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Ridiculous traffic congestion throughout lancaster galgate and Ellel

Reported via mobile in the Roadworks (NH) category anonymously at 14:55, Sun 11 September 2022

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 3817371.

Seriously shutting the M6 southbound all weekend with no plans to relieve traffic has to be the most moronic decision I’ve witnessed. This has resulted in Lancaster, galgate and Ellel being backed up with traffic all weekend. Heavy goods vehicles and cars being forced to cut through Ellel village and galgate. How someone’s not been hurt i don’t know. Cut the center reservation, put up the temporary barriers and drop the speed on the opposite side and at least traffic can still flow on the M6.

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  • 5.5hrs to travel from Lancaster to Galgate! This is unacceptable closure. Why can a contra flow not be set up on the northbound carriageway. To have this nightmare situation throughout September is simply ridiculous

    Posted anonymously at 18:39, Sun 11 September 2022

  • Thank you for contacting National Highways about the delays caused by our closure of the southbound carriageway of M6 motorway at junction 33 on the weekend of 10 September. We understand motorists were caught in traffic for a significant period of time and we’re sincerely sorry for this.

    We’ve taken onboard recent feedback and plan to do things differently this weekend (23 – 26 September) while we confirm the rest of the programme with our contractors. We plan to work overnight between the hours of 9pm and 6am under a full southbound closure or with single lane running. During the daytime, we will establish lane closures and run two narrow lanes of traffic past the work area to keep customers moving, removing the need for the full weekend closures, which were previously planned. Once the programme has been finalised with our contractors, we will advertise full details via our website, a press release and social media.

    If you would like a more detailed response on this matter, please contact our 24hr Customer Contact Centre • Email – • Tel: 0300 123 5000

    Kind regards

    National Highways

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by National Highways at 09:48, Thu 22 September 2022

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