Roadworks taking place in Lancashire and Cumbria - Monday, June 15 to Sunday, June 21
The following summary of planned new and ongoing roadworks over the coming week is correct as of Friday, June 12, but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
M6 bridge painting junction 31 to junction 32
The Highways Agency is carrying out 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 seven-week project which started on June 8. 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. From June 20 the southbound entry slip road at junction 31A will be closed nightly – 9pm to 5am - until July 4.
M6 junctions 36 to 43 and A66 and A595
A £3m rolling programme of work to renew road markings and road studs along sections of the M6, A66 and A595 in Cumbria started on in 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.
M55 junctions 1 to 3
Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit are 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.
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 started on May 26. Most of the work is being done using lane closures but some overnight carriageway closures will be required with clearly-signed diversions in place. From Tuesday, June 16 there will be nightly closures of the eastbound carriageway from Switch Island to junction 3 until June 25. There will be no weekend closures (i.e. Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights). A clearly-signed diversion will be in place each night.
A585 Norcross junction
This project to transform the junction and provide safer, smoother and more reliable journeys is due to be completed and opened to traffic early next week. Work to remove the construction compound, provide landscaping and assess and adjust the operation of the new traffic signals will be taking place over the next few weeks.
A590, A585 and M6 (Forton to Junction 34)
A £1m rolling programme of overnight work to renew road markings and road studs along sections of the A590, A585 and M6 in Cumbria and Lancashire will start this month and last until September. The work will focus on sections of the A590 between Dalton-in-Furness and Brettargh Holt Roundabout, the A585 between Eros Roundabout and Little Singleton and along the M6 between Forton and Lancaster. Some overnight – 8pm to 6am – road, lane or slip road closures and or temporary traffic signals will be used. Work next week includes the 10pm to 5am closure of the A590 at Dalton-in-Furness - between Askam Road and Ulverston Road roundabouts – on both Monday and Tuesday nights (15 and 16 June). Clearly-signed diversions will be in place.