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M6 roadworks: Preston drivers to see 16 weeks of resurfacing work

Posted on - 13th March, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Roads, Transport
The M6 near Bamber Bridge Pic: TheNikonLad

The M6 near Bamber Bridge Pic: TheNikonLad

Nine miles of roadworks on a stretch of the M6 to the south of Preston are to begin from Monday.

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Highways England has announced resurfacing work takes place between Junction 27 (Wigan) and Junction 29 (Preston South) in both directions.

A 50mph speed limit is being put in place while crews replace reflective work studs and paint new road markings, which will take 16 weeks.

The motorway is to remain open at all times, although some overnight lane closures are due to be put in place.

Highways England Project Manager Phil Deller said: “Drivers on the M6 will know this stretch needs resurfacing, and people will benefit from smoother and safety journeys as a result.

“We’ve designed this programme with no full carriageway closures, so drivers will reap the benefits without too much disruption.”

The bulk of the work on weekdays is due to take place between 9pm and 5am, and until 7am on weekends.

Some slip road closures will take place during the course of the roadworks.

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000 if they have any queries.

Will these resurfacing works affect you? Do you agree the stretch of motorway needs resurfacing? Let us know your views in the comments below

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