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£1 million worth of routine repairs to M55 and M6 at Preston happening in June

Posted on - 26th May, 2021 - 3:19pm | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Fulwood, Fylde News, Preston News, Roads, Transport, Wyre News
Light trails on the M55 at Preston Pic: Mike Craig

There will be routine wear and tear repairs taking place on the M55 and M6 starting in June.

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The works, costing over £1 million will help to ensure drivers can enjoy safe and smooth journeys.

Throughout the duration of the works, which will be taking place overnight to limit any delays for drivers, there will be clearly signed diversions in place.

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The works are as follows:

M55/M6 Broughton Interchange

The link road from the eastbound M55 onto the southbound M6 will be resurfaced in a £550,000 overnight roadworks project starting on Monday 7 June. The repairs will include resurfacing and replacing the road markings and road studs and should be completed by Saturday 19 June.  

The work will be taking place between 8pm and 6am each night and the link road will be closed during these times. Drivers will need to join the northbound M6 instead, travelling up to junction 33 and joining the southbound M6 from there. Overnight on Tuesday 15 June the eastbound link road to both the northbound and southbound M6 will be closed. 

Drivers will need to use the northbound A6 from junction 1 of the M55 and join the northbound or southbound M6 at junction 33. A 50mph speed limit will be in place around the clock during the work with a short section reduced to 30mph for safety reasons.

M55 Junction 4

A £700,000 overnight – 8pm to 6am – project to resurface sections of the motorway around junction 4 will be taking place between Tuesday 22 June and Wednesday 7 July. The repairs will include resurfacing and replacing the road markings and road studs along each of the slip roads at junction 4, a section of the eastbound carriageway and the westbound hard shoulder. 

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The following overnight closures are scheduled:

  • Tuesday 22 June: westbound exit and eastbound entry slip roads
  • Wednesday and Thursday 23 and 24 June: eastbound carriageway and entry slip road closed – drivers will need to take a signed diversion route to join the M55 at junction 1
  • Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29 June: eastbound entry slip road closed
  • Wednesday 30 June to Tuesday 6 July (inclusive) nightly closures of the westbound exit slip road with signed local diversions in place

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