Motorway roadworks will see lane closures

Drivers have been warned about a series of roadworks scheduled across Lancashire's motorway network in the coming weeks.

Sunday, 30th July 2017, 11:16 am
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:44 pm
The works will mean both lane and full carriageway closures
The works will mean both lane and full carriageway closures

Work on a four-month project to repair the carriageway on the Gathurst Viaduct section of the M6, between junctions 26 (Orrell) and 27 (Standish) will start on Friday, August 4.

Highways England said: "Overnight, occasional full carriageway and frequent lane closures will be needed. The hard shoulders will be used to keep three lanes running in each direction during the day."

Elsewhere, a section of the M61 between junction 8 (Chorley) and junction 30 of the M6 will see works to replace road studs and repaint road markings on the M61 carriageway.

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One carriageway will be closed each night, between 8pm and 5am, with clearly-signed diversions in place. The scheme is due to be completed by early August.

On the M65, between junction 1a to junction 3 (Bamber Bridge to Blackburn) a project is taking place to repaint road markings along both carriageways. There will be overnight carriageway closures between the junctions, with clearly-signed diversions in place, from 9pm until 5am each night (until 7am at weekends).