Preston Western Distributor work to see major M55 and Riversway road closures

Posted on - 24th February, 2023 - 8:37am | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Fylde News, Lea, Preston News, Riversway, Roads, Transport
Blackpool Road closure Pic: Preston Western Distributor Road
Blackpool Road closure Pic: Preston Western Distributor Road

A road closure will take place on Blackpool Road, from next week for the Preston Western Distributor road works.


Blackpool Road eastbound from the junction with Riversway, to its junction with Aldfield Avenue, Lea, will be closed from 12.01am on Monday (27 February) to 5am on Monday 6 March.


The closure will be effective 24-hours per day. The westbound carriageway will not be affected.

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The closure is required to complete the new section of carriageway linking the new roundabout to the existing Blackpool Road.

There will also be closures on the M55, between junctions one and three, in both directions from 8pm to 5am from Monday (27 February) to Wednesday (1 March).

The diversion route for the M55 overnight closures

A spokesperson for Preston Western Distributor said: “Please follow the diversion routes and plan your journey ahead.

“We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and would like to thank you for your patience during the construction of the new road.”

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