Planned North West roadworks

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 15 December but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.


Revellers warned over railway station safety over Christmas period

Christmas revellers are being urged to "keep a clear head" on the rail network after shocking footage showed people stumbling on to tracks.
Picket line outside Preston

Virgin Trains' workers 'solidly supporting' pay strike

Workers on Virgin Trains West Coast are said to be "solidly supporting" a strike over pay.

Problems with ice are also being reported on the M65 between junctions 5 and 6.

Ice warning for Lancashire drivers

Drivers in Lancashire are being warned to lower their speed after icy conditions were reported across the region.

The busiest days are predicted to be December 20, 21 and 22

Fears of four hour delays on roads over Christmas

More than 20 million vehicles are expected on UK roads over the festive period resulting in delays of up to four hours, according to new analysis.
Union leaders are urging Sir Richard Branson to intervene

Branson urged to meet unions over Virgin West Coast pay row as strikes loom

Union leaders are urging Sir Richard Branson to intervene in a dispute over pay which is set to spark a series of strikes on Virgin Trains West Coast.

Researchers suggested that momentary distraction is a common contributor to road traffic deaths

Full moons can increase likelihood of fatal motor bike crashes

More fatal motorbike crashes take place on nights where there is a full moon, research has found.

The ticket office at Carnforth could be set to close.

Green light for Carnforth ticket office closure

Carnforth Station ticket office could close permanently after a £7m package of cuts was approved by Lancashire County Council’s cabinet.

Parents, who have set up the petition, (Ruth Woodhouse centre), outside St Peter's Cof E Primary School in Heysham.

Parents demand action at Heysham school junction

Scared parents who fear for their children’s lives on a school run are demanding action.

Lancashire Road Police shared a picture on social media of the Bay Gateway in Lancaster covered in ice. Police jokingly offered residents "free ice skating lessons".

Drivers warned over ice on roads as freezing temperatures hit Lancashire

Drivers have been urged to take extra care on the roads this morning after freezing temperatures across Lancashire led to widespread ice and frost, say police.

Lane remains closed after major lorry blaze on M6

Drivers are being warned of possible disruption on the M6 this morning after one lane remains closed following a major lorry fire.
Shhh. No mobiles of headphones

Future of quiet carriages on trains under scrutiny after passenger palaver

A train operator is considering scrapping its quiet carriages and is asking its passengers whether they want them to stay or go.
The ticket office at Carnforth Station could close if Lancashire County Council proposals go ahead. PA Photo: Owen Humpreys.

Closure threat to Carnforth ticket office

Proposals to close Carnforth Station ticket office has caused uproar among the community.

Passenger watchdog Transport Focus compared the news to "a chill wind" blowing down platforms

Rail passengers to be hit by hike in train fares

Rail passengers are to face more woes as plans to increase fares by the largest hike in five years have been revealed.

Almost 400 miles of roadworks will be lifted

400 miles of roadworks to be lifted to ease Christmas getaway

Almost 400 miles of roadworks will be lifted to ease journeys over Christmas.

Dashcam shows lorry driver 'falling asleep' before M6 motorway crash

Dramatic dashcam footage has emerged of a lorry driver apparently falling asleep at the wheel before smashing into a number of cars.

Police have launched their drink driving campaign

Police start push to catch drink and drug drivers over Christmas period

Police have launched a crackdown on drink and drug driving over the festive period.


Motorists urged to remain vigilant as survey reveals lane drifting dangers

One in nine (11%) vehicles on UK motorways drift out of their lanes, according to new research.

Lancaster Bridge will be closed for six months in the new year.

Public consultations over looming bridge closure

Lancashire County Council is holding a number of drop-in sessions next week for members of the public to ask questions about major repairs planned for Greyhound Bridge.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died in road collision.

Man dies after crash in Milnthorpe

A man has died following a crash near Milnthorpe on Tuesday (November 28).

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