Press release

Planned roadworks in the North West: summary for Monday 30 November to Sunday 6 December 2015

Planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week.

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday, 27 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.

M53 Ellesmere Port

Bridge repairs are taking place and some lane closures will remain in place on the slip roads until the project is completed on Monday (30 November).

M53 Moreton Spur

As part of a 9 week resurfacing project starting on Thursday (3 December) there will be overnight closures of the M53 at junction 2 including slip roads and the main carriageway (10pm to 5am each night, week nights only). There will be no work over the Christmas and New Year holiday period.

M6 junction 33 northbound exit slip road

The slip road will be closed from 8pm tonight (27 November) until 6am tomorrow (28 November) for emergency resurfacing. Drivers will need to remain on the motorway until junction 34 where they should leave and join the southbound M6 – travelling back to junction 33 and leaving the motorway from the southbound exit slip road.

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. The project is due to be completed in autumn 2017. Weekend work to remove large gantries between junction 19 and junction 20 of the M62 continues tomorrow (Saturday 28 November) with a full overnight carriageway from 9pm to 10am on Sunday (29 November). More information is available on the project webpage.

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 8pm and 6am 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 December.

A5036 Litherland

A £1.7 million project to resurface the main road to the Port of Liverpool started on 24 August and is due to finish in February. A 2 ½ 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 will be 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.

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 closure of the slip road onto the westbound M56 at junction 8 will be lifted by Monday, 14 December. More information is available on the project webpage.

A56 Haslingden

Work to improve safety for drivers and pedestrians near the junction with the A680 begins today (27 November) with new steel safety barriers and better pedestrian crossing arrangements including a new crossing island planned. Overnight – 8pm to 5am – lane closures will be in place during the week and around the clock at weekends. Some full carriageway closures on Friday and Sunday nights will also be needed to install, adjust or remove traffic management with clearly signed diversions in place. The scheme is due to be completed in January.

A585 Skippool to Singleton

Work began in September to improve drainage and footpaths along this section of the route. Work will take place around the clock but temporary traffic signals will only be used overnight. The project was due to be completed by Friday, 18 December but will not now be completed then and will resume in the new year.

A585 Skippool and Eros roundabouts

A 2 week, weather dependent, project starts on Saturday (5 December) to repair or replace road signs and carry out associated electrical works. Narrow lanes will be in place during the work. During the evening and overnight temporary traffic lights will be in place at Thisleton Road southern junction.

A590 Lindal Brow (not Lindale as previously listed)

Work to replace the verge-side safety barrier along a dual carriageway section started on Monday, 9 November and will be completed by Sunday, 20 December.

A590 Brettargh Holt

Wear and tear repairs along the westbound carriageway between Brettargh Holt roundabout and the junction with the A6 started on Monday 9 November for around 6 weeks. The first phase of the work will be done using single lane closures on the westbound dual carriageway with a temporary speed limit of 40mph past the road works. Full overnight closures of the westbound carriageway are due to take place for up to 8 nights from Monday, 7 December.

A590 Greenodd

Lane 1 of the eastbound carriageway just west of Greenodd roundabout is currently closed until further notice while we undertake a survey of the embankment.

A595 Lillyhall to A66 at Dobies

A £500,000 drainage project is underway and is due to be completed by Friday 15, January. The work involves nightly – 8pm to 6am – closures of the northbound carriageway between Joseph Nobles Road and the roundabout with the A66 at Dobies with daytime traffic signals between 6am and 8pm each day.

A595 West Lakes Science Park

Work to install new traffic lights at this junction started today (27 November) and should be completed within 10 days with completion due by Monday, 7 December. Temporary traffic lights will be in place around the clock.

A66 Appleby

A £1.76 million carriageway reconstruction project near Crackenthorpe began in mid-October and will last until Sunday, 20 December. Temporary traffic lights are in place – manually controlled during the day – and a 40mph speed limit will also be in place past the road works.

A66 Bassenthwaite Lake

A programme of work to update safety cameras and carry out rock face protection started has now been completed. Work to improve drainage in the area has now started.

A66 Troutbeck

Work to resurface and repair drainage along a section of the A66 west of the new junction lay-out at Troutbeck started on Monday (23 November). The work will be completed by Wednesday, 23 December. For the first phase of the scheme, temporary traffic lights will be in place around the clock. These will be staffed during peak periods to prevent needless queuing.

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