Junction 34 exit to be closed for link road work

WORK: Exit  set to close due to  Heysham Link road works
WORK: Exit set to close due to Heysham Link road works

Drivers exiting the M6 at junction 34 in Lancaster are being advised of a road closure.

The Junction 34 southbound exit off the M6 will be closed from 6am on Saturday November 7 up to 8pm on Sunday November 8 to aid construction of the newly reconfigured Bulk Green junction.

During the closure traffic travelling south on the M6 wishing to use the junction 34 exit will be diverted to junction 33 exit at Galgate, the diversion will guide them to re-join the M6 north and return to junction 34, exiting the motorway via the northbound exit onto Caton Road (A683).

Diversion signs will be erected on the M6 prior to the junction on the southbound carriageway, its important drivers familiarise themselves with alternative routes, and plan their journeys ahead.

Drivers heading south on the M6 from Caton Road (A683) will not be affected.

“It’s important all drivers give themselves time on the approach to and at this junction, allowing time to read and understand the traffic management signage.” said community relations Officer, Tom Horton.

A temporary two-way set of traffic lights will also be set-up on Caton Road (A683) as part of the traffic management needed for the work over the weekend.

The single-lane running will be set up on Caton Road (A683), through the existing southbound sliproad junction.

The Lancashire County Council road project started in January of last year and is due to be completed by summer 2016. The improvements around junction 34 include the improved motorway slip roads and a 600-space park and ride site just off the junction and work on these is now underway.

Lancashire County Council has a dedicated website for the project including up to date schedules of roadworks. This is available at: www.lancashire.gov/heyshamlink.