National Highways have released a new schedule on M6 33-32 roadworks

Posted on - 6th October, 2022 - 2:54pm | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Fulwood, Garstang, Preston News, Roads, Transport, Wyre News
M6 near Junction 32 Pic: Google
M6 near Junction 32 Pic: Google

The full weekend closures of the M6 between Junctions 33 and Junction 32 will no longer go ahead for the remainder of the project.


National Highways acted upon feedback, and have confirmed dates for a new schedule starting this Sunday.

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As said in a previous article, essential work is taking place to remove and replace the existing road surface and waterproofing system on the Whittingham Lane Bridge and Stewart’s Wood Bridge which carry the M6.

The new schedule of works will start on Sunday 9 October, and will require a series of coordinated overnight road closures and traffic management measures to ensure the motorway remains open during the daytime and a safe environment for both workers and road users.

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This will result in the following:

  • Overnight closure of the M6 Southbound on Sunday 9 October from 9pm to 5am to enable the installation of traffic management systems.
  • From Monday 10 October, for five weeks, the M6 Southbound (J33-32) will have permanent daytime closures (with speed restrictions) with two narrow lanes remaining open during the day. It’s estimated this measure will come to an end on Friday 11 November.
  • During the same period, overnight restrictions typically from 9pm to 5am will be in place throughout, which will result in the closure of the M6 Southbound carriageway (J33-32). A fully signed diversion route will be in place using the A6 from M6 J33 before re-joining the motorway network at M55 (J1).
  • Additional lane closures on the Northbound carriageway typically from 9pm to 5am will also be in place for the duration of these works.

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A spokesperson for National Highways said: “We estimate the work will be completed by on Friday 11 November.

“However, the dates above may need to be extended if affected by inclement weather.

“We apologise in advance for any disruption this causes and thank you for your patience while this essential work is completed.”


We will keep customers updated here and on our social media channels,

For the latest updates, customers are advised to check the National Highways Website, and on social media channels, National Highways North West on Facebook and @HighwaysNWest on Twitter.

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