Highways England was repairing potholes on the southbound carriageway between J28 and J27 for Standish and Parbold this afternoon.
But one driver, stuck in traffic on his way home from work, told the Post: “I can’t believe they would pick such a ridiculous time to do roadworks.”
In a Tweet Highways England said the work has been completed and the roadblock was being released
The agency stated: “Update on the pothole repair #M6 southbound between #J28 and #J27 (#Leyland #B5256 #Standish #Parbold)
“Repair has been completed, and the rolling roadblock has been released. Thanks for your patience.”