The M6 near Penrith will be reduced to a single lane in each direction for approximately one and a half miles while bridge maintenance work is carried out. Work will take place between 8.00pm and 6.00am for four nights from Monday 25 June until Friday 29 June.
There will be overnight closures of the M53 northbound entry slip road at junction 4 from 8.00pm until 5.00am weekdays and 8.00pm until 7.00am at weekends from Tuesday 26 June until Monday 30 July for drainage works. A fully signed diversion will be in place via junction 5.
There will be overnight closures of the northbound entry slip road at junction 34 of the M6 for electrical work from Monday 25 June until Friday 29 June. Work will take place overnight between 9.00pm and 6.00am, and a clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 33.
There will be closures on the A590 between junction 36 of the M6 and the junction with the A591 at Brettagh Holt for carriageway resurfacing until Thursday 28 June. The westbound carriageway of the A590 will be closed from the M6 between 8.00pm and 6.00am on Monday 25 June and Tuesday 26 June. Fully signed diversions will be in place during these times.
A55 and M53 Cheshire
Drainage work on the A55 and M53 in Cheshire will be carried out for two weeks beginning on Monday 18 June. During this time there will be carriageway and slip road closures on both roads around Boughton Heath and Vicars Cross junctions between 10.00pm and 5.00am on weekdays and 10.00pm and 7.00am at weekends. Clearly signed diversions will be in place at all times. Work is expected to be completed by Friday 20 July.
A56 Appleby by-pass
There will be temporary day time traffic signals in place at the East end of the Appleby Bypass between 9.30am and 3.30pm from Sunday 17 June until Sunday 1 July while embankment works are carried out.
M62, St Helens
Weekend restrictions will be in place from Fridays to Mondays between 9pm and 6am while pavement resurfacing work is carried out. During this time, there will be a 50mph speed limit and carriageway closures with hard shoulder running from Jubits Lane to Bold Hall Lane, and from Burtonwood Road to Clock Face Road. Closures will also be in place at times from Ladies Walk footbridge to Bold Hall Lane footbridge. Work is scheduled to end on Monday 2 July.
M6 Junction 27, Standish
Work is taking place between Friday 15 June and Thursday 23 August when lane three in each direction will be closed around the clock. During this phase there will be narrowed lanes and a 50mph speed limit. The hard shoulder will be used as an additional running lane to ensure three lanes of carriageway are maintained in each direction. Installation and removal of traffic management at the beginning and end of the second phase of the work will require the northbound exit and southbound access slip roads to be closed overnight. Clearly-signed diversions will be in place during these times.
WORK BEING CARRIED OUT BY OTHER AGENCIES ON THE HIGHWAYS AGENCY NETWORK
There is a 30mph speed limit for all traffic on the A663 between Whitegate
Lane and Milton Drive until the end of August, while junction construction and improvement work is carried out.
WORK OFF THE HIGHWAYS AGENCY NETWORK WHICH MAY AFFECT HIGHWAYS AGENCY CUSTOMERS
M6, Junction 31
Drivers are warned of possible delays in the Fulwood area of Preston around the M6 Junction 31a as two extra lanes are added to the motorway slip road, which takes traffic from the motorway onto Bluebell Way. Traffic signals will also be added to the roundabout. The work is being carried out by the council on behalf of the Homes and Communities Agency.
Notes to Editors
1. The Highways Agency is an executive agency of the Department for Transport. We manage, maintain and improve England's motorways and trunk roads on behalf of the Secretary of State.
2. Note that some roadworks are weather-dependent and dates or times may change at short notice. See Note 4 for details of how to access real-time traffic information from the Highways Agency.
3. Changes to details of roadworks previously notified are in bold.
4. We plan maintenance and improvement projects carefully to allow works to be completed safely, in a cost effective way while keeping disruption to road users to a minimum. We do as much work as possible overnight and when roads are less busy in order to keep more lanes open for road users at peak travel times. Drivers are advised to check their route for roadworks and allow extra time for their journeys where needed. We have a variety of journey planning tools that road users can use to check travel conditions on the roads we manage, and we will do all we can to keep road users informed.
5. Real-time traffic information for England's motorways and major A roads is available:
- From the web at or if using a phone or mobile device.
Before using any mobile, find a safe place to park. Never stop on the hard shoulder of a motorway except in an emergency. Make sure it's safe and legal before you call.
- By phone from the Highways Agency 24-hour voice activated phone service on 08700 660 115. (Calls from BT residential landlines to 0870 numbers will cost no more than 8p per minute; call charges from other landlines and mobile networks may vary).
Safety at roadworks
The Highways Agency is working with the industry and road users to reduce the risks of working on the roads. For the safety of road workers and all road users, when you are approaching roadworks:
- Keep within the speed limit – it is there for your safety.
- Get into the correct lane in good time – don’t keep switching.
- Concentrate on the road ahead, not the roadworks.
- Be alert for works’ traffic leaving or entering roadworks.
- Keep a safe distance – there could be queues in front.
- Observe all signs – they are there to help you.
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