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M6 Southbound to close overnight for further bridge work

The bridge was damaged after a lorry hit it Credit: GTV

Highway England have announced that the Southbound carriageway of the M6 in Lancashire will close overnight for further work after a lorry crashed into a bridge leaving it unsafe.

The motorway was shut both ways for more than 24 hours last week.

it will close between 8 pm and 6 am as engineers add extra support to a temporary column installed to the bridge between Junction 32 and 33.

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'Smart motorways': £500m extra lane scheme announced in bid to ease congestion

Drivers in the North West are being promised over 100 miles of extra lanes on the region's motorways to tackle congestion and improve journey times.

Highways England is announcing details on four new smart motorway schemes, worth around £500 million, which are due to start construction work within the next 18 months.

m62 motorway Credit: google maps

Contractors will begin work on the first one later this summer - on a 9-mile-stretch of the M62 which links the M6 near Warrington to the M60 near Eccles.

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Manchester Airport to launch new drop-off site to reduce congestion

Manchester Airport has confirmed a new system to tackle congestion on its campus will go live on July 10th.

In March it announced it was creating a dedicated drop-off site from where passengers will be able to board a free shuttle service to their terminal.

The airport hopes the move will help ease growing levels of congestion.

Manchester Airport Credit: Press Association

Those passengers still wanting to be dropped off directly outside the terminals will have to pay a £3 fee for five minutes or £4 for 10.

For those collecting passengers at car parks outside each terminal there will be a cost of £4 for 30 minutes.

The drop-off site is located at the current Jetparks 1 site, near to Terminal 2.

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Northern Rail resumes limited service on Lakes Line

A limited number of shuttle services have resumed on the Lakes Line. Credit: PA

Northern Rail is running trains on the Lakes Line for the first time in nearly a month.

A limited number of shuttle services have resumed on the Lakes Line, which runs trains between Oxenholme and Windermere.

All trains were stopped last month due to timetable changes and staffing issues. This led to a number of delays and cancellations.

There will be replacement buses to cover staff breaks.

Northern Rail has not yet said when services will return to a normal timetable.

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