Drainage work for M55

Published on Tuesday, 23 October 2012 09:50
Posted by Vicki Mitchem

Routine work to keep drainage along the M55 in Lancashire in good condition will be taking place next month.


A £210,000 Highways Agency maintenance and repairs programme is focusing on the drainage system along a 2.5 mile section of the motorway around Woodplumpton between junctions 1 and 3 of the motorway. The work will start on Monday 5 November.

Most of the work will be done overnight apart from five days between the start of the project and Saturday 10 November when a lane one closure on the westbound carriageway will be in place around the clock.

A second phase of the work will take place between Monday 12 November and Sunday 18 November - between 8pm and 6am each night - with overnight closures of lane 3 of the westbound carriageway and lanes 2 and 3 of the eastbound carriageway so maintenance of drainage in the central reservation can take place.

Highways Agency project sponsor Peter Gee said,

"This is routine maintenance to ensure the drainage system serving this section of the M55 is kept in good condition to reduce the risk of carriageway flooding and keep motorway users safely on the move.

"We have timed the work to avoid the important Blackpool Illuminations period and are not anticipating significant delays - although drivers travelling overnight during the second half of the works, especially along the eastbound carriageway, should leave a little extra time to complete journeys."

Source: ©Highways Agency


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