Roadworks update for the North West: All major works from August 24 to August 30

Major roadworks are planned for across the region for the coming week

Major roadworks are planned across the region over the next week
Major roadworks are planned across the region over the next week

The following summary of planned new and ongoing roadworks over the coming week is correct as of August 21 but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

M6 small-scale works

The Highways Agency is carrying out small-scale works overnight to fill in potholes and improve the road surface of the M6 on August 21, along the northbound between junctions 34 and 35 with lanes two and three closed.

M6 bridge painting junction 34 to junction 35

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The Highways Agency is carrying out 9pm to 5am overnight maintenance, including re-painting, on two bridges – Lane Ends and Colewood footbridges - between junction 34 and junction 35 of the M6 in an eight week project which started on August 4. Both the northbound and southbound carriageways will be reduced to one lane including hard shoulder running in each direction at the location of each bridge during the overnight work. A 50mph speed limit will also be in place.

M6 junction 36 to junction 44

Several months of round-the-clock work as part of the £1.5m M6 Species Rich Grassland project to improve biodiversity along the motorway’s verges started last week - with occasional lane one closures along short stretches of the carriageway. Some slip road closures will be required in the autumn. This scheme particularly increases the variety of wildflowers, improving conditions to support bees and other pollinators. Work in August will focus in the verges along both the northbound and southbound carriageways between junction 36 and junction 38.

M55 junctions 1 to 3

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Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit are 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 £150m new bypass and junction improvements is now underway. Information on traffic management likely to affect road users’ journeys will be included in this bulletin. We’re working along different sections of the route next week – between 9.30am and 3.30pm each day – with stop/go boards being used where necessary to help drivers get past the works:

A585 Garstang New Road, Monday to Wednesday (August 24 to 26)

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A585 Skippool roundabout/Amounderness Way, Monday and Tuesday (August 24 and 25)

A586 Garstang Road East, Wednesday to Friday (August 26 to 28)

A585 Skippool roundabout and bridge – Wednesday Friday (August 26 to 28)

A590, A585 and M6 (Forton to Junction 34)

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A £1m rolling programme of overnight work to renew road markings and road studs along sections of the A590, A585 and M6 in Cumbria and Lancashire is taking place until September. The work is focusing on sections of the A590 between Dalton-in-Furness and Brettargh Holt Roundabout, the A585 between Eros Roundabout and Little Singleton and along the M6 between Forton and Lancaster. Some overnight road, lane or slip road closures and or temporary traffic signals will be used. Work along the A585 section has now been completed.