Roadworks expected on M6 Southbound for two weeks

Posted on - 6th August, 2018 - 10:39am | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Roads, Transport
The M6 southbound is seeing delays due to the lorry crash Pic: Google
The M6 southbound. Pic: Google

Roadworks being implemented on the M6 Southbound could be set to cause temporary traffic delays.


Junctions 31 – 30 near Preston will be affected by the roadworks which are expected to last for nearly two weeks.

Highways England are administering the roadworks from Monday 13 August and they will last ten days.

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The roadworks are being put in place while an observation platform is built.

The hard shoulder will remain shut throughout the period, and Lane 1 will be closed from 9.30am – 3pm each day.

A spokesperson for Highways England said:

“We’re providing a new observation platform on the southbound carriageway just south of the junction. This will help make the motorway safer by allowing police, DVSA and Highways England traffic officers a safe place to monitor vehicles and traffic conditions.

“The work will take place over ten days from Monday 13 August. The hard shoulder will be closed throughout the work and a lane 1 closure will be needed between 9.30am and 3pm each day to allow construction deliveries to the site.”

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