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Roadworks causing danger

Reported via desktop in the Roadworks (NH) category anonymously at 16:55, Sun 11 September 2022

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 3817569.

The full closure of the southbound carriageway this weekend has caused dangerous volumes of traffic on trunk roads and minor roads as people struggle to get to places while the M6 is shut. The small villages that lie on the A6 and the surrounding roads simply cannot cope with this additional volume of traffic. Why was a contra-flow system not put in place on the motorway instead? Or night time only?

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  • I cannot understand when the community on the A6 surrounding J33/33 has to suffer the 4 weekends of traffic diversion. Why could this work not be scheduled for overnight closure or be diverted down the northbound so use 2 lanes for north/ south keeping the M6 open and the A6 clear. As a community we are fed up of our daily lives being affected by the closures.

    Posted anonymously at 12:45, Mon 12 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 – info@nationalhighways.co.uk • Tel: 0300 123 5000

    Kind regards

    National Highways

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by National Highways at 09:58, Thu 22 September 2022

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