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ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 -SECTION 14 THE M61 MOTORWAY (JUNCTIONS 2-9 NORTHBOUND AND SOUTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAYS AND SLIP AND LINK ROADS) AND M6 MOTORWAY (JUNCTION 30) [TEMPORARY PROHIBITION AND RESTRICTION OF TRAFFIC) ORDER 2017

Notice ID: MF0217108

Notice effective from
19th May 2017 to 18th June 2017


ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 -SECTION 14
THE M61 MOTORWAY (JUNCTIONS 2-9 NORTHBOUND AND SOUTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAYS AND SLIP AND LINK ROADS) AND M6 MOTORWAY (JUNCTION 30) [TEMPORARY PROHIBITION AND RESTRICTION OF TRAFFIC) ORDER 2017 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Highways England Company Limited (Company No. 09346363) intends to make an Order on the M61 and M6 Motorways in the Boroughs of Bolton, Chorley, and South Ribble in the Counties of Greater Manchester and Lancashire to enable resurfacing, renewal of road markings, road studs, traffic detector loops and bridge joints, crack sealing works, and other general maintenance works; to be carried out in safety. The Order will:
a) impose a 50 mph speed restriction on the following sections of the M6 and M61 Motorways:

i. the M61 northbound carriageway, from the centreline of Linnyshaw Moss Tunnel, to a point 200 metres north of the last point where the M61 junction 9 northbound exit slip road leaves the carriageway;
ii. the southbound carriageways of the M6 and M61 Motorways, from a point 525 metres north of the centreline of Prospect Hill New Bridge, to a point 200 metres south of the centreline of Worsley Road North Bridge;

b) ban all traffic on the following sections of the M61 Motorway:

i. the northbound carriageway, from the centreline of Worsley Road Bridge, to the last point where the junction 9 northbound exit slip road leaves the carriageway;
Ii. the southbound carriageway, from a point 675 metres south of the last point where the M61 southbound carriageway leaves the M6 southbound carriageway at junction 30, to the centreline of Worsley Road North Bridge;
Hi. the northbound carriageway, from the last point at which the junction 9 exit slip road leaves the carriageway, to its end point, where it merges with the M6 northbound carriageway at junction 30;
Iv. the southbound carriageway, from Its start point where it leaves the M6 southbound carriageway at junction 30, to the first point at which the junction 9 entry slip road joins the carriageway;
v. the northbound and southbound entry and exit slip roads at junction 4;
vi. the northbound and southbound entry and exit slip roads at junction 5;
vii. the northbound and southbound entry and exit slip roads at junction 6;
viii. the northbound and southbound entry and exit slip roads to and from Rivington Services;
Ix. the northbound and southbound entry and exit slip roads at junction 8;
x. the northbound and southbound entry and exit slip roads at junction 9;
xi. the northbound to the M65 westbound designated link road at junction 9 of the M61;
xii. the southbound to the M65 eastbound designated link road at junction 9 of the M61;
xiii.the M65 westbound to the M61 southbound designated link road at junction 9 of the M61;

c) allow the hardshoulder adjacent to the sections of the M61 Motorway described at (b) (i) and (ii) to be used as running lanes.

A 50 mph speed limit will be in force on the hardshoulder when used as a running lane. The restrictions and prohibitions are expected to take place overnight between 2000 hours and 0500 hours (continuing to 0700 hours on Saturday and Sunday mornings), during a period starting on Friday 30 June 2017 and ending on Thursday 31 August 2017. However, works may start and continue between the same times on subsequent nights, or continue until completed.
Diversion routes via alternative junctions of the M61 and M6 Motorways will be well signed. Running lanes will be maintained on the M61 and M6 Motorways throughout the daytime and during public holidays. The restrictions will not apply to emergency services or special-forces vehicles, and the prohibitions will not apply to emergency services, works, or traffic officer vehicles. The prohibitions and restrictions will only apply during such times and to such extent as will be indicated by traffic signs. The Order comes into force on 29 June 2017 and has a maximum duration of eighteen months. For further information please contact Sam Smith. Telephone Number: 0300 470 6019.
David Logan, an official of Highways England Company Limited, Piccadilly Gate, Store Street, Manchester M1 2WD.

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