M6 and A590 roadworks and travel warnings as drivers advised to plan ahead

Drivers are being warned of potential disruption to their journeys due to roadworks in the region.

One lane of the M6 is closed for up to six months for barrier upgrades. There will also be overnight closures at the Barrow-in-Furness junction on the M6.

Work is also ongoing on the A590 Foulshaw Moss, speed restrictions are in place.


M6 - junction 36 (overnight)

There will be overnight closures for essential maintenance in both directions from 20:00 to 05:00. This will include lane and slip road closures.

M6 - between junctions 43 and 44

Essential upgrades to the centre reserve barrier on the M6 are being made between junctions 43 and 44. The existing barriers along the motorway have reached the end of their serviceable life, meaning an upgrade is necessary.

To keep the travelling public and our staff safe while barrier work is underway, lane 3 will be closed on both carriageways of the M6. A 60mph speed restriction on this section of the M6 will also be in effect for the duration of the scheme.

A590 Foulshaw Moss

More than £2million is being invested in safety improvements on the A590 between Foulshaw Moss and junction 36, Crooklands, on the M6. Work started on Monday, February 19 and is expected to continue until May.

The eastbound carriageway between Low Levens and Brettargh Holt roundabout has been strengthened and resurfaced overnight, meaning closures have had to occur. From 8pm to 6am, A590 eastbound traffic has been diverted via the A6 to junction 35 of the M6.

During the day, the A590 has been open but under a 40mph speed limit. In March, work started on safety improvements for the A590 between Brettargh Holt roundabout and its junction with the M6.

Road layout designs will allow drivers in both lanes on the A590 to take a right turn on to the M6, reducing queues at peak times.