Press release

Planned roadworks in the North West – summary for Monday 13 to Sunday 19 July

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 10 July and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.

M6 junction 16 Crewe and junction 18 Holmes Chapel

Work is taking place to repair two bridges, which carry Congleton Road and Betchton Road over the M6. Lane closures and a 50mph limit will be in place along sections of the M6 while the work is taking place. For further information go to the road project pages.

M6 junction 17 Sandbach

Overnight work to complete a major upgrade at junction 17 of the M6 in Cheshire is due to take place from Friday 10 July. The work will take place over 7 nights from 8pm until 5am during weekdays, and until 7am at weekends. The northbound exit slip road on the M6 and the eastbound side of the A534 on the bridge over the motorway will be closed overnight for 3 nights from Friday 10 July. All four of the slip roads at the junction will also be closed for 4 nights from Wednesday 15 July, along with the A534 between Holmes Chapel Road and Congleton Road. Drivers will be able to follow clearly-signed diversion routes. For further information go to the road project pages.

M6 junction 35 Lancaster to Burton Services

Nearly 3,000 new cat’s eyes are being installed on an 8 mile stretch of the M6 between Lancashire and Cumbria, improving visibility for drivers. White lines will also be repainted and sections of the motorway will be resurfaced. The northbound side of the M6 will be closed overnight between junction 34 at Lancaster and junction 35 at Carnforth on Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 July. The northbound entry and exit slip roads at junction 35 will also be closed overnight on Wednesday 15 July, and the southbound entry and exit slip roads at junction 35 will be closed overnight on Thursday 16 July. Some overnight lane closures will be in place during the rest of the scheme but the motorway will remain open as normal. The project should be completed by the end of the month.

M53 junction 2 Moreton

A project is taking place to upgrade the bridges on the section of the M53 at junction 2, removing weight restrictions and reinstating lanes. The southbound exit and entry slip roads are currently closed to all traffic. A 50mph speed limit and narrow lanes are in place. The scheme is due to be completed by the end of August.

M56 junction 11 Daresbury

A major project is taking place to tackle congestion at junction 11 of the M56 near Daresbury. Clearly signed diversions will be in place when roads are closed.

M60 junction 8 Sale to M62 junction 20 Rochdale

A major scheme is taking place to cut congestion and improve journey times on parts of the M60 and the M62 in Greater Manchester. The scheme will require some overnight closures affecting the full carriageway and slip roads, with a 50mph limit in place for the safety of workers and drivers. On Saturday 11 July, the M60 will be closed overnight in both directions between junction 12 at the M62/M602 interchange and junction 13 at Worsley. The clockwise side of the M60 between junctions 9 and 10 near Trafford Park will also be closed overnight on Saturday 18 July, along with the anticlockwise side between junction 12 at the M62/M602 interchange and junction 10. The eastbound link roads from the M62 onto both sides of the M60 will also be closed during both Saturday nights. Drivers will be able to follow clearly-signed diversion routes when sections of the motorway are closed. The project is due to be completed in autumn 2017. For further information go to the road project pages.

A55/A483 Roundabout, Chester

Work has now been largely completed at this scheme with the junction fully-open to drivers. Some snagging work and installation of street lights remains, which will be carried out using overnight lane closures only. For further information go to the road project pages.

A556 Bowdon to Knutsford

A £192 million project is being carried out to create a new dual carriageway linking the M56 to the M6 in Cheshire. A temporary 40mph speed limit is currently in place between Bucklow Hill and Bowdon, and the new dual carriageway is expected to open in winter 2016/17. For further information go to the road project pages.

A590 Lindal

Work is taking place to reconstruct the footpath between Lindal and Red Syke. Temporary traffic lights are in use overnight between 8pm and 6am – but not at weekends. The scheme is due to be completed by Friday 24 July.

A595 Calder Bridge

Resurfacing of the carriageway and footpath as well as drainage repairs is taking place between Calder Bridge and the junction with the B5345. Temporary traffic lights are in use. The scheme is due to be completed by the end of August. For further information go to press release on GOV.UK

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