Roadworks update for the North West: All major works from August 17 to August 23
The following summary of planned new and ongoing roadworks over the coming week is correct as of August 14 but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
M6 bridge painting junction 34 to junction 35
The Highways Agency is carrying out 9pm to 5am overnight maintenance, including re-painting, on two bridges – Lane Ends and Colewood footbridges - between junction 34 and junction 35 of the M6 in an eight-week project which started on August 4. Both the northbound and southbound carriageways will be reduced to one lane including hard shoulder running in each direction at the location of each bridge during the overnight work. A 50mph speed limit will also be in place.
M6 junction 35 to junction 36
A week of 8pm to 7am overnight work to resurface parts of the northbound carriageway started on August 10 but has been extended into next week due to poor weather. The work will now be completed by Wednesday, August 19. The work includes replacement of road markings and road studs. To allow the Highways Agency to do this work safely, lane closures and a reduced temporary speed limit of 50mph will be in place. During the overnight working periods access into and out of Burton Services will be closed.
M6 junction 36 to junction 44
Several months of round-the-clock work as part of the £1.5m M6 Species Rich Grassland project to improve biodiversity along the motorway’s verges started last week - with occasional lane one closures along short stretches of the carriageway. Some slip road closures will be required in the autumn. This scheme particularly increases the variety of wildflowers, improving conditions to support bees and other pollinators. Work in August will focus in the verges along both the northbound and southbound carriageways between junction 36 and junction 38.
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.
A585 Windy Harbour to Skippool improvement
Work to deliver a £150m new bypass and junction improvements is now underway. From August 18 to 21 the Highways Agency be working along the A585 Garstang New Road – at the Windy Harbour end of the project – and using stop/go boards between 9.30am and 3.30pm to manage traffic past the works.
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 is taking place until September. The work is focusing 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 road, lane or slip road closures and or temporary traffic signals will be used. Work along the A585 section has now been completed.