Lancashire/Cumbria roadworks: Monday, December 7 to Sunday, December 13

The following summary of planned new and ongoing roadworks over the coming week is correct as of Friday, December 4 but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

Saturday, 5th December 2020, 12:30 pm
Roadworks are taking place on Lancashire's roads

M6 junction 36 (see also A590 entry below)

This project has now been completed.

M6 junction 37 to junction 44

From Monday (7 December), a short programme of work has started to install new road studs and refresh road markings along the M6 around several of its junctions. The work will involve closing single entry or exit slip road at a time with clearly-signed motorway diversions in place. The closures – at junctions 37 and 38 (northbound slip roads only), junction 40 (southbound slip roads only) and junction 44 (all slip roads) - will take place between 8pm and 6am with the exception of junctions 40 and 44 where the closures will start at 10pm.

M6 J39 – 41 Resurfacing Works

This work has now been completed.

M6 between junctions 42 and 43 – carriageway surfacing work

The final phase of this £2.1 million resurfacing project is now underway. The southbound entry slip road at junction 42 is due to be closed between 8pm and 6am tonight (Friday 4 December), next Friday (11 December), Wednesday 16 December and Thursday 17 December. A full 8pm to 6am overnight closure of the southbound carriageway at junction 42 is scheduled to take place on Thursday (10 December). A simple ‘up and over’ diversion will be in place allowing drivers to quickly re-join the motorway.

M55 junctions 1 to 3

Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit are now in place along a short stretch of the motorway where a new junction (junction 2) is being constructed as part of Lancashire County Council’s Preston Western Distributor road project.

A585 Windy Harbour to Skippool improvement

Work to deliver a £150 million new bypass and junction improvements is now underway. Information on traffic management likely to affect road users’ journeys will be included in this bulletin. There is no work planned for next week.

A585 Norcross junction

Short term roadworks to provide additional lining and signage are continuing with work focusing on the A585 from Monday (7 December). Most of the work will take place during the day but on Thursday and Friday (10 and 11 December) there will be 8pm to 5am overnight resurfacing.

A585 resurfacing M55 to Windy Harbour junctions

A month-long, £850,000 project to resurface and provide new road markings along sections of both the northbound and southbound carriageway for about 3½ miles between the M55 and Windy Harbour junction is continuing. Nightly full overnight carriageway closures – between 8pm and 6am - each night are now in place until mid-December. Clearly-signed diversions running between Poulton-le-Fylde, Blackpool, Little Plumpton and Wesham are in place. During the day, a 30mph speed limit is in operation. Traffic management is being coordinated with the A585 Windy Harbour to Skippool bypass project to avoid clashes on the A585 or any diversion routes using the local road network.

A590 Brettargh Holt to M6 resurfacing (see also M6 entry above)

This work has now been completed.