Bridge repair efforts to resume

Work to repair a bridge over Whittingham Lane is set to resume. Photo: Google

Work to repair a bridge over Whittingham Lane is set to resume. Photo: Google

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Work to repair a bridge which carries the M6 over Whittingham Lane north of Preston is set to be completed.

The bridge, near Broughton north of junction 32 of the motorway, is being re-waterproofed in a £70,000 Highways England project focusing on the northbound carriageway.

Work on the structure last weekend was affected by heavy rain.

Engineers were due to resume repair work yesterday, with diversions in place.

Meanwhile, drivers have been reminded that the “M6 summer clean-up” between junction 31 and 33 and junctions 35 to 41 is continuing.

Round-the-clock work has begun under single lane and or hard shoulder closures to carry out routine maintenance along the M6, including verges and central reservation with works including barrier repairs and re-tensioning, weed spraying, grass cutting, gully cleaning and electrical works.

The work will be carried out in 2.5 mile stretches of the motorway – often in both directions.

Drivers setting out on journeys can check travel conditions before setting out on journeys.

Highways England provides live traffic information via its website www.trafficengland.com

**Train operator Northern Rail has scooped its seventh consecutive RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety gold award and has been awarded the coveted Gold Medal.

Winning the Gold award, Northern has now taken this accolade seven times in a row, a real testament to its commitment to health and safety.

Erika Allen, Interim Safety and Environment Director for Northern Rail, comments: “We are delighted to win this award for the seventh time in a row. We work incredibly hard to ensure our customers and employees are kept safe and our safety team are truly committed to a programme of success and this award demonstrates that perfectly.”

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) awards ceremony was held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel.