On 26 July 2018, Turners Farm Bridge was damaged after it was struck by a passing heavy goods vehicle. We have now been informed of plans to repair the bridge, located between junctions 33 and 32 of the M6. The work will entail installing temporary bridge supports on the hard shoulder, whilst a new concrete bridge pier is constructed.
Highways England is proposing to start the repairs from Saturday 17 April 2021, and it is expected to take up to fourteen weeks to complete.
For safety purposes and reduce disruption to motorway users, temporary narrow lanes and a 50mph reduced speed limit will be in place on the southbound carriageway, around the bridge only. In addition to this, overnight full closures are also required on the M6 southbound between junctions 33 and 32, to install the temporary bridge supports and narrow lanes.
The full closures are planned for 17 and 18 April 2021, and these will be in place between the hours of 9 pm and 5 am. Associated slip road closures will also be required, and localised signed diversion routes will be in place. Once the repairs are complete, further closures are required to remove the bridge supports and narrow lanes. An update will be provided once the dates have been confirmed.
Unforeseen circumstances may mean slight changes occur at short notice, however, every effort will be made to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum. However, these works will inevitably generate some noise and disruption and Highways England would like to apologise in advance for any disturbance.
If you would any more information on these works, please visit the Highways England North West webpage.