Press release

Overnight closures for new A556 works

Work on Highways England’s new £192 million A556 link road between the M56 and M6 in Cheshire will require overnight closures of the existing route north of Bucklow Hill later this month.

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Construction work on the new link road – which will bypass the existing route – began in November and is planned to open early in 2017. In order to complete excavations south of Bowdon Roundabout at junction 7 of the M56 and install narrow lanes along the existing route in the same area, a week or more of overnight closures will be taking place from Tuesday 26 May.

The work will mean the closure of the A556 in both directions between Bowdon Roundabout and Bucklow Hill between 9pm and 5am each week night (Monday to Friday) until Wednesday 3 June or up to Friday 5 June if weather conditions are poor. There will be no overnight closures on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 May.

When the road is closed, there will be no access to or from the A556 for Millington Lane, Millington Hall Lane, Chapel Lane, Cherry Tree Lane and Rostherne Lane. Traffic from Mereside Road will only be able to access the A556 southbound towards Tabley.

Signed diversions will be in place for main routes using the M56, A50 and A56 with full details on the project webpage.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 13 May 2015