· M55 eastbound link road to the M6 southbound
· M55 junction 4 slip roads
· M55 junction 4 eastbound carriageway
· M55 junction 4 westbound (hard-shoulder)
Our repairs will include resurfacing and replacing the road markings and road studs. The purpose of our work is to ensure we keep the network safe and operational, as well as improving journeys for our customers.
Work is due to start from 7 June for around five weeks. This will take place between the hours of 8pm and 6am. Below is a breakdown of our work, and what traffic management is required:
Location Dates Traffic management
M55 eastbound to M6 southbound link road
7 to 19 June A 24hr speed restriction of 50mph on the M55 eastbound Link road closed
M55 to M6 link road (both directions)
15 June Link road closed in both directions
M55 junction 4 22 to 23 June Westbound exit slip, and eastbound entry slip roads fully closed Lane closures on the M55
M55 junction 4 23 to 25 June Eastbound carriageway at junction 4 fully closed. Entry slip road fully closed
M55 junction 4 25 to 30 June Eastbound entry slip road fully closed Lane closures on the M55
M55 junction 4 30 June to 7 July Westbound exit slip road fully closed Lane closures on the M55
Localised signed diversion routes will be in place. You should also allow additional time and check your journey before travel.
Whilst we always aim to work to the programme, unforeseen circumstances may mean slight changes occur at short notice. Every effort will be made to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum. However, these works will inevitably generate some noise and disruption and we’d like to apologise in advance for any disturbance.
How to find out more
For more information on this and other work in the north-west, please visit our webpage at https://highwaysengland.co.uk/our-work/north-west/. You can also follow us on twitter @HighwaysNWEST.
If you have any queries about the work, please contact us on 0300 123 5000. Or you can email us on [email protected].
M55 junction 2 Preston Western Distributor Road (Lancashire County Council)
Lancashire County Council are also planning some overnight closures on the M55 between junctions 1 and 3, as part of their Preston Western Distributor Road project. These are planned from the 14 to 16 June, between 9pm and 6am in both directions.
The closures are needed to install the beams for the new Becconsall Bridge. Further closures may be needed, and for more information please contact the team on [email protected]
Operations Directorate North-West