Press release

Further carriageway closures around M6 junction 32 as pictures show 'Pinch Point' project taking shape

Drivers using the M6 and M55 around Preston in Lancashire are being advised that overnight carriageway closures will be taking place this weekend and into next week as part of the £7m pinch point widening improvements.


The Highways Agency is widening the northbound carriageway of the M6 ahead of and through junction 32 at Broughton Interchange where the motorway meets the M55.

This Saturday night into Sunday morning (Saturday and Sunday 27 and 28 September 9pm to 6am) a full carriageway closure of the link road from the northbound M6 to the westbound M55 will be taking place. To access the M55, drivers will instead need to leave the northbound M6 at junction 31 at Samlesbury and use the westbound A59 and A5085 and then northbound A6 to travel to junction 1 of the M55.

On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week (29 and 30 September and 1 and 2 October) there will be full overnight closures of the eastbound link road from the M55 onto the southbound M6 every night between 9pm and 6am. To access the southbound M6, drivers on the M55 should leave the motorway at junction 1 and join the M6 at junction 31 at Samlesbury via the southbound A6 and then eastbound A5085 and A59.

The diversions will be clearly-signed.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways Agency press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 26 September 2014