The Highways Agency will be carrying out carriageway repairs, road markings and road studding work on a 2.5 mile (4km) stretch of the southbound carriageway, between 15 and 23 July. The work will be carried out overnight, mid week, between 8pm and 6am. Work will also take place overnight on Saturday 20 July.
During the work the M606 southbound carriageway will be closed from junction 3 (Staygate), to M62 junction 26 (Chain Bar). The following slip roads will also be closed; junction 3 (Staygate) southbound entry slip road, junction 2 (Euroway) southbound exit and entry slip road, and junction 1 (Chain Bar) southbound exit slip road. Clearly signed diversion routes will be in place.
Highways Agency project manager, Alan Apps, said:
“This work will improve the road surface on the M606 near Bradford, prolonging the life of the carriageway and improving safety for drivers. We encourage all drivers to drive carefully along the diversion route, keeping within the speed limit, and concentrating on the road ahead.”
M606 southbound traffic will be diverted west from junction 3 (Staygate) on the A6036 Rooley Avenue, south on the A641 Huddersfield Road, then east on the A58 Whitehall Road to the M62 junction 26 (Chain Bar) where the diversion ends. Southbound traffic wishing to enter the M606 at junction 2 (Euroway), will be diverted north via Merrydale Road and Staithgate Lane, to join the main diversion from M606 junction 3 (Staygate).
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NOTES TO EDITORS
Issued by the Highways Agency North East. For further information please contact Jennifer Hart on 01924243744 / 07879668633. Media enquiries out of hours should be made to the Highways Agency National Press Office (24hrs) on 0844 693 1448.
1. The Highways Agency is an executive agency of the Department for Transport. We manage, maintain and improve England’s motorways and other strategic roads on behalf of the Secretary of State.
2. Maintenance and improvement projects: We plan maintenance and improvement projects carefully to allow road works to be completed safely, in a cost effective way while keeping disruption to road users to a minimum. We do as much work as possible overnight and when roads are less busy in order to keep more lanes open for road users at peak travel times. Drivers are advised to check their route for road works and allow extra time for their journeys where needed. We have a variety of journey planning tools that road users can use to check travel conditions on the roads we manage, and we will do all we can to keep road users informed.
3. Safety at roadworks: The Highways Agency is working with the industry and road users to reduce the risks of working on the roads. For the safety of road workers and all road users, when you are approaching roadworks:
- Keep within the speed limit – it is there for your safety.
- Get into the correct lane in good time – don’t keep switching.
- Concentrate on the road ahead, not the roadworks.
- Be alert for works’ traffic leaving or entering roadworks.
- Keep a safe distance – there could be queues in front.
- Observe all signs – they are there to help you.
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- From the web at www.highways.gov.uk/traffic or from a phone or mobile device at m.highways.gov.uk
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