28/11/14

Overnight closures to M6 northbound sliproads for Heysham M6 Link Road

On the evenings of Friday 28th and Saturday 29th November the northbound sliproads of the M6 motorway at junction 34 will be closed to facilitate essential works required for the Heysham to M6 Link Road.

The sliproads will be closed from 8pm until 6am the following morning on both Friday and Saturday evenings.

The standard diversions for sliproad closures on the motorway are to use the alternative sliproad (in this case southbound) and turnaround at junction 33 to head northbound. If you’re heading to junction 34 from the south continue to junction 35 and again return on the M6.

  • Northbound M6 Junction 34 EXIT DIVERSION

Continue on M6 to junction 35 exit, turnaround & return to junction 34 on the M6.

  • Northbound M6 Junction 34 ENTRY DIVERSION

Take the southbound entry onto the M6 to junction 33, turnaround & return northbound on the M6.

During the sliproad closure, workers will also increase the hard-shoulder closure to include lane one of the M6 carriageway through junction 34.

This will mean the M6 northbound will have two lanes of the carriageway available 2km either side of the northbound sliproads.

The work is weather dependent; engineers will postpone the sliproad closure should wind and rain be bad on the night itself.

Engineers originally planned to carry out a full closure of Caton Road under the existing M6 Bridge in order to resurface the carriageway. This has now been rescheduled to avoid disruptions to traffic on the run up to Christmas. The full closure for resurfacing will now take place in the new year.