There will be road closures in Preston from Monday, 27 February

Temporary road closures to take place in Preston from next week

Temporary road closures will take place in the Preston area from Monday (27 February) as part of the creation of the new Preston Western Distributor Road scheme.

Between junctions one and three of the M55 will be closed in both directions, from 8pm to 5am each night from Monday (27 February) to Wednesday (1 March) for work including installing cables and lighting.

Blackpool Road will be closed Eastbound between the junction with Riversway and Aldfield Avenue in Lea will be shut from 00:01am on Monday 27 February until 5am on Monday 6 March. This closure will be in place 24 hours a day. The westbound carriageway on Blackpool Road will not be affected. The closure is needed to complete the new section of carriageway linking the new roundabout to Blackpool Road.

Please follow the signed diversion routes and plan your journey ahead.

The county council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause and thanks you for your patience during the construction of the new road.

These closures are part of the final stages of work on the Preston Western Distributor road scheme which will link Preston and parts of the Fylde to a new junction on the M55 motorway. It will be officially known as Edith Rigby Way, in honour of Preston’s most famous suffragette, who dedicated most of her life to fighting for women’s rights, particularly those of working-class women.

To find out more about the scheme or Edith Rigby, visit this webpage - Preston Western Distributor Road to be named after Preston Heroine (