Lane closure brings increased delays for rush hour drivers

Crawling traffic thanks to a lane closure
Crawling traffic thanks to a lane closure

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

The A59 dual 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!"

As well as local links, the A59 provides drivers from further afield with access to the M65 and M6.

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