Planned overnight closures for £7m M6 work this week
Drivers using the M6 and M55 around Preston are being advised that some full carriageway closures will be taking place as part of the £7m pinch point widening improvements.
The Highways Agency is widening the northbound carriageway of the M6 ahead of and through junction 32 at Broughton Interchange where the motorway meets the M55.
The eastbound link road from the M55 onto the northbound M6 will close overnight between 9pm and 6am tonight and Tuesday morning.
Drivers wishing to access the northbound M6 will need to leave the M55 at junction 1 and follow the diversion route along the A6 to Junction 33 of the M6 at Galgate.
Further overnight closures of the northbound M6 at junction 31 will be taking place at the weekend, starting on Friday – with Friday night to Saturday morning and Saturday night to Sunday morning closures.
All Friday night to Saturday morning closures will be between 10pm and 6am each night. Saturday night to Sunday morning closures start an hour earlier at 9pm.
The closures are in place to safely carry out the installation of temporary safety barrier and narrow lanes and include some works on overhead gantries. Details of further closures are yet to be finalised.