Press release

Wear and tear repairs for M55 near Blackpool

Highways England will be spending £166,000 later this month to give Blackpool-bound drivers smoother journeys along the M55.

Wear and tear repairs to the westbound carriageway surface between junctions 3 and 4 will be carried out in 5 nights of work between Monday 17 August and Friday 21 August.

Highways England project manager Peter Gee said:

All the work is being done overnight and we don’t anticipate any delays for motorway users.

As well as resurfacing sections of the carriageway we’ll be renewing road markings and road studs.

All the work will be done overnight – between 8pm and 5am each night – with 2 lanes of the 3 lane westbound carriageway closed at a time.

Work on the Monday is near the junction 3 entry slip road and that will need to close for the night with drivers able to use the eastbound slip road to travel down to junction 1 and join the westbound carriageway from there.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

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