Roadworks update for the North West: All major works from December 2 to December 8

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Here is the latest list of roadworks affecting Lancashire and Cumbria this week, beginning Monday, December 2

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday, November 29, but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible. Drivers looking for roadworks information (such as overnight carriageway closures) for individual schemes should now visit Some of our larger schemes have project pages giving other information. These can now be accessed from a dedicated regional page:

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A full list of roadworks involving carriageway closures is also Tweeted each Monday via our regional Twitter feed @highwaysNWest

Check this list of roadworks before travelling this weekCheck this list of roadworks before travelling this week
Check this list of roadworks before travelling this week

M6 junctions 36 to 38

The safety barriers in the central reservation are being replaced in a ten-week project which began on Sunday 15 September. Parts of the carriageway are also being resurfaced. The work involves lane closures and a 50mph speed limit past the roadworks.

M55 junction 1 to 3

Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit are now in place along a short stretch of the motorway where a new junction (junction 2) is being constructed as part of Lancashire County Council’s Preston Western Distributor road project.

M55 junction 3 with A585

Junction improvement work has now been completed. Drivers are being advised that the new traffic lights have now been activated.

A585 Norcross junction

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This major junction improvement entered a revised phase of traffic management on Monday 18 November for ten nights. In addition to this, one extra night of work will now be taking place this weekend. As part of the second phase of the main construction works the northern section of Fleetwood Road South – i.e. north of the roundabout – will remain closed around the clock but until 6am on Sunday (1 December) instead of Friday 13 December. Additionally, there will be nightly 8pm to 6am overnight closures of the access to and from Norcross Lane and Fleetwood Road South (southern section) until 6am on Sunday (1 December). Full details, including diversion routes, are available at:

A66 Fitz and Great Clifton roundabout improvements

Work to improve junctions and deliver environmental improvements along the A66 between Cockermouth and Workington is continuing. There are three-way traffic lights in place at Great Clifton Roundabout plus nightly, 8pm to 6am, Monday to Saturday, full closures of Stainburn Bypass with a clearly-signed diversion in place. Some work is also being done during off-peak periods during the day with occasional narrow lanes in place. The project includes improvements to pollinator habitats along the road which are being delivered as part of the Get Cumbria Buzzing partnership.