M55 bridge full closure in September as drivers warned to take alternative routes

agger Road bridge will be subject to a five day closures while essential maintenance is carried out

A bridge over the M55 will be subject to a full closure for five days, as motorists are warned to take alternative routes.

Dagger Road bridge, in Fylde, will be closed in September while North West National Highways carry out essential maintenance work. They say the work will keep the bridge safe and in good repair reducing the need for reactive repairs in the future.

Part of the maintenance includes replacing a joint in the concrete on the carriageway, which will ensure the bridge is well maintained and safe to use. At the same time, the team will improve access for those on foot by resurfacing both footpaths on the bridge.

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Works will start on Monday 5 September and is hoped to be completed by Friday 9 September. Teams will be working between 8am and 5pm, necessitating a full 24/7 closure for the five days that repairs are scheduled to take place. Motorists are advised to take other routes and a full diversion will be in place. The same diversion will be in use for travel in the opposite direction, but in reverse.

Diversion route

  • Traffic will divert along Salwick Road, left on to Harbour Lane, continue till junction with Treales Road, turn left on to Treales Road, continue to Dagger Road.

Disruption should be minimal, but you should allow additional time for your journey while the repairs are completed.

National Highways will not be able to carry out the work in bad weather, but will keep people up to date via their social media channels.

They said: “If we need to change our programme, we will keep customers up to date via our website and social media channels. Every effort will be made to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum; some of the work we will do will be noisy and we apologise in advance for any disturbance this may cause.”


Kara O’Neill
  • 05:10, 1 SEP 2022

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