Overnight Closure Of M55 Announced – Planned Works From 15th March

Motorists have been advised that the M55 will be closed from Wednesday 15th March to Friday 31st March between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.

The closures are necessary to allow works to be completed on the new Preston Western Distributor Road. These planned works include surfacing, removing temporary barriers and narrow lanes, installing new road markings and painting gantries.

The dates and directions of overnight M55 closures are as follows:

  • Wednesday, March 15 – eastbound only
  • Thursday, March 16 – westbound only
  • Friday, March 17 – eastbound only
  • Monday, March 20 – eastbound and westbound
  • Tuesday, March 21 – eastbound and westbound
  • Wednesday, March 22 – eastbound and westbound
  • Thursday, March 23 – eastbound and westbound
  • Monday, March 27 – eastbound
  • Tuesday, March 28 – eastbound
  • Wednesday, March 29 – eastbound and westbound
  • Thursday, March 30 – westbound only
  • Friday, March 31 – westbound only

Motorists are advised to plan journeys ahead and follow the signed diversion via the A583 between Preston and Blackpool.


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