Planned roadworks in the North West: summary for Monday 17 to Sunday 23 November
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The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 14 November 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
Overnight work is underway to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow at junction 16 of the M6. The scheme will provide a third lane on the north and southbound exit slip roads and the approach on the A500. Additional traffic lights will also be installed. There will be some overnight closures of slip roads and the A500 and B5078 at different stages of the project. A temporary speed limit of 50mph is also in place, and the project is expected to be completed in December.
M6 Junction 16 Crewe to Junction 19 Knutsford
Sections of lane one of the motorway will be closed overnight for one week from Monday 17 November while surveys are carried out. Parts of the hard shoulder will also remain closed during the day.
M6 Junction 17 Sandbach
A major project is being carried out to reduce congestion and allow for faster journey times through junction 17 of the M6, including building a new roundabout and a new link road from the A534 to the M6. Work is taking place overnight between 8pm and 5am during the week, and until 7am at weekends. The scheme will require some overnight closures affecting slip roads, and the A534 between Holmes Chapel Road and Congleton Road. Some lane closures will also be in place, along with a 40mph speed limit on the A534. The project is due to be completed by March 2015.
M6 Junction 26 Orrell
A major project is taking place at Orrell Interchange, which will see extra lanes and traffic lights added to the junction with the M58 and the A577. The majority of the work is taking place overnight or at weekends. Some overnight closures of the junction will be required between 10pm and 5am during November, with diversions in place.
M6 Junction 32 Broughton Interchange
A project is being carried out to reduce congestion around the motorway junction which connects the M6 to the Blackpool-bound M55. There will be narrow lanes, plus some overnight slip road and carriageway closures until the project is completed in January 2015.
M6 Junction 35 Carnforth to Junction 38 Brough
A scheme is underway to improve drainage on sections of the M6 between junctions 35 and 38. The work requires the closure parts of Lane One on the northbound side of the motorway, 24 hours a day, along with parts of Lane One on the southbound side overnight, between 8pm and 6am. Sections of the hard shoulder will also be closed. The work is due to be completed by mid-November.
M6 Junction 36 Kirkby Lonsdale
Two bridges over the M6 at junction 36 near Kirkby Lonsdale are being repaired from Monday 17 November, requiring some overnight closures of the junction. The work will take place between 8pm and 6am with only one bridge closed at any one time. Diversions will be in place when the slip roads are closed, and the project is due to be completed by Monday 24 November.
M53/M56 Interchange Ellesmere Port
Resurfacing work is taking place at the interchange between junction 15 of the M56 and junction 11 of the M53 during weekends. Some sections of the motorway and slip roads will be closed at weekends from 8pm on Fridays until 10am on Sundays mornings, including all day on Saturdays. Three bridges at the interchange will benefit from the work which also includes replacing the joints which allow the bridge structure to expand or contract with changes in the weather. The project is due to be completed by the end of November.
M56 Junction 5 Manchester Airport to Junction 6 Hale
Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit along the M56 near Manchester Airport will be removed next week, requiring an overnight closure of the westbound M56 between junction 5 and junction 6 on Saturday 22 November. An overnight closure of the eastbound carriageway will then take place on Sunday 23 November. Both closures will be in place between 10pm and 3am.
M56 Junction 7 Altrincham
A project is underway to add an extra lane to the eastbound side of the M56 at junction 7 to ease the flow of traffic onto the motorway. Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit are in place while the work is being carried out. Some overnight closures of lanes and the eastbound carriageway will also be required during the scheme. It is due to be completed in March 2015.
M56 Junction 11 Daresbury
A major project to tackle congestion at junction 11 of the M56 near Daresbury is due to begin on Monday 10 November. The first stage of the work will require the closure of the westbound exit slip road and the eastbound entry slip road on the M56 between 8pm and 5am for three nights from Monday 10 November. The southbound side of the A56 between the A558 Daresbury Expressway and the M56 junction will also be closed overnight between 8pm and 5am from Monday 10 November until Wednesday 17 December. Clearly signed diversions will be in place when roads are closed. The project is due to be completed by the end of March 2015.
M56 Junction 12 Runcorn to Junction 14 Helsby
Work is taking place to resurface the westbound carriageway of the M56 between junction 12 at Runcorn and junction 14 at Helsby. The work will also include the replacement of worn road markings on the eastbound carriageway. All of the resurfacing will be done overnight between 10pm and 5am, Mondays to Fridays. Lane closures and some overnight diversions will be in place. During the day, drivers may also notice some hard shoulder closures associated with the work.
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 first stage of the smart motorway project will see engineers carry out site surveys and ground investigation work, with a 50mph limit in place for the safety of workers and drivers.
Overnight closures will be in place for four nights next week, between 10pm and 5am, while contractors install the narrow lanes. The eastbound side of the M62 will close overnight between junctions 18 and 19 on Monday 17 November, and between junctions 19 and 20 on Tuesday 18 November.
The westbound side will then close overnight between junctions 20 and 19 on Wednesday 19 November, and between junctions 19 and 18 on Thursday 20 November. Diversions will be in place when the motorway is closed, and access to Birch Services will also be affected by the closures.
M60 Junction 24 Denton
Phase two of the Denton Island improvements is underway at junction 24 of the M60, where the motorway meets the M67 and the A57– a key commuter route into Manchester city centre. The whole project is due to be completed by Friday 19 December with most of the work carried out overnight. Some road and lane closures will be necessary.
Work to resurface large sections of the M67, between the junction with the M60 and junction 4, is due to begin on Friday 7 November. New reflective road studs and road markings will also be installed during the overnight work, which is due to be completed by Friday 28 November. The project will require some overnight closures from 10pm until 5am on weekdays, and until 7am at weekends. Clearly signed diversions will be in place.
A66 Chapel Brow
Two schemes are being carried out to resurface the A66 between the Chapel Brow and Fitz roundabouts and between Sanford and Warcop. Temporary traffic lights and a 40mph speed limit will be in place, and drivers may be led through the roadworks by a contractor’s vehicle at 10mph overnight, between 8pm and 6am. The work is due to be completed by Sunday 7 December.
A66 Bassenthwaite Lake
The westbound carriageway on the A66 will require a series of closures while the Forestry Commission carries out tree felling at Wythop Forest. A contraflow system will be in place with a lane running in each direction along the eastbound carriageway. Temporary traffic lights will also be used on some occasions. The project is due to be completed by the end of November.
A66 Sandford to Warcop
Temporary traffic lights will operate overnight, between 8pm and 6am, while resurfacing work is carried out. A temporary 40mph limit will also remain in place during the day. The scheme is due to be completed by Monday 1 December.
A483/A55 Roundabout, Chester
Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians are set to benefit from quicker and safer journeys as part of a major improvement of the A55 and A483 roundabout near Chester. Work to remodel the roundabout, south of the city, is due to be completed by the end of March and will require some overnight closures while the work takes place.
Temporary traffics will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 6am, while resurfacing work is carried out on the A585 near Thistleton from Friday 21 November. The work will also require the closure of a junction, with a diversion in place. The scheme is due to be completed by Monday 23 November.
A585 Windy Harbour
A major scheme to improve the A585 crossroads at Garstang New Road, Fleetwood Road and Windy Harbour near Blackpool will begin on Monday 10 November. The scheme will involve the realignment and widening of the existing crossroads to create extra lanes through the junction. There will be a compulsory 30mph speed limit along a mile of the A585 and a short section of the A586, with temporary traffic lights in place. Work is expected to be completed in March.
Temporary traffic lights and lane closures are in place on the A585 between West Drive and Bourne Way in Thornton-Cleveleys while work is carried out to covert the road into a dual carriageway. The project is due to be completed in December.
A590 Brettargh Holt Roundabout to M6 Junction 36
Work is taking place to improve drainage on the section of the A590 near the junction with the M6. The eastbound side of the road will be closed overnight for two nights between 10pm and 6am from Saturday 8 November and again for two nights at the end of the project. The scheme is due to be completed by Sunday 14 December.
A590 Arrad Foot
Drainage improvements will be carried out on a two-mile stretch of the A590 near Ulverston from Monday 17 November. A temporary 40mph speed limit will be in place, with temporary traffic lights in use overnight between 8pm and 6am. The scheme is due to be completed by Monday 15 December.
A590 Lindale Hill
Work is taking place to resurface the westbound side of the A590 around Lindale Hill, between Meathop Roundabout and the junction with the B5721 Cartmel Road. A lane closure will be in place along the westbound carriageway during the day with a 40mph speed limit past the roadworks. At times overnight, drivers may be held at temporary traffic lights and asked to follow a contractor’s vehicle at 10mph.
Work to repair pot holes and improve the road surface of the A595 near Whitehaven is due to begin on Monday 17 November. All the work will be carried out overnight between 8pm and 6am. Temporary traffic lights will be in place, and road users may be led through the roadworks at 10mph by a contractor’s vehicle.
Sections of the A5103 Princess Parkway and Princess Road in South Manchester will be closed overnight for resurfacing and other maintenance work. The scheme affects the route between Barlow Moor Road at West Didsbury and Sale Road at Northenden. Each side of the road will each be closed for up to three nights between 9pm and 5am, and the work is due to be completed in November.
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Published: 14 November 2014
From: Highways Agency