Weekend road closure in Lancaster: What you need to know

Picture by Julian Brown for the LEP 01/06/15''Carus bridge (Kellet Lane)''Views of the latest work on the Heysham to M6 link
Picture by Julian Brown for the LEP 01/06/15''Carus bridge (Kellet Lane)''Views of the latest work on the Heysham to M6 link
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Slyne Road in Lancaster will close this weekend to enable drainage works to take place as part of the Heysham M6 Link Road project.

Road builders Costain will close Lancaster Road (A6) between Throstle Grove (The Keys) and Green Lane (Beaumont College) from midnight on Friday (June 5) to 6am on Monday (June 8).

Picture by Julian Brown for the LEP 01/06/15''Lancaster Road (A6) bridge''Views of the latest work on the Heysham to M6 link

Picture by Julian Brown for the LEP 01/06/15''Lancaster Road (A6) bridge''Views of the latest work on the Heysham to M6 link

Costain’s Project Director, Andrew Langley, said: “Works are expected to be completed earlier than Monday morning but the paving material requires time to gain strength prior to opening, the carriageway will be re-opened as soon as it is available. Access to The Keys public house and residences will be available at all times.”

Diversion signs will be in place but drivers are being urged to familiarise themselves with alternative routes, and plan their journeys ahead.

The sign-posted diversion, which needs to accommodate fheavy good vehicles, will be: Traffic heading north from Lancaster will be diverted from Greyhound Bridge over the River Lune(A683), passing under Carlisle Railway Bridge on Morecambe Road, then onto Broadway via the Shrimp roundabout, before turning right onto A5105 (Marine Road East/Coastal Road) re-joining the A6 at Bolton-Le-Sands.

Traffic heading to Lancaster from Bolton-le-Sands will be diverted at the A6 junction with Coastal Road, and sent along A5105 (Coastal Road/ Marine Road East), left onto Broadway, then onto Morecambe Road (A683) heading to Lancaster before re-joining the A6 near Our Lady’s Catholic High School. Pedestrian access will be available throughout the closure on sign-posted walkways, however cyclists must dismount.

Picture by Julian Brown for the LEP 01/06/15''Lancaster Road (A6) bridge''Views of the latest work on the Heysham to M6 link

Picture by Julian Brown for the LEP 01/06/15''Lancaster Road (A6) bridge''Views of the latest work on the Heysham to M6 link

Mr Langley added: “To help minimise the closures, we have aligned all the road crossings required and planned to do them in this full closure of the A6. We thank people for their patience whilst we carry out these works.”