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Millenium Cycle Track Closure
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Lancaster City council has announced that the work on a flood wall between Lancaster and the Holiday Inn will commence on 11th February. This means that the cycle track on that section will be closed for a year, and there will be an alternative, specially constructed, route along Caton Road. You can find more information about the closure at this link.
Closures effecting cyclist's in Lancashire
Monday, January 06, 2020
The proposed closure of the M6 between J32 Broughton and J33 Hampson Green (see below) will seriously affect cyclists south of Lancaster. The A6 will be very congested and I expect lots of local drivers to race through local lanes to try and avoid the congestion on the A6. Th The problems with Harris end is also pushing more traffic through Scorton and Barnacre. I would recommend an alternative ride heading North or east..

' The M6 will be closed in both directions between junctions 32 and 33 for three full consecutive weekends as work to remove a bridge gets underway.

Highways England says it is necessary to remove Nans Nook footbridge for “operational purposes”.

Confirming the dates for the weekends on Twitter a spokesman said: “I am now able to confirm that these planned works are indeed full closures of the M6 between J32 Broughton and J33 Hampson Green.

“The roads are scheduled to be closed in both directions on the weekends of Jan 10 - 13, 17 - 20 and 24 - 27, 2020.”

The Post understands the motorway will be closed from 8pm on the Friday of each of the weekends listed until 5am on Monday 13 and 27 and 6am on Monday 20.

The bridge is located just south of Lancaster Motorway Services.

Highways England says it is working with Lancashire County Council to put in place an alternative safe and convenient permanent route for pedestrians wishing to cross the M6.

Prior to the confirmation of dates on Twitter Highways England had planned one weekend where the motorway would be closed.

The other closure affects the Guild Wheel so I don’t suppose it will bother many of our members in the next few weeks M55 link road: Section of Preston’s Guild Wheel set to close as construction of the Preston Western Distributor road continues However as work on the M55 Link Road continues I would expect further closures and diversions in this area. If anyone is thinking of a ride round the Guild Wheel later in the year check it out nearer the time. The ultimate plans for this link road and its roundabout with the A583 have been discussed and found very unsatisfactory by cycle campaigners in Preston especially members of the British Aerospace Cycle User Group who commute by bike to Warton.

The above information came by via e-mail from local Cycling UK Group.

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