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Major Congestion on the A65 and M6


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Major congestion on the A65 South-east bound between Kirkby Lonsdale and Long Preston, also M6 and A6 southbound between Lancaster North (J34) and Preston.
It will be like this for the next three weekends: bridge repairs on the M6
M6 Whittingham Lane Bridge and Stewart’s Wood Bridge
Friday 16 September- Monday 19 September
Friday 23 September- Monday 26 September
Friday 30 September- Monday 03 October
Traffic was stationary on the A65 approaching Ingleton, also queuing traffic on the A683 into Caton, waiting to turn right onto Quernmore Road.



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Update: After being flooded with complaints from angry drivers, the agency has vowed to rethink how it deals with future closures, and confirmed it has suspended plans for a second closure this upcoming weekend (Friday, September 16 – Monday, September 19)



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Another update: some overnight closures (9pm to 5am) and some lane closures.

It's complicated, best to check the website for the day you might be travelling. Remember that traffic on the A65 and through Lancaster might be heavier than usual

(M6 Whittingham Lane Bridge and Stewart’s Wood Bridge junctions 32 & 33)

(but that doesn't match the closures in the 1st National Highways link)


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Any news for weekend starting Friday 30th Sept?
The Road Closure Report web site neither goes that far ahead nor has even caught up with this weekend's closures as announced on the N.W. maint' schemes site.
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Update for this weekend (October 1) and the following 3 weeks. J33 Is North Lancaster, where the M6 meets the A683 from Kirkby Lonsdale and Ingleton.

The new schedule of works will be carried out using lane closures for four weeks starting on Sunday October 2, which will ensure the motorway remains open during the daytime.

*Overnight closure of the M6 southbound on Saturday October 1 (9pm-5am) to enable the installation of traffic management systems.

*From Sunday October 2, for four weeks, the M6 southbound (J33-32) will have permanent daytime lane closures (with speed restrictions) with two narrow lanes remaining open during the day.

*During the same period, overnight restrictions (typically 9pm to 5am) will be in place throughout, which will result in the closure of the M6 southbound carriageway (J33-32).

*A fully signed diversion route will be in place using the A6 from M6 J33 before rejoining the motorway network at
M55 (J1).

*Additional lane closures on the northbound carriageway (typically 9pm-5am) will also be in place for the duration of these works.

The works will require four weeks for completion. However, these may need to be extended if affected by inclement weather.