13/10/15

M6 junction 34 southbound exit sliproad closed overnight 15 October 8pm – 6am

Drivers exiting the M6 southbound at junction 34 in Lancaster are being advised of an important phase of Lancashire County Council's £124.5 million Heysham Link project.

Following last weekend’s work on Caton Road (A683), engineers need to close the M6 southbound exit this Thursday evening (15th October) to undertake work they were unable to complete.

Costain Construction Manager Richard Helme said, “Unfortunately we were unable to complete all of the work scheduled during last weekend’s closure (9-12 October).  The accidents on the M6 led to our tarmac supply being held up in the congestion. We closely managed the situation on Sunday and altered our works so that the closure was removed before peak traffic on Monday morning.

We appreciate the overnight closure on Thursday 15th is short notice for commuters, however it’s essential for us to continue surfacing works on the improved Bulk Green junction which connects Caton Road to the southbound sliproads of the M6 at Junction 34.”

A temporary two-way set of traffic lights will be set-up on Caton Road (A683) as part of the traffic management needed for the work. Engineers have adapted the works to keep the southbound entry open throughout the closure, so drivers heading south on the M6 from Caton Road (A683) will not be affected.

During the closure traffic traveling south on the M6 wishing to use the junction 34 exit will be diverted to junction 33 at Galgate, where they will be diverted to re-join the M6 north and return to junction 34, exiting the motorway via the northbound exit instead.

“We ask that drivers give themselves time at this junction and follow the traffic management signage”. Richard Helme added.