Overnight Carriageway Closures For M6 Motorway Upgrade

Drivers using the M6 between Warrington and Wigan are being advised there’ll be some overnight carriageway closures over the next week as part of work to upgrade the motorway.

National Highways is adding an extra running lane along both the northbound and southbound M6 between junction 21a and junction 26, Croft and Orrell interchanges.

Traffic management within the roadworks between junction 23 at Haydock and junction 26 at Orrell is being adjusted this month.

To allow this to happen the northbound carriageway will be closed between junction 23 and junction 26 from 9pm to 6am each night tomorrow and Friday (10 and 11 February) and again on Monday (14 February).

The southbound carriageway will then be closed from junction 26 to juncion 23 between 9pm and 6am each night on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 15, 16 and 17 February.

A diversion for the closures will operate west of the M6 using the A580, A570 and M58.

The overnight carriageway closures will be followed by some 9pm to 6am  lane and slip road closures on the following dates:

  • Friday 18 February (southbound M6 at junction 26 with lane and entry and exit slip road closures);
  • Sunday 20 February (northbound M6 at junction 26 with lane and exit and entry slip road closures);
  • Tuesday and Wednesday 22 and 23 February (southbound entry slip road and lane closures at junction 25);
  • Thursday and Friday 24 and 25 February (southbound exit slip road closure and lane closures at junction 24).

More information about the project is available from a dedicated webpage.

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