M6 closures this weekend

EDI'Traffic heading north on the M6 at junction 32 near Broughton
EDI'Traffic heading north on the M6 at junction 32 near Broughton
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Part of the M6 motorway will be closed for repairs this weekend.

There will be overnight closures on the M6 northbound at Broughton this weekend so that Highways England can carry out wear and tear repairs to a motorway bridge.

The bridge, which carries the motorway over Whittingham Lane near Broughton north of junction 32 of the motorway, needs to be re-waterproofed and that will be done this weekend as part of a £70,000 HE project.

HE project manager Mark Mosley said: “These repairs will tackle recurring issues with potholes and, as well as extending the life of the bridge, will help give drivers safer, smoother motorway journeys.”

The work has five phases and starts on Friday, 24, July until Monday, 27, July.

The northbound M6 will be closed between 10pm on Friday and 6am on Saturday, with traffic being diverted off the northbound M6 at junction 32 and sent along the westbound M55 to junction one where they can use the northbound A6 to re-join the northbound M6 at junction 33 at Galgate.

The second stage is a temporary closure of the northbound hard shoulder and lane one with a 50mph speed limit throughout Saturday, lane two will be closed between 10pm on Saturday night and 6am on Sunday morning.

Lane two will re-open during the day on Sunday with the hard shoulder and lane one closed. The final phase will see the northbound carriageway closed between junction 32 and junction 33 from 10pm on Sunday night until 6am on Monday morning.