Press release

Northbound M6 closures for Broughton widening work

Overnight closures of the northbound M6 between junction 31 at Samlesbury and junction 32 at Broughton Interchange will be taking place from next weekend as part of the £7m pinch point widening project at the interchange with the M55 north of Preston.


Full closures of the northbound carriageway will be taking place overnight from 9pm or 10pm until 6am on Friday and or Saturday nights from next weekend and the following two weekends on the following dates:

  • Friday 11July from 10pm
  • Saturday 12 July from 9pm
  • Friday 18 July from 10pm
  • Saturday 19 July from 9pm
  • Saturday 26 July from 9pm

In each case the carriageway will re-open by 6am the following morning.

Drivers will be diverted off the motorway at junction 31 and sent along the westbound A59 and A5085 and then northbound A6 up to junction 1 of the M55 where they can join the eastbound M55 link road for the northbound M6.

The Highways Agency is widening the northbound carriageway of the M6 ahead of and through junction 32 at Broughton Interchange where the motorway meets the M55.

The project is one of 123 in the Government’s £317 million ‘pinch-point’ initiative – a two year programme of targeted works being delivered alongside larger schemes and routine maintenance and improvements along the strategic road network.

Drivers can check traffic conditions before setting out on journeys. The Highways Agency provides live traffic information via its website, local and national radio travel bulletins, electronic road signs and mobile platforms, such as the iPhone.

Providing they can do so safely, road users can also call the Highways Agency Information Line (0300 123 5000) to keep up to date with road conditions. Several Twitter feeds, giving information on ongoing incidents and congestion, are also provided by the Agency – including @HAtraffic_nwest.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000

Media enquiries

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

Published 4 July 2014