Roadworks To Be Lifted On M6 Near Penrith After Resurfacing Work

Work is being carried out on the M6 near Penrith this month that will pave the way for the removal of roadworks and speed restrictions.

The traffic management has been in place between junctions 39 and 40, which has seen 2.5 miles of the M6 operating with two narrow lanes in both directions and a 40mph speed limit.

It was introduced earlier this year to support the repair of Lowther Bridge, however that scheme has been paused to allow for the completion of surveys which will help National Highways further understand and mitigate the environmental impact of the essential maintenance.

Work on the project is due to restart next year once the surveys and scheme designs have been reviewed. The repairs will prolong the life of the structure by replacing the bridge’s expansion joints, waterproofing the bridge decks and improving the drainage.

The roadworks and speed restrictions will be lifted on the northbound carriageway before 6am on Friday 22 September, and southbound before 6am on Sunday 24 September.

Before then, engineers will carry out resurfacing work and install a temporary central barrier. This requires overnight closures of the M6 northbound carriageway between junctions 39 and 40 on 20 and 21 September, and the southbound carriageway on 22 and 23 September.

The closures run from 8pm to 6am, and the A6 will be the signposted diversion route.

Live traffic information is always available at www.trafficengland.com or from National Highways’ 24-7 customer contact centre at 0300 123 5000.

Updates will also be posted to X (Formerly known as Twitter) @HighwaysNWest and Facebook – National Highways: North-West.

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