Press release

Safer, smoother journeys for M6 drivers in Cumbria

£1.5 million resurfacing project to a section of the M6 to start next week.

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A £1.5 million Highways England project to resurface a section of the southbound M6 between Millness and Carnforth in Cumbria will get underway next week.

The 8 week project, along a 2 ½ mile section of carriageway near Burton Services between junction 36 and junction 35, will start on Monday (20 June) and involves resurfacing all 3 carriageways, installing added protection against bridge strikes, drainage repairs and installing new reflective road studs and refreshed road markings.

Highways England project manager Peter Gee said:

These are important, if routine, wear and tear repairs to ensure drivers can continue to enjoy safe and smooth journeys along this section of the M6. During the resurfacing we’ll be taking the opportunity to provide extra protection for bridges which will reduce the risk of collision damage which can lead to lane or full carriageway closures and delays to motorway users.

We’ll be doing all we can to minimise inconvenience to drivers by doing most of the work overnight.

Most of the work will done between 8pm and 6am each night but the hard shoulder and lane 1 will be closed around the clock throughout the project. There will also be occasional full carriageway closures with clearly signed diversions in place.

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 14 June 2016