Drivers using the M55 in Lancashire are being advised of a series of full overnight carriageway closures this week as work continues to complete the new junction 2.
Work to create junction two of the motorway begin in 2019, and now new aerial pictures of the site show the four junction slip roads and two roundabouts are taking shape – all linked by a new bridge. The new road is planned to be opened later this year.
The new road, to the west of Preston, will link the M55 to a new junction with Blackpool Road at Lea. The new motorway junction is being constructed between Swillbrook and Higher Bartle
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Both the westbound and eastbound carriageways between junction 1 at Broughton and junction 3 at Wesham will be closed every night this week beginning tonight (Monday 24 April) and up to and including Friday night (28 April).
The work will include installing hard and electronic signs on gantries, central reservation installation, remedial surfacing and road markings. As usual closures will be overnight between 9pm and 5am.
Clearly-signed diversions will operate between junction 1 and junction 3.
The new junction is being built as part of the wider Preston Western Distributor road project. More information, including details of the motorway closure diversion routes is available on the PWD webpage
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