The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of January 10 but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
M6 Junction 31a to Junction 31
Work to upgrade the police observation platforms on the southbound carriageway is underway. Overnight lane closures and a 50mph speed limit will be in place between 8pm and 5am. The hard shoulder will be closed throughout the duration of these works.
M6 Junction 32/M55 Broughton Interchange
To be able to safely undertake multiple routine maintenance activities on the link roads between the M6 and M55 there will be 8pm to 6am overnight closures of the link roads for the next two weekends as follows:
• Saturday, February 1, M6 northbound to M55 closed
• Sunday. February 2, M6 southbound to M55 closed
• February 8 and 9 – M55 to northbound and southbound M6 link roads closed
Signed diversions in each case will be via junction 31.
M6 junctions 41 to 42
A £2.5m upgrade of the safety barrier along the M6 between Penrith and Carlisle started earlier this month. Narrow lanes and a reduced speed limit of 50mph will be in place throughout the work. The northbound carriageway will be closed between 10pm and 5am every Tuesday night with the southbound carriageway closed between 10pm and 5am every Wednesday night. Diversions will operate between the two junctions via the A6. Change in traffic management: lorries over two metres wide are now being confined to lane one of each carriageway past the roadworks. This is being enforced by Cumbria Police.
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. More information is available here: https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/council/strategies-policies-plans/roads-parking-and-travel/major-transport-schemes/preston-western-distributor/
A585 Norcross junction
Phase three of this major junction improvement has now started with the round-the-clock closure of Norcross Lane with no access to or from the junction from Norcross Lane until Friday 21 February. Some overnight closures of both the northern and southern sections of Fleetwood Road South are also continuing. The A585 Is open at all times but sometimes with temporary traffic lights will be in place overnight to guide road users past the roadworks at the junction roundabout. Full project details are available at https://highwaysengland.co.uk/projects/a585-norcross-roundabout/