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M55 motorway
Looking east from Junction 4
Route information
Maintained by Highways England
Length: 12.2 mi (19.6 km)
Existed: 1958 – present
History: Preston bypass opened in 1958, remainder in 1975
Major junctions
East end: Fulwood
M6 motorway
West end: Blackpool
Counties: Lancashire
Road network

  • Roads in the United Kingdom
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The M55, or Preston Northern Bypass, is a motorway in Lancashire, England. It links Preston and the M6 with Blackpool. Many people go on holiday to Blackpool, which is why the motorway was built. The motorway is about 12 miles (19 km) long.


M55 motorway
mile km Eastbound exits (A Carriageway) Junction Westbound exits (B Carriageway)
16.2 26.0 The NORTH, The LAKES, Lancaster M6
The SOUTH, Birmingham, Manchester (M61), Liverpool (M58)
M6, J32 Start of motorway
15.0 24.2 Preston, Garstang A6 J1
Broughton Roundabout
Preston, Garstang A6
8.1 13.0 Kirkham, A585 J3
Wesham Circle
Kirkham, Fleetwood A585
4.0 6.4 Start of motorway J4
Marton Circle
Blackpool (North) A583
Blackpool A583, Fleetwood (A587)
Non-motorway traffic
Road continues as A5230 to Blackpool (C, S & W), Airport and Lytham St Annes
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