Press release

Planned roadworks in the North West – summary for Monday 24 to Sunday 30 November

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 21 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.

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hts 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.

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 mile-long section of the existing A556 will be upgraded from junction 7 of the M56 near Bowdon before breaking away to the west, bypassing the village centres of Bucklow Hill, Mere and Over Tabley. It will then join up with junction 19 of the M6 near Knutsford. 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.

A585 Thistleton

Temporary traffics will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 6am, while resurfacing work is carried out on the A585 near Thistleton from Monday 24 November. The work will also require the closure of a junction, with a diversion in place. The scheme is due to be completed by Saturday 29 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.

A585 Thornton-Cleveleys

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 Dalton-in-Furness

Work to reinstate the over-run areas within the laybys on the A590 between Askam roundabout and Dalton roundabout is due to begin on Monday 24 November. New tactile paving will also be installed at the pedestrian crossings by the roundabouts. The laybys will be closed until Sunday 30 November, and temporary traffic lights and a 40mph speed limit will be in place overnight at the roundabouts, between 8pm and 6am. The project is due to be completed by Monday 15 December.

A590 Newby Bridge

Resurfacing of the A590 between the A592 roundabout and the dual carriageway to the west of Newby Bridge is due to begin on Monday 24 November. Tactile paving will also be installed at pedestrian crossings. Temporary traffic lights and reduced speed limits will be in place overnight, between 8pm and 6am. The project is due to be completed by Tuesday 16 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. The work is due to be completed by Monday 1 November.

A595 Whitehaven Parton to Pelican Garage

Work being carried out to repair pot holes and improve the road surface of the A595 near Whitehaven. 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. The scheme is due to be completed by the end of November.

A5103 Manchester

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.

Published 24 November 2014