Overnight closures for M65 junction

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Junction 13 of the M65 at Nelson is due to be closed overnight for resurfacing, as a major project to boost economic development nears completion.

The junction is scheduled to be closed from 10.30pm to 5am on the nights of Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 April, and from Tuesday 2 May - Friday 5 May, Monday 8 May - Saturday 13 May and Monday 15 May - Friday 19 May.

A signed diversion will be in place via the A6068 and A682 in Barrowford, Nelson and Colne, guiding traffic to join or exit the motorway at junction 14.

Work has taken place over the last year to create extra capacity for traffic at the junction by modifying the layout of the two roundabouts at junction 13, with up to four traffic lanes in places. Traffic lights have been added to the roundabout on the west side of the motorway.

A number of other minor improvements have also been made nearby to improve capacity for vehicles, and provide safer pedestrian and cycle access.

While the junction is closed for resurfacing, road markings will also be painted to fit in with the new design of the junction, and allow the traffic signals to begin working.

The £1.5m scheme is designed to reduce congestion and improve access to a number of local development sites such as Barrowford Business Park, as well as improved connections to Nelson and Colne College, Nelson town centre, and the A682 traffic corridor.

It is one of a number of improvements being made to unlock the potential for economic growth along the M65, known as the Hyndburn Burnley Pendle Growth Corridor. The programme, totalling around £12m, is being funded by £8m from the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership Growth Fund with further contributions totalling around £4m from Lancashire County Council, and Burnley, Pendle and Hyndburn borough councils, along with the European and Regional Growth Fund (ERDF).

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