Info for Southport Motorists on North West Motorways Mon 3 Dec to Sun 9 Dec 2012

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A590 Park Road to Elliscales Roundabout

Daytime lane closures will be in place for filter drain renewal from 09.00am until 3.30pm. The works will be complete by Saturday 8 December.

M6 Junction 31a Northbound exit slip

There will be night time full closures of the M6 Junction 31a slip road for improvement and signalisation works. The closure will be in place for two nights from 8.00pm to 6.00am on Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th December.


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 due to be completed by mid-December.

M55 Broughton

Maintenance work is taking place to bridges along the M55 at Broughton in Lancashire, near the interchange with the M6. The project will require some overnight closures of the motorway, and is due to be completed by Sunday 9 December. The work will be carried out between 9pm and 6am, but there will be no work at all on Friday or Sunday nights.

A590 Dalton-in-Furness to Ulverston

Work is taking place to reduce the risk of flooding along a three-mile section of the A590 between Dalton-in-Furness and Ulverston. Some of the work will require lane closures along short sections with temporary traffic lights in place to guide motorists through the roadworks. The project is due to be completed by 20 December

A590 Newby Bridge to Backbarrow

A project is taking place to fit netting to the rockface next to the westbound side of the A590. The work is being carried out during off-peak times from 9.30am to 3.30pm, and from 8pm to 6am, and requires the closure of the inside lane along a half-mile section of the dual carriageway. It should be completed by mid December.

A66 Sandford to Warcop

There are 24 hour lane closures in place with temporary traffic lights while maintenance work is carried out. The work is due to be completed by 17 December.


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 and is due to be completed by 19 January 2013.

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