Info for Southport Motorists on NorthWest Motorways for Monday 3 – Sunday 9 February 2014

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Info for Southport Motorists on NorthWest Motorways for Monday 3 – Sunday 9 February 2014

 The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 31 January but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.

M6 Junction 33 Lancaster

Work is taking place to install four of the latest giant electronic message signs near Junction 33 of the M6. The signs will give drivers better warnings of incidents and other information about the motorway such as weather conditions. New CCTV cameras will also be mounted on the signs – allowing the Highways Agency to monitor and manage motorway incidents more effectively. The work should be completed by Friday 14 March. Lane one of the motorway is likely to be closed around the clock in both directions while the work takes place, and some overnight closures of lane two will also be necessary.

M6 Junction 35 Carnforth to 36 Kirkby Lonsdale

Resurfacing work will be carried out on a three-mile section of the northbound M6 near Burton Services from Tuesday 4 February until Tuesday 18 February. The carriageway will remain open at all times and the majority of the work is being done overnight, with some lane closures required. The Services will also remain open at all times and a 50mph speed limit will be in place.

M6 Junction 38 Tebay

A contraflow system is in place on the M6 near Junction 38 at Tebay as part of a major refurbishment of a motorway bridge which carries the M6 over the River Lune. Southbound traffic will be directed into lanes on the northbound carriageway while the bridge is closed for the repairs. Two lanes will run in each direction and a 40mph speed limit will be in place. The project is due to be completed by April 2014.

M55 Junction 1 Broughton

A section of the westbound M55 between Lower Bartle and Broughton will be reduced to two lanes as work gets underway to reconstruct the carriageway. Contractors will be working around the clock until Tuesday 4 February to repair lane one and the hard shoulder of the westbound carriageway, west of Broughton Roundabout at Junction 1 of the motorway. The middle lane will also be closed overnight, between 8pm and 8am.

A590 / A5092 Greenodd

Work is taking place to build a new roundabout linking the A590 to the A5092 at Greenodd, with the aim of reducing congestion and improving safety. A short section of the A5092 and the new roundabout will be closed for resurfacing from 6am on Saturday 1 February until 6am on Monday 3 February.  A signed diversion, suitable for all types of vehicles, will take drivers along the A590, A595 and then back onto the A5092. There will be also be a contraflow on the A590 with traffic lights at the temporary roundabout.  This means that westbound and eastbound traffic will need to travel through the roadworks in turns during this period.  The project is due to be completed in February 2014

A627(M) Junctions 2 to 1 Middleton

Overnight resurfacing work will be carried out on the A627(M) near Middleton from Wednesday 5 to Friday 7 February. The work will require the closure of the southbound side of the carriageway between 10pm and 5am each night, with a diversion in place. Road markings and reflective road studs will also be replaced.

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