Road to Wembley should be clear for Preston fans

Free wheeling: The M6 motorway is set to be roadwork free over the Bank Holiday

Free wheeling: The M6 motorway is set to be roadwork free over the Bank Holiday

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The road to Wembley is set to be clear for thousands of travelling Preston North End fans.

Thousands of PNE fans are set to descend on the capital on Sunday, May, 24 to watch Simon Grayson’s men take on Swindon Town in the League One play-off final at 5.30pm.

“We will be lifting roadworks on the M6 over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Neil Steri

Many fans travel plans were scuppered yesterday after Network Rail revealed they are conducting maintenance on the main rail route from Preston to London -the West Coast Mainline - over the Bank Holiday weekend.

But the Highways Agency has now revealed that car and coach travel should not be disrupted as all roadworks on one of the main routes from Preston to the South - the M6 motorway - will be suspended over the weekend to help travellers.

Highways Agency spokesman Neil Sterio said: “We will be lifting roadworks on the M6 over the Bank Holiday weekend.

“There should not be any major roadworks going on.

“We always try to time our works to finish before the Bank Holiday.

“That is not to say they shouldn’t check before they travel.”

PNE have an allocation of 30,000 tickets that went on sale yesterday.

And Mr Sterio revealed the fact Swindon knocked out Yorkshire side Sheffield United should make travelling down the M1 easier as North End fans will not have to follow a specific route.

But Mr Sterio also warned that the M1 may still have some delays. He said: “Swindon fans will be coming in from a different direction. The M1 has Smart Motorway work going on so some areas may be down to a 50mph limit. Fans should leave extra time to go through those works.”