M6 carriageway to benefit from urgent £2million resurfacing works

Drivers travelling north on the M6 from Lancashire can expect smoother journeys after a £2 million resurfacing scheme is completed.

All three lanes and the hard shoulder of the southbound carriageway around Killington Lake Services, Kendal - between junction 37 and junction 36 - will be resurfaced.

All three lanes and the hard shoulder of the M6 southbound carriageway between junctions 37 and 36 will be resurfaced

All three lanes and the hard shoulder of the M6 southbound carriageway between junctions 37 and 36 will be resurfaced

The scheme is part of a wider £3.6 million package of work along two miles of the carriageway, with drainage improvements and a new central reservation barrier already completed last summer.

The latest phase will start on Monday, July 15 and will last for approximately four weeks.

Preparations to install a contraflow system and average speed cameras will start next Monday (July 1).

Highways England project manager Nichola Capstick said: "This is vital maintenance to ensure we can keep motorway users safely and smoothly on the move.

"Using a contraflow system means we can do as much work as possible while keeping lanes open for drivers.

"This will enable us to speed up the work and minimise inconvenience to drivers. In this case it is also allowing us to do the work without a single overnight carriageway closure."

The contraflow system being used for four weeks from July 15 will allow two lanes of the southbound carriageway to remain open during the day with a single lane open between 10pm and 6am at night.

A 50mph speed limit will be in place during the resurfacing period for the safety of drivers and road workers.

The entry slip road at junction 37 and access to the southbound services will also be closed between 10pm and 6am during the four week period.

No work will be taking place on Sundays.

It is part of the Government’s £15 billion road investment strategy which has already seen large sections of the UK's motorway and major A road network being resurfaced.

According to Highways England, more than 4,000 lane miles of the network have been resurfaced since April 2015.