50mph limit on the way

Ongoing work: The M6/M55 interchange in Lancashire
Ongoing work: The M6/M55 interchange in Lancashire
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A 50mph speed restriction is being imposed on a section of the northbound M6 in Lancashire next month, the Highways Agency has revealed.

The limit will be imposed on a section between junction 33 at Galgate and junction 34 at Lancaster.

The agency says the restriction, from the Hazelrigg Lane Bridge to the Wyresdale Road Bridge, will allow drainage repairs works to be carried out in safety.

The restriction will run from September 8 to October 17.

Meanwhile, work continues on the Junction 32 Broughton Interchange.

A project is being carried out to reduce congestion around the motorway junction which connects the M6 to the Blackpool-bound M55. There will be narrow lanes, plus some overnight slip road and carriageway closures until the project is completed in October.

Other roadworks which may impact of Lancashire travellers and holidaymakers include:

The M6, Junctions 20 to 21 at the Thelwall Viaduct.

Work on the Thelwall Viaduct has almost been completed, and the temporary contraflow lane, 40mph speed limit and narrow lanes have now been removed.

Joint replacement work on the viaduct is still required on the northbound exit slip road at junction 21 but this will be limited to occasional overnight lane and slip road closures at weekends.

M60 Junction 8 Sale to M62 Junction 20 Rochdale.

A major project is taking place to cut congestion and improve journey times on parts of the M60 and the M62 in Greater Manchester.

The first stage of the project will see engineers carry out site surveys and ground investigation work.

Some sections of the hard shoulder will be closed although vehicles will be able to get through the cones in an emergency.

At the same time, a 50mph speed limit will be introduced on the M62 section, to ensure the safety of the workforce and motorists.

M60 Junction 24 at Denton

Phase two of the Denton Island improvements is underway at junction 24 of the M60, where the motorway meets the M67 and the A57– a key commuter route into Manchester city centre.

The whole project is due to be completed by Friday 19 December with most of the work carried out overnight.

Some road and lane closures will be necessary.