M55 commuters diverted back to Blackpool after roadworks overrun at junction 3

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Rush hour commuters heading for the M55 at junction 3 are being diverted back to Blackpool this morning.


Traffic on the A585 is being turned away from junction 3 at Kirkham Roundabout due to overrunning roadworks.

There are no diversion signs on the approach to the motorway junction, but traffic is being turned around near the entry slip road.

Drivers are being diverted back to junction 4 in Blackpool to join the M55 southbound.

The roadworks, which were due to be lifted at 6am, are now expected to open at around 9am.

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Motorists joining the M55 at junction 3 in Kirkham have been diverted back to Blackpool this morning after overnight roadworks overran this mornibng

Motorists joining the M55 at junction 3 in Kirkham have been diverted back to Blackpool this morning after overnight roadworks overran this mornibng

It has caused chaos for commuters, with congestion back to Windy Harbour and queues for northbound traffic from Wesham.

There are long delays on A585 Fleetwood Road from Medlar Lane to M55 junction 3 (Kirkham).

Lanes re-opened on the M55 carriageway at 7.50am, but the junction 3 entry and exit slip road closures remain in place.

The M55 junction 3 at Kirkham remains closed this morning due to overrunning roadworks

The M55 junction 3 at Kirkham remains closed this morning due to overrunning roadworks