Rolling road block on M61 in Chorley due to emergency repairs on pothole

A rolling road block is causing delays on the M61 in Chorley as emergency repairs are made to a large pothole.

Tuesday, 23rd April 2019, 8:55 am
Updated Tuesday, 23rd April 2019, 10:04 am
A rolling road block has been implemented on the M61 between Chorley and Horwich to allow a large pothole to be repaired.
A rolling road block has been implemented on the M61 between Chorley and Horwich to allow a large pothole to be repaired.

Traffic officers are carrying out the road block between southbound junctions 8 (Chorley) and 6 (Bolton North, Horwich).

Maintenance workers have been tasked with making urgent repairs to a large pothole in the carriageway.

The road block will allow traffic to keep moving, but at a reduced speed of 20mph.

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Matrix signs have been activated on the motorway advising drivers to approach with caution.

The rolling road block is expected to last until around 9.15am.