New closure of Halton Road postponed

Work continues on the Heysham M6 Link Road
Work continues on the Heysham M6 Link Road

Traffic is now able to access Halton via Halton Road after a full closure was postponed.

The road, which has been closed for a number of months already, was due to be closed again between Green Lane and 2 Woodlands Road from Monday for five weeks to allow the building of a new culvert, but Heysham M6 Link Road builders Costain have postponed the closure.

Costain said: “As some drivers will have noticed the full closure was reduced on Tuesday June 10 to a single lane closure, controlled under traffic lights. “This reduction was down to the site team discovering a BT line that was closer to the line of the new 1200mm culvert than originally anticipated.

“Although we carry out extensive investigation works to locate services prior to working, it’s only when we actually dig up the road that the true location can be known.

“We now need further liaison with BT to discuss moving this line away from the working area of the new culvert.

“Unfortunately it takes time to arrange this work, and for the engineers to make the necessary amendments to the design of both the new culvert and services such as the BT line.

“In an attempt to reduce disruption and not have roads fully closed unnecessarily, we took the decision to reduce the full closure on this section of Halton Road to a single lane closure controlled under lights, allowing traffic through until we can confirm a new date for the full closure.

“We’ll write to residents in the area again when a new date for the closure is confirmed.”