Press release

Planned roadworks in the North West: summary for Monday 5 October to Sunday 11 October 2015

Planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week.

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The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 2 October 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

A half mile stretch of the northbound M53 near Ellesmere Port will be closed from 8pm tonight (Friday 2 October) until 6am on Monday (5 October) for bridge repairs. A diversion will take vehicles along the A5032, which runs alongside the motorway, and road users are being advised to allow extra time for their journeys. Some lane closures will remain in place on the slip roads until the project is completed by the end of November.

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.

M6 junction 17

Overnight work started on Monday (28 September) above the motorway at the junction. Work will be taking place nightly between 8pm and 5am for approximately 2 weeks. The work includes white lining and roundabout adjustments. Each of the 4 slip roads will be closed overnight on different nights with clearly signed diversions in place.

M6 junction 24 and 25 Ashton and Bryn

A £945,000 scheme to resurface sections of the main carriageway and slip roads around these junctions has begun and will be completed by Tuesday (6 October). All the work is overnight – between 9pm and 6am each night – involving single slip road closures (junction 24 slip roads and the junction 25 southbound entry slip road) and lane closures on the main carriageway.

M6 junction 34 Lancaster

Work off the motorway on the Heysham Link project requires the closure of the southbound exit slip road between 8pm on Friday (9 October) and 6am on Monday (12 October). A clearly signed motorway diversion will be in place. More information is available on the Lancashire County Council page.

M6 junction 38 Brough to junction 39 Shap

Work to resurface sections of the southbound carriageway near Tebay Services started on 21 September. Contractors will also install new reflective road studs, replace road markings and carry out repairs to 2 bridges. Two lanes will be open to traffic during the day, between 6am and 8pm, and one lane overnight, between 8pm and 6am. The project is due to be completed by the end of October.

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.

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 2.5 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. Phase 2 of the work starts on Sunday (11 October).

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. A final phase of work with 2 overnight,10pm to 6am, closures of the eastbound A55 exit slip onto the roundabout on Monday and Tuesday nights (5 and 6 October). Full scheme information is available on the project page.

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.

On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of next week (6, 7, 8 and 9 October) in connection with this work, the eastbound exit slip road at junction 7 of the M56 will be closed between 9pm and 5am each night. Drivers wanting to exit here will need to travel onto junction 6 at Hale, joining the westbound M56 from there and using the westbound exit slip road at junction 7 to leave the motorway.

More information is available on the project web page.

A585 Anchorsholme Lane

Overnight work to resurface parts of the junction between the A585 and Anchorsholme Lane will be taking place between 9pm tonight (Friday 2 October) and 6am tomorrow (Saturday 3 October). New road markings will also be provided along with an additional speed limit sign to improve safety. Temporary traffic signals will be in place during the overnight work.

A585 Skippool to Singleton

Work began on Monday (28 September) on an 11 to 12 week scheme 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 should be completed before Friday 18 December

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. Work will be delivered using off peak traffic signals between 9.30am and 3.30pm and again between 8pm and 6am each day.

A66 Appleby

A £1.76 million carriageway reconstruction project near Crackenthorpe began yesterday (1 October) and will last until Sunday 20 December. Temporary traffic lights will be in place from next week – manually controlled during the day – and a 40mph speed limit will also be in place past the road works.

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Published 2 October 2015