M6 sliproad closure announced

The Heysham Link road taking shape at Junction 34 of the M6 as taken from the air by the National Police Air Service Warton at the end of September 2014.
The Heysham Link road taking shape at Junction 34 of the M6 as taken from the air by the National Police Air Service Warton at the end of September 2014.

A sliproad on the M6 Southbound will be closed overnight tomorrow.

The exit sliproad at junction 34 Lancaster will be closed from 8pm-6am.

Engineers need to close the exit to undertake work they were unable to complete during last weekend’s work on Caton Road (A683) that is an important phase of Lancashire County Council’s £124.5m Heysham Link project.

Costain Construction Manager Richard Helme said: “Unfortunately we were unable to complete all of the work scheduled during last weekend’s closure (9-12 October).

“The accidents on the M6 led to our tarmac supply being held up in the congestion.

“We closely managed the situation on Sunday and altered our works so that the closure was removed before peak traffic on Monday morning.

“We appreciate the overnight closure on Thursday is short notice for commuters, however it’s essential for us to continue surfacing works on the improved Bulk Green junction which connects Caton Road to the southbound sliproads of the M6 at Junction 34.”

A temporary two-way set of traffic lights will be set-up on Caton Road (A683) as part of the traffic management needed for the work.

Engineers have adapted the works to keep the southbound entry open throughout the closure, so drivers heading south on the M6 from Caton Road (A683) will not be affected.

During the closure traffic travelling south on the M6 wishing to use the junction 34 exit will be diverted to junction 33 at Galgate where they will be diverted to re-join the M6 north and return to junction 34, exiting the motorway via the northbound exit instead.

“We ask that drivers give themselves time at this junction and follow the traffic management signage”. Richard Helme added.

Lancashire County Council has a dedicated website for the project including up to date schedules of roadworks.

To view the schedule see: www.lancashire.gov/Heyshamlink