Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Caton Road weekend closure announced for major reconstruction work under Motorway Bridge



A critical section of Caton Road (A683) will unavoidably have to close to allow major reconstruction and resurfacing to take place.

On the weekend of Friday 16th to Monday 19th January 2015, Costain, the contractors appointed to build the Heysham to M6 Link Road, will need to close off the section of Caton Road directly under the M6 motorway bridge for resurfacing works as part of the scheme.

Following liaison with the county council's highways team, Stagecoach, and the Police, engineers will close the road between the M6 sliproads north and south, located either side of the M6. Although diversion signs will be erected, its important drivers familiarise themselves with alternative routes, and plan ahead.

The road will close from 8.00pm on Friday 16th until 6.00am on Monday 19th January 2015. Engineers will work round the clock to completely re-construct the road surface which is long overdue.

Motorway traffic will be diverted to the next junction depending on the direction drivers wish to travel on the M6. For example; southbound traffic from Lancaster will need to go north to junction 35 and then turnaround, likewise northbound traffic from Caton will also need to head in the opposite direction initially before re-joining the M6 at junction 33. Northbound traffic from Lancaster and southbound traffic from Caton should use the sliproads as normal.

Non-motorway traffic such as tractors, scooters, and learner drivers must use Low Road and Halton Road from the Crook O’Lune. Lancaster traffic bound for Caton will need to use the A6, Halton Road and Low Road.


Journey
Instruction
Travelling from Lancaster to the north on the M6
Not affected – use sliproad as normal
Travelling from Lancaster to the south on the M6
Use the northbound entry to junction 35, exit and re-join M6 south.
Non-motorway traffic travelling from Lancaster to Caton
Take A6 north, turn right at Aldrens Lane after fuel station and follow diversion.
Travelling from Caton to the north on the M6
Use the southbound entry to junction 33, exit and re-join M6 north.
Travelling from Caton to the south on the M6
Not affected – use sliproad as normal
Non-motorway traffic travelling from Caton to Lancaster
Turn right onto Low Road
(Crook O’Lune) and follow diversion.
Travelling to Lancaster from the north on the M6
Exit M6 at junction 33
Follow diversion returning to junction 34 and take the northbound exit.
Travelling to Lancaster from the south on the M6
Not affected – use sliproad as normal
Travelling to Caton from the north on the M6
Not affected – use sliproad as normal
Travelling to Caton from the south on the M6
Exit M6 at junction 35
Follow diversion returning to junction 34 and take the southbound exit.

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