Lancashire roadworks - Monday, May 25 to Sunday, May 31
The following summary of planned new and ongoing roadworks over the coming week is correct as of Thursday, May 21, but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
M6 bridge painting junction 31 to junction 32
9pm to 5am overnight maintenance, including re-painting, on two bridges – Grange and Hollins footbridges - between junction 31 and junction 32 of the M6 in a seven-week project starting on Monday 8 June. Both the northbound and southbound carriageways will be reduced to one lane in each direction at the location of each bridge during the overnight work. A 50mph speed limit will also be in place.
M6 junctions 36 to 43 and A66 and A595
A £3 million rolling programme of work to renew road markings and road studs along sections of the M6, A66 and A595 in Cumbria, started on 11 May and will last until September. The work will focus on sections of the M6 between Kendal and Carlisle, the A66 west of Cockermouth and along the A595 between Distington and Thornhill. Some overnight – 8pm to 6am - lane or slip road closures and off-peak or use of temporary traffic lights will be used.
M6 junction 43 Eden Bridge
A £2 million, three-month project to resurface sections of the northbound and southbound motorway carriageways around junction 43 and carry out bridge maintenance at the junction – replacing some 40 bridge joints - started on 1 April. The work requires occasional overnight closures of the slip roads at junction 43 with good and clearly-signed motorway diversions in place.
M55 junctions 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.
M58 (west Lancashire)
A six-week, overnight – 9pm to 5am - project to resurface sections of both the westbound and eastbound carriageway between M58 between junction 1 and junction 4 will start on Tuesday (26 May). Some overnight carriageway closures will be required with clearly-signed diversions in place. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights (26, 27 and 28 May) – there will be a westbound overnight carriageway closure from junction 4 to junction 3.
A585 Norcross junction
Short-term round-the-clock road closures off the roundabout for finishing works are ongoing. The A585 Amounderness Way will remain open at all times but temporary traffic signals will be in operation during the day, between the hours of 7am and 5pm.
A585 Windy Harbour to Skippool improvement
Permission for this project to proceed was granted last month. The project includes construction of a bypass plus improvements to the junctions at Windy Harbour and Skippool. Information on traffic management likely to affect road users’ journeys will be included in this bulletin.