Press release

Planned roadworks in the North West – weekly summary for Monday 6 to Sunday 12 July

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 3 July 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 16 Crewe and junction 18 Holmes Chapel

Work is taking place to repair two bridges, which carry Congleton Road and Betchton Road over the M6. Lane closures and a 50mph limit will be in place along sections of the M6 while the work is taking place. More information is available on the road project pages.

M6 junction 17 Sandbach

A major project 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 has been completed and the junction is fully open to traffic. Some further resurfacing works are required on the A534 and will be carried out at the same time as concrete repairs to the Congleton Road Bridge. These works are planned to commence on Monday (6 July) and last for two weeks. To complete the works it will be necessary to close the junction on several nights. More information is available on the road projects pages.

M53 junction 2 Moreton

A project is taking place to upgrade the bridges on the section of the M53 at junction 2, removing weight restrictions and reinstating lanes. The southbound exit and entry slip roads are currently closed to all traffic. A 50mph speed limit and narrow lanes are in place. The scheme is due to be completed by the end of August.

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 limit in place for the safety of workers and drivers. The project is due to be completed in Autumn 2017. For further information visit the road project pages.

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 lighting remains. This work will be done using overnight lane closures only. More information is available on the road project pages.

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 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. For further information visit the road project pages.

A590 Lindal

Work to reconstruct the footpath between Lindal and Red Syke begins on Monday (6 July) for 3 weeks and involves the use of off-peak temporary traffic lights between 9.30am and 3.30pm each day for the first 4 days. After this the work will be done overnight between 8pm and 6am – but not at weekends - again using temporary traffic signals.

A595 Calder Bridge

Resurfacing of the carriageway and footpath as well as drainage repairs will be taking place between Calder Bridge and the junction with the B5345 from Monday (1 June) for around 12 weeks. Off-peak temporary traffic lights will be in place during the day for 7 weeks and overnight for the duration of the project. See news release.

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Published 3 July 2015