Info for Southport Motorists on North West Motorways

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Weekly summary of roadworks in the North West – Monday 1 to Sunday 7 October 2012

Please note: There may be heavy traffic around the M6 Junction 32 and M55 due to Blackpool Illuminations until Sunday 4 November


M6, Junction 21a Birchwood

Overnight work to resurface the exit slip roads at Junction 21a of the M6, which lead to the westbound side of the M62, is taking place until the end of November. The work is being carried out between 10pm and 5am and diversions will be in place when the slip roads are closed.

M60 Junctions 4 to 2 South Manchester

A major project is underway between Junctions 4 and 2 of the M60 and along the A34 to reduce congestion and improve safety. Various traffic restrictions are currently in place including daytime hard shoulder closures along the M60 anti-clockwise for 2 miles, and a 50mph speed limit through narrowed lanes. There will also be some overnight closures during the project, which will be in place from 9pm to 5am weekdays, and 9pm to 7am at weekends. The closures will affect:

M56 eastbound between Junctions 3 and 1 
M60 anticlockwise between Junctions 5 and 3
The entry slip road from the northbound A34 onto the anti-clockwise M60 at Junction 3
M60 Junction 3 anti-clockwise exit slip road onto the southbound A34
M60 Junction 3 clockwise exit slip road which merges with the anti-clockwise exit slip road before meeting the southbound A34
Work is expected to be completed by Thursday 15 November.

A66, Brougham Bridges

There are 24 hour lane closures in place for bridge maintenance work. The work is due to be completed by the end of October.

A66 Dubwath and Thornthwaite

There will be 24 hour lane closures with traffic signals while drainage works take place. The work is due to be completed on Tuesday 23 October.


M6 Junction 31

Drivers are warned of possible delays in the Fulwood area of Preston around the M6 Junction 31a as two extra lanes are added to the motorway slip road, which takes traffic from the motorway onto Bluebell Way. Traffic signals will also be added to the roundabout. The work is being carried out by the council on behalf of the Homes and Communities Agency.

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