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Warning to drivers as motorway closes for weekend


DRIVERS from Warrington heading north on the M6 have been warned that the motorway will be closed from 9pm tonight (Friday).
The motorway will be closed in both directions between junction 32 at Broughton Interchange and Junction 33 at Galgate in Lancashire to allow a footbridge to be demolished.
It is likely the closure will last until 5am on Monday January 13.
No further carriageway closures will be required after this weekend’s demolition work is completed.
A clearly-signed diversion will be in place using the A6 between junction 1 of the M55 and junction 33 of the M6 at Galgate.
The motorway will re-open as soon as the work is completed – possibly before 5am on Monday morning – but drivers are advised to check traffic conditions before setting out on journeys.  Live traffic information is always available at www.trafficengland.com or from Highways England’s 24-7 customer contact centre at 0300 123 5000
Highways England is removing Nan’s Nook bridge which carries a footpath between Greaves Hill Lane and Guys Farm Activity Centre over the motorway near Forton, south of Lancaster. The footbridge was installed in the 1960s but parts of it are now too low for some modern vehicles and it has only remained open with hard shoulder restrictions.


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