Press release

Smooth surface for M6 Burnley to Blackburn junctions

Drivers are to benefit from a new surface on a busy section of the M6, providing smoother and safer journeys in Lancashire.

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Work begins on 1 August to resurface 2 miles of carriageway between junction 29 (for Burnley) and junction 30 (for Blackburn). The work will cover 3 lanes in both directions.

Work on the northbound carriageway begins on 1 August 2016 for approximately 2 nights, The work on the southbound carriageway will also begin on 1 August and will take one week. Full closures will be in place between the hours of 9pm and 5am (7am at weekends) while work takes place.

Project Manager John Lyssejko said:

Regular drivers on the M6 in Lancashire will know this stretch needs resurfacing, and people will benefit from smoother and safer journeys as a result.

Local signed diversions will be 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 29 July 2016