M-way closures planned

Traffic heading north on the M6 at junction 32 near Broughton
Traffic heading north on the M6 at junction 32 near Broughton
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Motorists have been warned of overnight closures on the M6 due to bridge work.

Work to repair a motorway bridge along the northbound carriageway of the M6 north of Preston will get underway from Friday April 25 and last until Monday morning.

The £150,000 Highways Agency project on the bridge carrying the M6 over Whittingham Lane at Broughton, involving re-waterproofing work, has previously been disrupted by poor weather.

An Agency spokesman said: “The northbound section of the bridge structure is leaking and requires new waterproofing treatment to protect structural elements such as the main bridge beams.”

Unless bad weather hampers the project, there will be overnight closures of the northbound carriageway between junction 32 at Broughton and junction 33 at Lancaster South between 10pm and 6am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

The closure will also affect anyone on the eastbound M55 wanting to join the northbound M6 at Broughton Interchange.

Those drivers will leave the M55 at junction 1 at the roundabout with the A6 instead and use the northbound A6 to join the northbound M6 at junction 33.

Motorway users already on the northbound M6 will be directed onto the westbound M55 and then to leave at junction 1 where they can also join the diversion route along the northbound A6.

Drivers are advised to check traffic and travel conditions before setting out on journeys.

Log on to www.highways.gov.uk/traffic or call the agency on 0300 123 5000 if safe to do so.