Diggers work flat out!

Workmen try to iron out the M58 bump
Workmen try to iron out the M58 bump

A £1.2m PROJECT to remove notorious and uncomfortable bump from the M58 near Up Holland is now well under way.

The Highways Agency is working on a section of the eastbound carriageway around junction five of the motorway which has had a pronounced undulation for many years.

As part of the project, which is expected to last another week or two, the carriageway distortion will be removed and the carriageway will be resurfaced.

The eastbound M58 around junction 5 is currently closed and a contraflow system sending eastbound traffic onto to the westbound carriageway installed.

Two lanes in each direction are being maintained with the hard shoulder and lane 1 of the westbound carriageway used for westbound traffic and lanes 2 and 3 of the westbound carriageway used to carry eastbound traffic.

West Lancashire borough councillor David Sudworth said: “I’ve campaigned three years to get these repairs done, so it’s great to see workmen finally on site.

“I understand the works to get rid of the bump, which was notorious with local drivers, are part of a £1.2m package of improvements for the motorway, including resurfacing and new road markings.

“This is great news and shows that by working positively and constructively, we can deliver real improvements for West Lancashire.”