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Motorway Work news for Lancaster area

John Freeman
Works on the M6 motorways will travel plans for some time, the Highways Agency has warned.

Locally, daytime investigation work is being carried out on the A683 Caton Road between the M6 north and southbound slip roads at junction 34. Work will take place between 9.30am and 3.30pm from Monday 13th to Friday 17th February.

M6 Garstang to Carlisle: There will be overnight lane and hard shoulder closures along the M6 from Garstang in Lancashire to Carlisle in Cumbria until Saturday 3rd March while routine bridge inspections are carried out.

The work is taking place at Barton Old Hall, Anyone Lane, Lawtland House, Bousfield, Catterlen Interchange and Monks Lane bridges. Traffic management will be in place for two nights only at each bridge between 9pm and 6am, and will run for approximately half a mile.

M6 Junction 40, Penrith: Work is underway to renew traffic signal equipment on the roundabout at Junction 40 of the M6 at Penrith. There will be night time lane closures from 8pm to 6am, and the work is expected to be completed on Sunday 19th February.

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- From the web at or if using a phone or mobile device.

Before using any mobile, find a safe place to park. Never stop on the hard shoulder of a motorway except in an emergency. Make sure it's safe and legal before you call.

• By phone from the Highways Agency 24-hour voice activated phone service on 08700 660 115. (Calls from BT residential landlines to 0870 numbers will cost no more than 8p per minute; call charges from other landlines and mobile networks may vary).