Lancaster M6 junction to close for works

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The northbound sliproads at junction 34 of the M6 will be closed overnight this weekend.

The closures, between 8pm and 6am overning on Friday November 28 and Saturday November 29, will allow essential works for the Heysham to M6 Link Road to be carried out.

The standard diversions for sliproad closures on the motorway are to use the alternative sliproad (in this case southbound) and turnaround at junction 33 to head northbound.

Anyone heading to junction 34 from the south should continue to junction 35 and again return on the M6.

During the sliproad closure, workers will also increase the hard-shoulder closure to include lane one of the M6 carriageway through junction 34.

This will mean the M6 northbound will have two lanes of the carriageway available, 2km either side of the northbound sliproads.

The work is weather dependent; engineers will postpone the sliproad closure should wind and rain be bad on the night itself.

Engineers originally planned to carry out a full closure of Caton Road under the existing M6 Bridge in order to resurface the carriageway.

This has now been rescheduled to avoid disruptions to traffic in the run up to Christmas. The full closure for resurfacing will now take place in the new year.