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Dangerous road closure

Reported via mobile in the Roadworks (NH) category anonymously at 15:46, Sun 11 September 2022

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 3817456.

Completely unacceptable in a planned road closure to have vehicles in traffic upwards of 9 hours, to move 3 miles. The A6 and Lancaster cannot cope with the traffic being re routed. This means even if you avoid the motorway you are still massively impacted in the local area even trying to get a mile down the road to a shop. Babies, elderly, livestock, dogs all stuck for unacceptable lengths of time yesterday with no chance for refreshments, toilet etc. People without baby milk, food, medication, fuel. As no signage getting onto the motorway and inaccurate signage on the gantries, people continued to join. Google maps also showing it as open even today.

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  • 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 09:51, Thu 22 September 2022

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