Planned roadworks for North Lancashire & S.Lakes

September 18, 2020

The Highways Agency have updated us with a list of current and forthcoming road works:

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“Work has started - along the westbound carriageway - to totally reconstruct and resurface the A590 dual carriageway between junction 36 of the M6 and Brettargh Holt roundabout. Images show the current contraflow system in place along the eastbound A590 with a section of the westbound carriageway stripped to its base foundation and ready for reconstruction and resurfacing. This mile-long section  (top picture looking east towards the roundabout with the M6 and bottom picture looking west towards Brettargh Holt) will be open to drivers from Thursday (24 September) complete with new surface, road markings and road studs.”


A590 Brettargh Holt to M6 resurfacing (see also M6 entry above)

“A major, £7 million maintenance project to reconstruct and resurface the dual carriageway along the A590 between junction 36 of the M6 and Brettargh Holt roundabout started on Friday 4 September. A contraflow system is now in operation along the eastbound carriageway with the westbound carriageway.  The contraflow system will be reduced from Thursday morning (24 September) with drivers able to access part of the newly-reconstructed and resurfaced westbound carriageway before joining the contraflow arrangement on the eastbound carriageway. To allow the adjustment to take place there will be no access to the westbound A590 (including the contraflow lane) between 8pm and 6am on Wednesday (23 September). Full details – including diversions - are available on the project website at:



M6 bridge painting junction 34 to junction 35

“We’re carrying out 9pm to 5am overnight maintenance, including re-painting, on two bridges – Lane Ends and Colewood footbridges - between junction 34 and junction 35 of the M6 in an eight-week project which started on Tuesday 4 August. Both the northbound and southbound carriageways will be reduced to one lane including hard shoulder running in each direction at the location of each bridge during the overnight work.  A 50mph speed limit will also be in place.”


M6 junction 36 (see also A590 entry below)

“A £7 million maintenance project along the A590 between Brettargh Holt junction and the M6 at junction 36 includes improvements at the motorway roundabout itself (including resurfacing and installing new bridge joints).  The four-month project started on Friday 4 September and involves traffic management – including closures – at the roundabout at times. The southern roundabout bridge over the M6 is currently closed around the clock until 6am on Thursday (24 September). To help remove this closure the M6 northbound exit slip road will be closed between 8pm and 6am on Wednesday (23 September). Full details – including diversion routes - are available on the project website at: