Preston Western Distributor

The new road to the west of the city which joins the M55 at a new junction (Junction 2) to Preston Docks (A585). Running just over two miles in length the road is named as Edith Rigby Way after a suffragette from the city. Two link roads to Cottam join the Preston Western Distributor.

Plans unveiled for Preston’s first service station on M55

Aerial view of the M55 service station plan Plans are in the pipeline to build a motorway service station on the outskirts of Preston. The facility has been proposed for a site just off the new junction 2 […]

5 months ago
Underpass at Preston Western Distributor Road regularly closed by flooding

Darkinson Lane underpass flooding An underpass built to allow pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders to get from one side of the new Preston Western Distributor Road to the other is regularly being closed by […]

5 months ago
Preston Western Distributor speed limit confirmed to remain at 50mph

The speed limit on the new Preston Western Distributor Road will remain at 50mph after faster options were deemed too dangerous. Lancashire County Council’s cabinet has decided to make the […]

5 months ago
Preston motorway junction reopens as loose horse caught

Edith Rigby Way was closed earlier due to a loose horse. The closure was put in place today (Friday 25 August) at the M55 junction. The horse has since been […]

6 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston’s lost motorway, the M59 and the M55 ghost junction

The opening of the Preston By-Pass, Booklet Pic: Preston Digital Archive There have been many proposed roads that never came about, and some that did. One lost highway near Preston was the M59, which was meant to bypass the A59 to […]

8 months ago
New Preston link road opened and named after Victoria Cross hero

The grandson of a First World War hero has officially opened one of the new link roads off the Preston Western Distributor. William Young Way will run off the new […]

8 months ago
Preston Western Distributor 50mph speed limit causes confusion

Highways bosses have explained why the speed limit on the new Preston Western Distributor Road is only 50 miles per hour – even though the original plan had been for […]

8 months ago
Nearly 300 homes approved in Lea close to Preston Western Distributor

A new housing development alongside the Preston Western Distributor Road has been given the go-ahead – just days after the new route opened. Preston City Council’s planning committee gave the […]

8 months ago
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