Weekend M6 closures

Drivers using the M6 and M55 around Preston have been warned of overnight carriageway closures this weekend.

Friday, 29th August 2014, 11:57 am
Photo: David Hurst. Expect traffic delays on the M6 near Preston this weekend.

There will also be closures on Monday night as part of £7m pinch point widening improvements.

The Highways Agency is widening the northbound carriageway of the M6 ahead of and through junction 32 at Broughton Interchange where the motorway meets the M55.

Full carriageway closures of the northbound M6 between junction 31 and junction 32 as well as the southbound M6 within junction 32 will be taking place overnight on the following nights:

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Overnight tonight (Friday, August 29) from 10pm until 6am tomorrow (Saturday, August 30)

Tomorrow night (Saturday, August 30) from 9pm to 6am on Sunday (August 31)

Sunday night (August 31) from 9pm to 6am on Monday (September 1)

Monday night (September 1) from 9pm to 6am on Tuesday (September 2)

Clearly-signed diversions will be in place.

Drivers heading north along the M6 should leave at junction 31 and rejoin the motorway at junction 32 via the A59, A5085, A6 and eastbound M55.

Drivers heading south along the M6 will need to join the westbound M55 from junction 32 and use the roundabout with the A6 at junction 1 to join the eastbound M55 and the link road for the southbound M6.

The closures are needed to allow the installation of a ‘superspan’ gantry to carry signs across the widened carriageway.

The work has been planned with awareness of this weekend’s illuminations events in Blackpool.

No one leaving Blackpool after tonight’s events and those across the weekend will be directly affected by the carriageway closures or need to take any diversions - but traffic around Broughton roundabout at junction 1 of the M55 and on the eastbound M55 itself will be monitored tonight before the closures are effected.

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