Major Lancaster road to close as part of Heysham M6 works

M6 junction 34
M6 junction 34

A section of Caton Road will close next weekend as part of ongoing work to the Heysham M6 Link.

Roadbuilders Costain said that a critical section of Caton Road (A683) will “unavoidably have to close” to allow major reconstruction and resurfacing to take place.

Between Friday January 16 to and Monday January 19 2015, Costain will close off the section of Caton Road directly under the M6 motorway bridge.

Following liaison with the county council’s highways team, Stagecoach, and the police, engineers will close the road between the M6 sliproads north and south, located either side of the M6.

Although diversion signs will be erected, drivers are being advised to familiarise themselves with alternative routes, and plan ahead.

The road will close from 8pm on Friday until 6am on Monday.

Engineers will work round the clock to completely re-construct the road surface.

Motorway traffic will be diverted to the next junction depending on the direction drivers wish to travel on the M6.

For example; southbound traffic from Lancaster will need to go north to junction 35 and then turnaround, likewise northbound traffic from Caton will also need to head in the opposite direction initially before re-joining the M6 at junction 33.

Northbound traffic from Lancaster and southbound traffic from Caton should use the sliproads as normal.

Non-motorway traffic such as tractors, scooters, and learner drivers must use Low Road and Halton Road from the Crook O’Lune.

Lancaster traffic bound for Caton will need to use the A6, Halton Road and Low Road.