North West Roadworks Update

February 10th, 2014

Roadworks redPlanned roadworks in the North West

 Weekly summary for Monday 10 – Sunday 16 February 2014




The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 7 February but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.

 M6 Junction 16 Crewe to Junction 19 Knutsford

Sections of the hard shoulder on the M6 between Crewe and Knutsford will be closed from Monday 10 February while drainage, structural and other surveys are carried out. Some lane closures will also been needed overnight, although the motorway will remain open at all times. The scheme is due to be completed by Friday 2 May.

 M6 Junction 33 Lancaster

Work is taking place to install four of the latest giant electronic message signs near Junction 33 of the M6. The signs will give drivers better warnings of incidents and other information about the motorway such as weather conditions. New CCTV cameras will also be mounted on the signs – allowing the Highways Agency to monitor and manage motorway incidents more effectively. The work should be completed by Friday 14 March. Lane one of the motorway is likely to be closed around the clock in both directions while the work takes place, and some overnight closures of lane two will also be necessary.

 M6 Junction 34 Lancaster

A project to resurface sections of the M6 around Junction 34 at Lancaster will begin on Monday 10 February, with road markings and reflective road studs also being replaced. Both the northbound and southbound carriageways will benefit from the work which is taking place between 8pm and 6am each night, and is due to be completed in early March. The motorway will remain open at all times, with some lane closures and a 50mph speed limit in place. The northbound exit slip road will be closed overnight on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 February, and the southbound entry slip road will close overnight on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 February.

 M6 Junction 35 Carnforth to 36 Kirkby Lonsdale

Resurfacing work is being carried out on a three-mile section of the northbound M6 near Burton Services until Tuesday 18 February. The carriageway will remain open at all times and the majority of the work is being done overnight, with some lane closures required. The Services will also remain open at all times and a 50mph speed limit will be in place.

M6 Junction 38 Tebay

A contraflow system is in place on the M6 near Junction 38 at Tebay as part of a major refurbishment of a motorway bridge which carries the M6 over the River Lune. Southbound traffic will be directed into lanes on the northbound carriageway while the bridge is closed for the repairs. Two lanes will run in each direction and a 40mph speed limit will be in place. The project is due to be completed by April 2014.

M6 Junction 39 Wigan

The northbound exit slip road at Junction 39 will be closed overnight for resurfacing work from Thursday 13 until Monday 17 February. The slip road will be shut between 8pm and 6am each night, and one lane will also remain closed during the day.

A590 / A5092 Greenodd

Work is taking place to build a new roundabout linking the A590 to the A5092 at Greenodd, with the aim of reducing congestion and improving safety. The project is due to be completed later this month.

A590 Dalton-in-Furness

There will be temporary traffic lights and lane closures on the A590 between the A595 Askam Road roundabout and the Park Road roundabout for drainage and refurbishment work. The scheme is due to be completed by the end of March.

A590 Newby Bridge

One lane will be closed for maintenance work on at the A590 at Newby Bridge, with temporary traffic lights, from 9.30am until 4.30pm. The work is taking place between Monday 10 February and Friday 7 March.

Further information:

Real-time traffic information for England’s motorways and other strategic roads is available:

–       From the web at or from a phone or mobile device at

–       By phone from the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000 at any time. (Calls to 03 numbers are charged at no more than a national call to an 01 or 02 number and are included in all discount schemes and call allowances. This applies to all landlines, mobiles and payphones. Call costs will vary depending on your landline or mobile supplier.) Make sure it’s safe and legal before you call. Before using any mobile, find a safe place to park. Never stop on the hard shoulder of a motorway except in an emergency.

–       On an iPhone app which will automatically select the region you are in. Free to download from the iTunes store or search for Highways Agency on your device.

–       From Twitter – there are eight feeds with live traffic information provided by region. For information on roads in the North West follow us at @HAtraffic_nwest or for the full index visit

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