Safety Barrier Work Starts Along M6 Near Penrith

A £1.7 million National Highways project to replace the central reservation safety barrier along the M6 south of Penrith in Cumbria started on Friday (11 November).
The steel safety barrier along a two-mile section south of junction 40 – between Hackthorpe bridge and Tinkler’s Lane bridge – is being totally replaced in two phases.


National Highways project manager Mark Mosley said:
“To speed up delivery of this important safety project we’ll be working around the clock with lane closures in place past the roadworks. We are not expecting any issues with congestion.
The current phase of work is due to be completed on Saturday 19 December before the Christmas and New Year holiday period. The project will then resume in the spring with the second phase taking place between Friday 3 March and Friday 21 April with a break over the Easter holiday.
Two lanes will be open to drivers in both the southbound and northbound carriageways during the roadworks with the hard shoulder being used on the southbound carriageway and free recovery in place.
More information about the project is available at www.nationalhighways.co.uk/our-roads/north-west/

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