M6 and M65 roadworks set to cause Easter holiday delays for …
Drivers travelling on the county’s roads are set to see some delays as roadworks are carried out on various routes across the North West.
Parts of the M6 and M65 will be affected by ongoing work being carried out this week. These include safety barrier replacement on the M65 between Hyndburn and Burnley.
As always, motorists are advised to check routes before they travel and plan ahead to avoid delays. The latest up-to-date information has been provided by National Highways and we have complied a list of some of the works most likely to affect journeys this week.
Here are some roadworks to be aware of this week:
M6 junctions 39 and 40
Phase two replacing the centre reserve vehicle safety barrier on the M6 between Hackthorpe bridge and Tinklers Lane began on March 3 and is expected to finish on Friday April 21. Daytime works will commence between the hours of 8am and 5pm, and overnight between the hours of 8pm to 6am.
There may also be the need for some occasional weekend working should there be any unforeseen delays, such as those caused by bad weather.
M6 junction 17 to junction 15 to 16
Safety barrier upgrades to between junction 17 and junction 15 are continuing as the barrier here has reached the end of its serviceable life and now needs to be replaced. Traffic management will be installed and essential resurfacing works between junctions 15 and 17.
Works are expected to be completed by the end of June 2023 and carried out between Monday to Friday, with weekend closures booked as contingency due to . This will include a combination of daytime and night-time working.
M65 between junctions 7 and 10 – safety barrier replacement
The work junction 7 (Hyndburn Interchange) and 10 (Burnley Barracks Interchage) of the M65 involves replacing parts of the safety barrier in the central reservation, as the structure has reached its end of serviceable life. The scheme will ensure the safety of drivers over the long term by reducing the risk of vehicle crossover.
The repairs on the safety barrier started in October and are aimed to be finished by the end of May 2023. There are sections of temporary steel lane barriers and a 50mph speed limit throughout the scheme.
To reduce the disruption on motorists, work is being carried out overnight (9pm to 6am) when traffic levels are lowest.