M6 closures to take place next week

Moto are warning people to expect more traffic than usual
Moto are warning people to expect more traffic than usual

The M6 is scheduled to close for two consecutive nights to allow essential work to be carried out to a footbridge, says a motorway service provider.

Moto advises that the motorway will be closed southbound between Junctions 32 and 33, between 10pm and 6am on Tuesday May 9 and northbound between the same hours on Wednesday May 10.

The closures are to allow a new roof to be installed on the footbridge linking both sides of Lancaster Services.

The A6 will be used as a diversion route and Moto is now warning people who live along the A6 south of Lancaster to expect more traffic than usual.

A spokesman for Moto Hospitality Ltd, operators of Lancaster Services, said: “We apologise for any inconvenience this work may cause to local residents and drivers but re-roofing the footbridge is a major structural task that cannot be undertaken with vehicles passing beneath.”