Weekend closure of M6 junction 34 southbound exit

WORK: Lane set to close due to  Heysham Link road works
WORK: Lane set to close due to Heysham Link road works

Drivers exiting the M6 from the north at junction 34 in Lancaster are being advised of an important phase of Lancashire County Council’s £124.5 million Heysham Link project.

A weekend closure of the junction 34 southbound exit off the M6 is required from 6am on Saturday October 24 up to 8pm on Sunday October 25 to aid of construction of the newly reconfigured Bulk Green junction.

During the closure traffic traveling south on the M6 wishing to use the junction 34 exit will be diverted to junction 33 exit at Galgate, the diversion will guide them to re-join the M6 north and return to junction 34, exiting the motorway via the northbound exit onto Caton Road (A683).

Diversion signs will be erected on the M6 prior to the junction on the southbound carriageway, its important drivers familiarise themselves with alternative routes, and plan their journeys ahead.

Engineers have adapted the works to keep the southbound entry open throughout the weekend, therefore drivers heading south on the M6 from Caton Road (A683) will not be affected. They will need to give themselves time at this junction and follow the traffic management signage.

A temporary two-way set of traffic lights will also be set-up on Caton Road (A683) as part of the traffic management needed for the work over the weekend. The single-lane running will be set up on Caton Road (A683), through the existing southbound sliproad junction.

The Lancashire County Council road project started in January of last year and is due to be completed by summer 2016. The improvements around junction 34 include the improved motorway slip roads and a 600-space park and ride site just off the junction and work on these is now underway.

Lancashire County Council has a dedicated website for the project including up to date schedules of roadworks. This is available at: www.lancashire.gov/Heyshamlink.