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Total gridlock of an entire area

Reported via desktop in the Roadworks (NH) category anonymously at 10:31, Mon 12 September 2022

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 3818802.

I wish to complain about the total gridlock of the above area due to the closure of the M6 southbound between J33 and J32, which I believe is also going to happen for the next 3 weekends. Have you any idea of the impact this has had on our area. We are basically going to be trapped in our homes. I have concerns over emergency services being able to get to where they need to be and also for the welfare of people trapped in their cars for hours on end. Also we have 2 universities in Lancaster whose students will be arriving on campus over the next few weeks which will compound an already intolerable situation. Could you have not implemented a contra flow system on the motorway for a week and just go on with the work and got it done? Please say you are looking into this!!

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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 10:16, Thu 22 September 2022

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