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M6 southbound will shut at Junction 33-32 for repairs over two nights

Posted on - 20th August, 2018 - 2:25pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Roads, Transport
The scene on the M6 where the lorry has struck a bridge Pic: North West Motorway Police
The scene on the M6 where the lorry has struck a bridge Pic: North West Motorway Police

Part of the M6 motorway near Preston will shut for two nights this week for necessary repair work.

Following a lorry strike on Thursday (26 July) which led to a 24-hour full closure of the motorway, the M6 southbound will close again from Junctions 33 – 32.

Taking place from 8pm – 6am on Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 August, Highways England will be relocating the temporary support that was put in place.

Read more: Swan causes traffic on M6 southbound near Preston

This work should allow them to reopen lane one of the motorway.

It is expected that the work will be completed by 6am on Thursday 23 August.

The lorry being removed on the M6 Pic: Highways England
The lorry being removed on the M6 Pic: Highways England

Highways England North West wrote on Twitter: “#M6 southbound Js 33 to 32. 8pm to 6am closures tomorrow and Weds nights. After the bridge strike last month we’ve been working to relocate the temporary support – allowing us to reopen lane 1. This should be completed by 6am on Thurs. Thanks for your patience.”

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