23/06/15

Kellet Lane to re-open as bridge work progresses onto Foundry Lane

Drivers using Foundry Lane to access Halton will have gradually noticed changes to the land near the bridge over the motorway as work continues to progress on the Heysham to M6 Link Road.

Monday 29 June marks a significant milestone in Costain’s progression as they will re-open Kellet Lane to traffic following completion of the new Carus Bridge.

With a deck spanning over 90 metres, Carus Bridge will carry Kellet Lane traffic over the newly created link road which will be situated some 11m below the new road surface on Kellet Lane.

To coincide with the re-opening of Kellet Lane engineers will close Foundry Lane for upto 12 months on Monday 29 June, as Costain engineers commence work to extend the existing bridge over the M6 to accommodate the new northbound sliproads underneath.

There will be no through route due to the removal of the existing bridge over the M6 from the junction of Four Lane’s end (Kellet Lane) to the mini-roundabout in Halton (Halton Road). The sign-posted diversion for the closure of Foundry Lane will send traffic south on Kellet Lane, turning left on Halton Road to Halton. The same route will be used in reverse for traffic from Halton Road.

Once closed, access to Foundry Lane will only be available to residents and businesses from one end of the closure depending on which side of the M6 they are located.

Costain Project Director Andrew Langley is quoted as saying;

“The entire deck of Foundry lane must be removed, which will unfortunately require a full motorway closure. We’re working hard with our partners to limit the closures required to off-peaks times”

“Commuters will need to be aware that when we close the M6 between junction 34 and 35, the diverted traffic will need to use the A6. We will give as much notice as possible once these dates are confirmed.”