A NUMBER of scheduled roadworks are set to take place this month on the M6, resulting in closures.

National Highways has released the latest dates for overnight M6 closures as it works to complete the Warrington to Wigan ‘upgrade’.

The work is adding extra emergency areas, new technology and a lane in each direction to the motorway between junctions 21a for Croft and 26 for Orrell.

It is also resurfacing all four lanes of the carriageway across sections of the route between those junctions.

Due to the size of the equipment required for the resurfacing there will be a series of 9pm to 6am overnight carriageway closures over the next three weeks.

Details of these are as follows:

  • M6 southbound between junctions 22 and 21a – overnight closure on Tuesday, June 18
  • M6 northbound between junctions 22 and 23 – overnight closures on Tuesday, June 18; Thursday, June 20; Monday, June 24; and Wednesday, June 26
  • M6 southbound between junctions 23 and 22 – overnight closures on Thursday, June 13 and Thursday, June 27
  • M6 northbound between junctions 23 and 26 – overnight closures on Thursday, June 27 and Friday, June 28
  • M6 southbound between junctions 26 and 23 – overnight closures on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, June 19 to 21; and Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, June 24 to 26

The precise dates and times of the work may be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

Clearly-signed diversions will be in place overnight when a carriageway is closed.

Some 30 miles of the extra resurfacing work has been completed – more than half planned, according to National Highways.

Most of 52 new overhead gantry-based advanced motorway indicator signs – needed to display red X’s and variable speed limits – have also been fitted on the new motorway gantries and tested.

Almost all of 43 standalone message signs in the motorway verge, which will be used to give incident and other information in text or pictograms. have also been installed and tested.

Moreover, all of the project’s 22 emergency areas will be completed in July.