Press release

Planned roadworks in the North West – summary for Monday 14 to Sunday 20 September 2015

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Monday 14 September 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.

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M6 Junction 24 and 25 Ashton and Bryn

A scheme to resurface sections of the main carriageway and slip roads around these junctions will be completed in October. All the work is overnight, between 9pm and 6am, involving single slip road and lane closures.

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 speed limit in place for the safety of workers and drivers. The project is due to be completed in autumn 2017.

M62 Junction 10 / M6 Junction 21a Croft Interchange

The exit slip roads from the westbound M62 onto the northbound M6, and from the eastbound M62 onto the southbound M6 will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 5am (Monday to Friday), from Monday 14 September while repair work takes place on the motorway bridges. Drivers will be able to follow clearly-signed diversion routes. Narrow lanes and a temporary 50mph speed limit will also be in place on the slip roads during the day. The scheme is due to be completed in November.

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 more information, please visit the scheme web page.


A three week programme of work to update safety cameras and carry out rock face protection started on Tuesday 2 September – with the westbound carriageway closed for three weeks and a contraflow system in operation using a lane on the eastbound carriageway. For more information, please see the press release.

A556 Knutsford to Bowdon

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. The entry slip road onto the westbound M56 from the southbound A556 at junction 8 will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Friday 18 September and again, 24 hours a day, for around four weeks from 9pm on Monday 21 September. The A556 will also be closed overnight, in both directions, between Bowdon Roundabout and Bucklow Hill between Friday 18 September and Friday 2 October, with no closures planned on Saturday or Sunday nights. Cherry Tree Lane will also close at its junction with the southbound A556 for around six months from 9pm on Monday 21 September, with a clearly-signed diversion in place. For more information, please visit the scheme web page.

A590 Meathop roundabout to Witherslack

Resurfacing of the eastbound carriageway at Pigwilly Wood – between Brettargh Holt roundabout and the M6 – will be taking place overnight on Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 September between 8pm and 6am each night. Diversions will be in place with traffic able to join the M6 at junction 36 via the northbound A591 and A6 towards Kendal and the southbound A65. Drivers can also join the southbound M6 at junction 35 at Carnforth by joining the southbound A6 from the A590 at Levens.

A590 Lindal-in-Furness

Temporary traffic lights will be in use on the A590, west of Lindal, for two weeks from Monday 14 September for maintenance work.

A595 (south of Workington)

Work to replace drainage and improve footpaths started on Monday 7 September between the junction with the A66 at Bridgefoot and further south at Winscales. The work is due to be completed by Friday 16 October. Temporary traffic lights will operate between 9.30am and 3.30pm, and again between 8pm and 6am each day.

A5036 Litherland

A £1.7 million project to resurface the main road to the Port of Liverpool started on Monday 24 August. A two and a half mile stretch of the A5036 is being resurfaced from the junction with the M57 and the M58, known as Switch Island, to the junction with Hawthorne Road. All of the work is being carried out overnight to keep disruption to drivers to a minimum, and clearly-signed diversions will be in place when short stretches of the road are closed. The work is due to be completed in February.

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Published 14 September 2015