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M6 Junction 34 southbound sliproad overnight closures

John Freeman

Drivers using the southbound sliproads of Junction 34 of the M6 in Lancaster next week are being advised of five consecutive overnight closures as part of ongoing works for the Heysham to M6 Link Road.

On the evenings of Monday 20th through to and including Friday 24th April, between 8.00pm and 6.00am the southbound exit and entry onto the M6 will need to close to enable works on the Heysham to M6 Link Road scheme.

Diversion signs will be erected on the M6 prior to the junction on the southbound carriageway, its important drivers familiarise themselves with alternative routes, and plan their journeys ahead.

Costain Project Director, Andrew Langley said “A series of similar closures are going to be needed as we progress with the reconfiguration of junction 34, the traffic management is essential for schemes that tie-in to existing road networks.

During the closure southbound traffic on the M6 will be diverted to junction 33 at Galgate, where they will be guided to re-join the M6 north and return to junction 34 via the northbound carriageway and exit.

Drivers wishing to join the southbound M6 at Caton Road will be diverted north on the M6 initially to junction 35 at Carnforth, where they will turn around and re-join the motorway returning south where they can continue their onward journey.

“We are doing our best to combine work activities to maximise the progress within traffic management, especially closures. We ask drivers to pay attention to changes in road layouts and follow the signage” Andrew Langley added.

• Drivers are urged to check travel conditions before setting out on journeys. The Highways Agency provides live traffic information via its website, local and national radio travel bulletins, electronic road signs and mobile platforms, such as the iPhone. Local Twitter services are also available at @HAtraffic_nwest, @Heysham_Link