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30 April 2021

UPDATE - £180,000 improvement works on A6 Junction 42 roundabout delayed until June

Cumbria County Council’s Highways department will be carrying out repairs to the carriageway on the A6, Junction 42 roundabout during June. The works had been scheduled to take place during May, however due to a delay in barrier replacement works on the M6 by Highways England, the schedule has been revised. The junction works will now commence from Monday 14 June for seven nights.

To complete the works safely, it will be necessary to implement a temporary traffic lights system with a convoy vehicle to escort traffic through the works. Closures to the adjoining slip road junctions will also be necessary.  All works will be carried out during evening hours (7pm - 6am).

The works, valued at £180,000 are scheduled to commence from Monday 14 June for seven nights (not including weekends), with all works due to be completed by the morning of Wednesday 23 June. 

The revised schedule of works is detailed below (all works carried out between 7pm and 6am):

Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 June - Southbound A6 exit slip closed / Northbound M6 exit slip closed.

Wednesday 16 June - Southbound A6 exit slip closed / Northbound A6 entrance slip closed / C1014 road to Durdar closed / Northbound M6 exit slip closed / Southbound entrance slip closed.

Thursday 17 June - Southbound M6 exit slip closed / B6263 road to Cumwhinton closed.

Friday 18 June - Southbound M6 exit slip closed / B6263 road to Cumwhinton closed.

Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 June - Southbound M6 entrance slip closed / South side A6 Junction.

Signed diversions will be in place on each night.

Cllr Keith Little, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said:

“These essential improvement works will improve the condition of the road surface, making it safer for drivers. Investment in maintaining a reliable and safe network is a key priority of the council’s highways department, and I thank local residents and drivers in advance for their patience and cooperation.

“We understand that the works may cause some temporary disruption, and I would ask that you liaise with site staff if you have concerns or access issues.”


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Cumbria County Council’s Highways department will be carrying out repairs to the carriageway on the A6, Junction 42 roundabout during June