Lancashire and Cumbria roadworks: These are the main roads and motorways to avoid this weekend

Highways England has released the latest details on all roadworks taking place next week.

Friday, 11th June 2021, 3:03 pm
Motorway roadworks are planned for this weekend

All roadworks listed are taking place along some of the regions major roads and motorways from Monday, June 14 to Sunday, June 20, 2021.

While the latest details are correct as of Friday, June 11, 2021, weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances could result in changes to the current schedule.

Drivers looking for roadworks information (such as overnight carriageway closures) for individual schemes should now visit www.trafficengland.com.

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Work to install a new support for the bridge in the verge alongside the southbound is underway. The work will take around 14 weeks and involves a 50mph speed limit - backed by average speed cameras - through the roadworks zone.
Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit are in place along a short stretch of the motorway where a new junction (junction 2) is being constructed as part of Lancashire County Council’s Preston Western Distributor road project. More information is available here: https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/council/strategies-policies-plans/roads-parking-and-travel/major-transport-schemes/preston-western-distributor/
Work to deliver a £150m bypass and junction improvements is underway. The first major construction phase for the project is underway. Narrow lanes and a speed reduction will be in place. Work has also started away from the A585 to construct the new Poulton junction which will form part of the new bypass. Anyone interested in the project can visit the project webpage at https://highwaysengland.co.uk/projects/a585-windy-harbour-to-skippool/
A seven-month project of bridge repairs and resurfacing started in April. Work to re-waterproof the bridge deck over an underpass at the eastern end of the bypass was completed on Wednesday, May 19. The project will resume on Saturday (June 12) with a start on the carriageway reconstruction and resurfacing. During the daytime a lane in each direction will remain open, with a 40mph speed limit in place. Convoy working - along short stretches of the road and where drivers are stopped briefly before being led past the roadworks - will be in place overnight, between 7pm and 6am from Sunday to Friday each week. A small number of slip roads will need to be closed overnight occasionally with signed diversions in place.
Highway England is resurfacing the link road from the eastbound M55 onto the southbound M6 in a £550,000 overnight roadworks project starting on Monday (June 7). The repairs will include resurfacing and replacing the road markings and road studs. It should be completed by Saturday, June 19. The work will be taking place between 8pm and 6am each night and the link road will be closed during these times. Drivers will need to join the northbound M6 instead, travelling up to junction 33 and joining the southbound M6 from there. Overnight on Tuesday, June 15 the eastbound link road to both the northbound and southbound M6 will be closed. Drivers will need to use the northbound A6 from junction 1 of the M55 and join the northbound or southbound M6 at junction 33. A 50mph speed limit will be in place around the clock during the work with a short section reduced to 30mph for safety reasons.
A £700,000 overnight - 8pm to 6am - project to resurface sections of the motorway around junction 4 will be taking place between Tuesday, June 22 and Wednesday, July 7. The repairs will include resurfacing and replacing the road markings and road studs along each of the slip roads at junction 4, a section of the eastbound carriageway and the westbound hard shoulder. The following overnight closures are scheduled | Tuesday, June 22: westbound exit and eastbound entry slip roads | Wednesday and Thursday, June 23 and 24: eastbound carriageway and entry slip road closed - drivers will need to take a signed diversion route to join the M55 at junction 1 | Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, June 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29: eastbound entry slip road closed | Wednesday, June 30 to Tuesday, July 6 (inclusive) nightly closures of the westbound exit slip road with signed local diversions in place.
In a £1m project starting on Saturday, June 26 and lasting nine weeks (due for completion by Thursday 26 August), Highways England are modernising the central reservation safety barrier along a two mile section of the motorway between Southwaite and Intack bridge. Lane three will be closed in both directions while the work is taking place. The hard shoulder will be used as a running lane overnight when traffic management is installed and removed. A 50mph speed limit will be in place past the roadworks and lorries will be banned from using lane two.
From Monday, June 21 Highways England will be refreshing road markings and installing new road studs along the A585 Amounderness Way and Dock Street in Fleetwood - between the junctions with West Drive and Adelaide Street. This is a £350,000 project which will completed by Wednesday, July 14. All the work will be done overnight between 8pm and 6am. Short sections of the route will be closed each night with localised signed diversion routes in place.