Press release

Carlisle M6 slip road closed overnight for resurfacing

Work to resurface sections of the M6 near Carlisle will take place next week.

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Highways England is spending £50,000 on the southbound M6 around junction 44 to resurface sections of lane 1 and renew road studs and road markings.

Since part of the carriageway being resurfaced runs past the entry slip road, this will have to close overnight from 8pm on Wednesday (24 June) until 6am on Thursday (25 June). Drivers seeking to join the southbound M6 at junction 44 will need to join the northbound, travel up to junction 45 and use the junction roundabout there to join the southbound carriageway.

Highways England project manager Peter Gee said:

This small programme of repairs will help give motorway users safer and smoother journeys.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 19 June 2015