Four weeks of frustration for motorists are set to get underway this week with lane closures on the A56 for resurfacing works.
Highways England said the four-week project to resurface the A56 between the Rising Bridge roundabout and the A680 Manchester/Blackburn Road and the A679 Burnley Road will start on Tuesday, May 24 with diversions being put in place.
A spokesperson said: “All the work will be done on week nights only and between 10pm and 5am each night with either the northbound or southbound carriageway closed during the overnight closures and clearly-signed diversions will be in place.”
Highways England said works have already started to improve safety and reduce delays at the Rising Bridge roundabout near Baxenden.
They are also being carried out daily between 10pm and 5am and involve single lane closures on the A56 and Rising Bridge roundabout.
The spokesperson added: “Some full carriageway closures will be needed, during which times fully signed diversion routes will be in place.
“Works are scheduled for completion at the end of July.