M6 Lowther Bridge
The bridge near Penrith that carries the M6 over the River Lowther needs extensive repairs. A major renovation project is underway to ensure the longevity of the structure for many years to come.
Lowther Bridge is situated near Penrith, just south of junction 40, and carries the M6 over the River Lowther.
It sits on a section of the M6 that acts as a gateway to some of the nation’s most treasured landmarks and the route is regularly voted the most beautiful stretch of motorway in the country.
Lowther Bridge is now over 50 years old and requires substantial repairs to ensure the longevity of the structure for many years to come.
Our work involves replacing the bridge’s expansion joints, waterproofing the bridge decks and improving drainage. We will also resurface the road and replace road markings on the bridge decks, further prolonging the life of the structure.
We’re carrying out these repairs to keep the network safe and operational, as well as improving journeys for our customers.
We know millions of people rely on the M6 for business, leisure and visiting friends and family. These repairs will ensure that motorists continue to experience safe and reliable journeys along this part of the network for many years to come.
Our work will also reduce the number of reactive repairs on the bridge structure over the coming decade