Press release

Smoother journeys for M57 drivers

Drivers using the M57 motorway around Kirkby in Merseyside are to benefit from smoother journeys.

The southbound carriageway of the M57 from junction 7 at Switch Island down to junction 6 at Kirkby is being resurfaced in a £726,000 Highways Agency project starting next month.

Highways Agency project sponsor Jakub Malaj said:

‘This is routine wear and tear repair but it will give users of the M57 safer, smoother journeys.

To minimise inconvenience to motorway users all the work will be done overnight when the motorway is at its quietest. We are also avoiding closing the motorway by allowing drivers to use the hard shoulder while we are carrying out the resurfacing.

Resurfacing and new studs and road markings will be installed overnight between 10pm and 5am or 7am at weekends. A 50mph speed limit will be in place when the hard shoulder is being used as a running lane. Overnight work at weekends may result in some daytime lane closures to allow surface treatments to set and cool.

The work is due to start on Tuesday 16 September and will be completed by Monday 6 October.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways Agency press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 20 August 2014