The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 24 January 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 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 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.
M55 Junction 1 Broughton
A section of the westbound M55 between Lower Bartle and Broughton will be reduced to two lanes as work gets underway to reconstruct the carriageway. Contractors will be working around the clock from Monday 20 January until Tuesday 4 February to repair lane one and the hard shoulder of the westbound carriageway, west of Broughton Roundabout at Junction 1 of the motorway. The middle lane will also be closed overnight, between 8pm and 8am.
M60 Junction 24 Denton
A major project is taking place to boost safety and reduce congestion at Junction 24 of the M60 at the Denton Island roundabout where the motorway meets the M67 and the A57. The first phase of the project is due to be completed by February, with a second phase due to start in April. All of the work during the first phase will take place overnight, and involve lane closures and speed limit reductions on the slip roads and roundabout. At times, full slip road closures will be needed overnight with clearly-signed diversions in place. The whole project is due to be completed by July 2014.
M62 Junction 11 Birchwood to Junction 12 Eccles Interchange
Work is taking place to resurface and replace road markings and studs on all lanes of the M62 in both directions from junction 11 to 12. There will be a series of overnight lane closures running Fridays to Mondays from 10pm to 5am, with single lane running and a 50mph speed restriction. Between 5am and 10pm on Mondays all lanes will be kept open, and there will be daytime single lane closures on Saturdays and Sundays. Work will be completed in January 2014.
A66 Keswick and Appleby
Work is being carried out to resurface a two-mile section of the A66 near Appleby and should be completed by Sunday 2 February. The work is taking place between 8pm and 6am, and between 9.30am and 3.30pm. Temporary traffic lights and a reduced speed limit will be in place.
A project is underway to improve drainage on a mile-long section of the A590 near Dalton-in-Furness. Most of the work will be carried out using narrowed lanes, with temporary traffic lights in place between 9.30am and 3.30pm. There will also be a 40mph speed limit and laybys will be closed. The project is due to be completed by Sunday 26 January.
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. A short section of the A5092 and the new roundabout will be closed for resurfacing from 6.00am Saturday 1 February until 6.00am Monday 3 February. A signed diversion route, suitable for all types of vehicles, will take drivers along the A590, A595 and then back onto the A5092. There will be also be contraflow on the A590 with traffic lights at the temporary roundabout. This means that westbound and eastbound traffic will need travel through the roadworks in turns during this period. The project is due to be completed in February 2014.