the Junction 31 slip roads at Tickled Trout in both directions are causing knock on delays back into the city centre via New Hall Lane. The Junction 31 works started on Monday.

This is being compounded by changes to Fishergate where a right turn is now possible on the way to the train station down Corporation Street.


While in Fulwood the widening roadworks on the M6/M55 junction are creating a perfect storm for motorists trying to escape the northern edge of the city.

Once navigating the busy Eastway and Broughton interchange the traffic on the M6 southbound is chock-a-block due to the Junction 31 roadworks.

But, the end is in sight. The Junction 31 roadworks finish on Friday 31 October and the Junction 32 roadworks finish on November 7.

So, if you’ve got a work from home day this week. Use it.

Blog Preston readers have been venting their frustration at being stuck in Preston’s seemingly never-ending traffic jams.

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