Motorists have been warned they face a long summer of delays as work continues on the Broughton bypass.
A ‘Be patient’ plea has now been issued by Lancashire County Council as it acknowledged that drivers heading towards the M6 from Broughton need to allow more time for journeys, due to the closure of the dedicated eastbound M55 filter lane.
It follows growing concerns from motorists about repeated traffic hold-ups, particularly at peak times.
Graeme Leathard, project manager for highways at Lancashire County Council, explained: “This lane closure is necessary so that we can safely carry out the changes to the road layout and other related utility work.
Vehicles can still access the eastbound slip road onto the M55 from Broughton roundabout, but the dedicated lane from the A6 is closed.