Press release

Overnight closures for M6 bridge repairs in Lancashire

Drivers using the M6 through Lancashire can expect to see bridge repairs at Barton over the next few weeks.

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A bridge which carries the M6 over Westfield Brook, between junction 32 of the motorway at Broughton and junction 33 at Galgate, is being repaired in a £50,000, 2 week project starting on Sunday (20 November).

Highways England project manager Mark Mosley said:

The work includes improving the bridge deck waterproofing and other measures to extend the life of this important structure. Work has been planned to minimise disruption to drivers’ journeys.

Full closures of both the northbound and southbound carriageways between junction 32 and junction 33 will take place between 8pm and 6am on nights at the start and end of the scheme as traffic management is installed and removed.

The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight on Sunday (20 November) and again on Friday 2 December. The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight on Monday (21 November) and again on Saturday 3 December. Diversions will operate via the M55 at Broughton and A6.

Lane 3 closures along both northbound and southbound carriageways will be needed at times.

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 16 November 2016