Roadworks update for the North West: All major works from November 16 to November 22

Round up of all of the major roadworks taking place across the region this week

Major roadworks are underway across the region
Major roadworks are underway across the region

The following summary of planned new and ongoing roadworks over the coming week is correct as of November 13 but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

M6 junction 32 to junction 33 Ducketts and Keepers footbridges

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Overnight – 9pm to 6am – maintenance work in the hard shoulder under both bridges begins on November 16. For safety reasons lanes one and two will be closed when works are being undertaken in a carriageway. Work will be completed on November 22.

The £150m Windy Harbour to Skippool bypass project

M6 junction 32 to junction 38

The Highways Agency is working overnight in the verges along the northbound M6 until November 18. Short sections of lane one will be closed overnight while we do this routine maintenance. The closures are not expected to cause any delays to drivers’ journeys

M6 junction 33 to junction 34

Overnight work to renew road markings is taking place between the two junctions until November 18. Some overnight lane or slip road closures and will be required.

The £150m Windy Harbour to Skippool bypass project

M55 junction 1 to junction 3

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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 £150m new bypass and junction improvements is now underway. Next week’s work will be taking place on November 16 during the daytime at Lodge Lane/Barnfield Manor junction with temporary traffic lights in place.

A585 Norcross junction

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Short-term road works will commence on November 16 at night at Norcross roundabout. The duration of the work is estimated at three weeks an includes installing additional lining and signage. The A585 will remain open at all times but sometimes temporary traffic signals will be in place.

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 three and a half miles between the M55 and Windy Harbour junction will start on November 16 with temporary traffic lights in place – between 8pm and 6am – for five nights.

From November 21 there will be nightly full overnight carriageway closures – between 8pm and 6am - each night and with clearly-signed diversions running between Poulton-le-Fylde, Blackpool, Little Plumpton and Wesham. During the day, a 30 mph speed limit will be in place. 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.