M55

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M55
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Preston Northern Bypass
From:Sharoe Green (SD540349)
To:Great Marton (SD352337)
Length:12 miles (19.3 km)
Meets: M6
Highway Authorities

Highways England

Traditional Counties

Lancashire

Route outline (key)
M55 Sharoe Green - Great Marton
Junction List
Junc Westbound Eastbound
M6 J32 Start of Motorway M6
1 A6 A6
2 M59 M59
3 A585 A585
4 A583, A5230 Start of Motorway
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For detailed information about this topic, see CBRD Motorway Database
Blackpool end at night

Link between Blackpool and M6, forming both a link to the seaside resort and a northern bypass of the city of Preston. The easternmost section of the M55 is part of the Preston Bypass, the United Kingdom's first motorway. Surprisingly, despite the M55 and M6 being a superior route for Blackpool to Lancaster and vice versa traffic, traffic in the centre of Blackpool is still signed to Lancaster down the old A586/A6 or A586/A588 routes.

Junctions

Broughton Interchange

Main Article: Broughton Interchange

Broughton Interchange connects the M6 to the M55. It enables all movements in all directions as well as catering for movements to and from the nearby A6. Both carriageways of the M6 have recently been upgraded to 3 lanes through the interchange.

History

Preston Bypass

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Main Article: Preston Bypass

The Preston Bypass was the first motorway opened in the United Kingdom in December 1958. It has always been part of the M6 and since 1974, part of the M55. Today it is almost virtually unrecognisable following major reconstruction and widening works in the 1990s.

Opening Dates

For detailed information about this section, see CBRD Motorway Database: M55 Timeline

Links

Roads UK



M55
ProjectsPreston Bypass
JunctionsBroughton Interchange (Preston) • Broughton Roundabout (Preston) • M55 J2 • Marton Circle • Wesham Circle
ServicesKirkham services
PlacesBlackpool • Preston
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Other nearby roads
BlackpoolA5073 • A5099 • A5230 • A583 • A584 • A586 • A587 • A588 • B5124 • B5258 • B5261 • B5262 • B5263 • B5264 (Bispham Road, Blackpool) • B5264 (Devonshire Road, Blackpool) • B5265 • B5266 • B5390 • B5410 • B5412 • C271 (Lancashire) • C278 (Lancashire) • C279 (Lancashire) • T67 (Britain) • Yeadon Way
PrestonA49 • A5071 • A5072 • A5085 • A5188 • A582 • A583 • A59 • A6 • A6063 • A6063 (Mellor Brook) • A675 • B5254 • B5258 (Preston) • B5264 • B5411 • B6230 • B6241 • B6241 (Deepdale Road, Preston) • B6242 • B6243 • Belmont Link Motorway • C220 (Lancashire) • C221 (Lancashire) • C223 (Lancashire) • C225 (Lancashire) • C226 (Lancashire) • C227 (Lancashire) • C228 (Lancashire) • C240 (Lancashire) • C245 (Lancashire) • C246 (Lancashire) • C247 (Lancashire) • C281 (Lancashire) • C328 (Lancashire) • C329 (Lancashire) • C330 (Lancashire) • C331 (Lancashire) • C332 (Lancashire) • C333 (Lancashire) • C334 (Lancashire) • C335 (Lancashire) • C336 (Lancashire) • C337 (Lancashire) • C338 (Lancashire) • C340 (Lancashire) • C344 (Lancashire) • C345 (Lancashire) • C346 (Lancashire) • C347 (Lancashire) • C348 (Lancashire) • C349 (Lancashire) • C350 (Lancashire) • C351 (Lancashire) • C352 (Lancashire) • C353 (Lancashire) • C354 (Lancashire) • C355 (Lancashire) • C356 (Lancashire) • C357 (Lancashire) • C358 (Lancashire) • E05 • E33 (London - Glasgow) • Eastern Primary (Preston) • M58 (Preston) • M59 • M6 • M65 • NCN55 • T12 (Britain) • T13 (Britain) • T20 (Britain) • T67 (Britain) • Walton Summit Motorway
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