Overnight closures to begin on M6 junction 34 sliproads

J34 to be closed whilst work continues on the Heysham to M6 link road.
J34 to be closed whilst work continues on the Heysham to M6 link road.

Drivers using the southbound sliproads of junction 34 of the M6 in Lancaster are being advised of five consecutive overnight closures as part of ongoing works for the Heysham to M6 Link Road.

On the evenings of Monday April 20 (through to and including) Friday April 24, between 8pm and 6am the southbound exit and entry onto the M6 will need to close for the works.

Diversion signs will be erected on the M6 prior to the junction on the southbound carriageway.

Costain are urging drivers to familiarise themselves with alternative routes and plan their journeys ahead.

Andrew Langley, Costain project director, said: “A series of similar closures are going to be needed as we progress with the reconfiguration of junction 34, the traffic management is essential for schemes that tie-in to existing road networks.”

During the closure southbound traffic on the M6 will be diverted to junction 33 at Galgate, where drivers will be guided to re-join the M6 north and return to junction 34 via the northbound carriageway and exit.

Drivers wishing to join the southbound M6 at Caton Road will be diverted north on the M6 initially to junction 35 at Carnforth, where they will turn around and re-join the motorway returning south where they can continue their onward journey.

Andrew Langley said: “We are doing our best to combine work activities to maximise the progress within traffic management, especially closures.

“We ask drivers to pay attention to changes in road layouts and follow the signage.”

Drivers are urged to check travel conditions before setting out on journeys.