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Unacceptable roadwork planning

Reported via mobile in the Roadworks (NH) category anonymously at 17:44, Sun 11 September 2022

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 3817658.

Severe delays causing danger to life. I am an on call Anaesthetist. I would be unable to travel to Royal Lancaster Infirmary from my home today due to the unacceptable impact of j33 to j32 roadworks.

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  • The impact of the M6 closure (J 33 to 32) on the city of Lancaster has been massive. Many drivers coming South could have diverted earlier to go on the A65 but signage was poor. As a result the traffic quickly backed up to Junction 32 and then tried to come through Lancaster and all surrounding routes. Air quality has been extremely poor with not much opportunity to escape it as we couldn't move - even walking or cycling on the A6 were unpleasant.

    Posted anonymously at 20:40, Sun 11 September 2022

  • You can use data to know where the pinch points are, Traffic lights at Garstang is where you need staff to keep the diverted traffic flowing, come on team you can do this !!

    Posted anonymously at 22:01, 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 – info@nationalhighways.co.uk • Tel: 0300 123 5000

    Kind regards

    National Highways

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by National Highways at 10:08, Thu 22 September 2022

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