Weekly summary of roadworks in the North West – Monday 18 to Sunday 24 March 2013

To help people on holiday journeys, no roadworks will be in place over Easter between Thursday 28 March and Tuesday 2 April.


M6 Junction 40 Penrith

Hard shoulder and lane resurfacing will take place on the southbound carriageway of the M6 near Clifton Services, south of Penrith, from Monday 18 March. All work will take place overnight between 8pm and 6am and during this time there will be one or two lane closures, and intermittent closures of the Junction 40 entry sliproad with clearly signed diversions. A 50mph speed limit will be in place, and work is expected to be complete by Thursday 28 March.

M6 Junction 34 Lancaster

Bridge work begins overnight on Thursday 21 March on the M6 near Lancaster between 8pm and 6am. During these times there will be a 50mph speed restriction on both carriageways around Junction 34, as well as closures of the southbound entry slip road. There will be a clearly signed diversion in place via Junction 35. Work is expected to be complete by Thursday 28 March.

A590 Kendal

The westbound side of the A590 will be closed overnight between Junction 36 of the M6 and the roundabout connecting the road to the A591 at Brettargh Holt. Work is being carried out to improve drainage and safety, and the road will be closed between 8pm and 6am from Tuesday 19 until Thursday 28 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place, taking traffic on the A65, A6 and A591.

A41 Hooton

Overnight resurfacing work will be carried out on the A41 near Hooton in Merseyside between Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 27 March. The northbound side of the road, between its junctions with the B5133 Hooton Road and Junction 5 of the M53, will need to be closed overnight during some nights. Clearly signed diversions will be in place when the road is closed.


M6 Junction 38 Borrowbeck Viaduct

Lane closures are in place for routine bridge maintenance affecting the M6 near Junction 38 at Tebay. On the southbound carriageway, two lanes will be open to traffic during the day and one lane only overnight between 8pm and 6am. A temporary 50mph speed limit will be in place during the work, which will be completed by Thursday 21 March.

M6 Newton-le-Willows

Work is underway to upgrade safety barriers, repaint lines and replace cats’ eyes and markings between Junctions 22 and 23 of the M6. The majority of work will take place overnight between 10pm and 5am, and hard shoulder and lane closures will be in place. The project is due to finish during the first week in April.

M6 Junction 41 Penrith

Routine maintenance work including resurfacing and renewing reflective road studs and white lines is underway on the M6 northbound between Penrith and Southwaite Services. There will be daytime single lane closures and two lane closures overnight between 8pm and 6am.

M62 Junction 10 / M6 Junction 21a Croft Interchange

A project is taking place to improve the slip roads from the M62 onto the M6 by resurfacing the roads, and installing new lighting and safety barriers. All of the work is being carried out overnight, between 10pm and 5am during the week and until 7am on Saturday and Sunday mornings. The project is taking place in stages and is due to be completed by 28 March. Clearly signed diversions will be in place when slip roads are closed.

M602 Salford

A project is taking place to provide extra capacity for traffic heading into Salford and Manchester along the M602. Most of the work is being carried out overnight with some work on the hard shoulder during the daytime. There will be occasional night time lane closures and full eastbound carriageway closures to install traffic management cones. During these times, there will be a diversion from Junction 2 via the A57. The work is due to be complete by Sunday 21 April.

A590 Ulverston

A project of lighting and pavement improvements is taking place alongside the A590 from the Tank Square roundabout to a point just beyond Swan Street. The work is taking place between 9.30am and 3.30pm each weekday, and 8am and 6pm on Sundays. It is due to be finished by Wednesday 27 March.

A590 Newland to Levens

New road signs are being installed at on the A590 at Newland, Arrad Foot, Backbarrow, Newby Bridge, Canny Hill and Levens. The work is being carried out overnight, between 8pm and 6am, during week nights and during the day at weekends. It is due to be completed by Thursday 28 March.

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