Lane closure brings increased delays for drivers

Drivers leaving Preston this evening faced longer delays as a result of a duel carriageway lane closure

Wednesday, 30th August 2017, 7:08 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:39 pm
Crawling traffic thanks to a lane closure

The A59 duel carriageway, which links city commuters to Penwortham, Longton, and Southport, was down to one lane due to a lane closure, causing delays of over 30 minutes.

One commuter, Rob Randell, said on Twitter: "Surface dressing on A59 Guild Way heading out of Preston is causing chaos! My five minute journey has taken 35 minutes so far."

Tom Pattinson said: "Traffic was starting to build at 3.30pm when I drove down the A582 past Booths. Glad I missed it in rush hour!"

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The delay is the latest to frustrate passengers in the Preston area. Just last night saw passengers stuck in crawling traffic on the M55 eastbound due to Highways England repainting road markings.