Press release

Smoother ride for M6 drivers around Carlisle

A £472,000 Highways England project to give drivers smoother journeys along the M6 around Carlisle will take place in July.

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Overnight work between Monday 4 and Sunday 17 July involves resurfacing lane 1 of the southbound carriageway around junction 44 and also carrying out drainage repairs.

Highways England project manager Peter Gee said:

This work will iron out any surface issues such as rutting from HGVs where tracks are worn into the road surface which is often an issue in lane 1. As well as repairing the drainage we’ll also be refreshing road markings and putting in new reflective road studs.

All of the work will be done between 8pm and 6am each night using hard shoulder, lane 1 and lane 2 closures. Lane 1 will continue to be closed during the day and a 50mph speed limit will also operate around the clock past the short section of road works.

The southbound entry slip road at junction 44 will also be closed for 1 or 2 nights with drivers asked to use the northbound M6 to join the southbound carriageway from the roundabout at junction 45.

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 24 June 2016