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Daytime lane closures on motorway for roadworks

Motorway: The M55 will be reduced to two lanes from Monday

Motorway: The M55 will be reduced to two lanes from Monday

Part of a Lancashire motorway will be reduced to two lanes next week.

A section of the westbound M55 between Lower Bartle and Broughton will be reduced as work gets underway to reconstruct the carriageway.

Highways Agency contractors will be working around the clock from Monday until February 4 to deliver a £512,000 project to repair lane one and the hard shoulder of the westbound carriageway west of Broughton Roundabout at junction 1 of the motorway.

The motorway will remain open at all times with lane one and the hard shoulder closed each day and with the additional closure of the middle lane between 8pm and 8am each night.

Wear and tear has resulted in the surface cracking and breaking up over about a mile of the carriageway.

Highways Agency project sponsor Peter Gee said: “This is important work to tackle carriageway wear and tear in lane one, which is heavily used by large commercial vehicles. It will provide more reliable and safer journeys for users of the M55. We have planned the work to ensure we can keep two lanes running past the works in the day and minimise any delays. An extra lane will be closed overnight when traffic levels are much lower.”

 

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