Info for Southport motorists on NoethWest motorways for Monday 10 – Sunday 16 March 2014 March 8th, 2014 admin Latest News Shares Comments Info for Southport motorists on NoethWest motorways for Monday 10 – Sunday 16 March 2014 The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 7 March but 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. M6 Junction 16 Crewe to Junction 19 Knutsford Sections of the hard shoulder on the M6 between Crewe and Knutsford will be closed while drainage, structural and other surveys are carried out. Some lane closures will also been needed overnight, although the motorway will remain open at all times. The scheme is due to be completed by Friday 2 May. M6 Junctions 20 to 21 Thelwall Viaduct A scheme is taking place to replace expansion joints along the Thelwall Viaduct. There will be some overnight closures to install a contraflow system, which will help keep four lanes in each direction of the motorway while the work is carried out. When one of the bridges is being worked on, three lanes will run almost normally but with the fourth lane switched onto the opposite carriageway. All of the lanes will be narrowed during the work, with a 40mph speed limit in place. The project is due to be completed in May. M6 Junction 26 Orrell Overnight drilling work is taking place by the M6 at Orrell ahead of a major project to reduce congestion and improve safety at the junction. Three temporary drilling rigs have been set up by junction 26 of the M6, which links the motorway to the M58 and the A577, while tests are carried out on the former mining area. The project began on Monday 17 February and is expected to last for up to three weeks. The southbound entry and exit slip roads to be closed from 10pm until 5am each night. The roundabout by the slip roads – to the east of the motorway – will also be closed overnight, preventing access to the M58 and A577. Clearly signed diversions will be in place. M6 Junction 33 Lancaster Work is taking place to install four of the latest giant electronic message signs near Junction 33 of the M6. The signs will give drivers better warnings of incidents and other information about the motorway such as weather conditions. New CCTV cameras will also be mounted on the signs – allowing the Highways Agency to monitor and manage motorway incidents more effectively. The work should be completed by Friday 14 March. Lane one of the motorway is likely to be closed around the clock in both directions while the work takes place, and some overnight closures of lane two will also be necessary. M6 Junction 38 Tebay A contraflow system is in place on the M6 near Junction 38 at Tebay as part of a major refurbishment of a motorway bridge which carries the M6 over the River Lune. Southbound traffic will be directed into lanes on the northbound carriageway while the bridge is closed for the repairs. Two lanes will run in each direction and a 40mph speed limit will be in place. The project is due to be completed by April 2014. M6 Junction 34 Lancaster The northbound exit lip road at Junction 34 and two lanes on northbound carriageway will be closed overnight for resurfacing work from 8pm on Saturday 15 March until 6am on Sunday 16 March. M60 Junction 9 Trafford Park The clockwise entry slip road at Junction 9 of the M60 will be closed for resurfacing between 10pm and 5am from Thursday 13 March until Sunday 16 March. M60 J11 Irlam The clockwise exit slip road at Junction 11 of the M60 will be closed overnight for resurfacing from 10pm on Wednesday 12 March until 5am on Thursday 13 March. A66 Brough Resurfacing work is taking place on parts of the westbound side of the A66 dual carriageway around Brough. All the work is taking place between 8pm and 6am each night to minimise inconvenience to road users, with a 40mph speed limit past the roadworks. A66 Braithwaite to Portinscale Temporary traffic lights will be in place for drainage work until Tuesday 25 March. A66 North Stainmore A project to resurface a mile-long section of the eastbound A66 around North Stainmore is due to start on Sunday 9 March. The project, between Barras and the border with County Durham, should be completed by the end of the month, subject to weather conditions. The carriageway will be kept open most of the time with lane closures for the resurfacing work. However, full closures of the eastbound carriageway will be needed overnight between 8pm and 6am on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 March and Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 March. A590 Dalton-in-Furness There will be temporary traffic lights and lane closures on the A590 between the A595 Askam Road roundabout and the Park Road roundabout for drainage and refurbishment work. The scheme is due to be completed by the end of March. A590 Levens Work is taking place to improve the drainage on a mile and a half section of the A590 dual carriageway between Sampool Bridge and Church Road. The scheme is due to be completed by Sunday 23 March and is taking place between 7am and 7pm each day, with single lane closures in place to minimise disruption to road users. A595 Whitehaven A project is taking place to upgrade street lights along the A595, south of Whitehaven, and should be completed by the end of March. All the work will be taking place between 9.30am and 3.30pm to minimise inconvenience to road users, and temporary traffic signals will be in place. A585 Thornton-Cleveleys Resurfacing work is being carried out on a short section over the A585 between Anchorsholme Lane and West Drive, requiring some overnight closures between 8pm and 6am. The work will take place from Monday 10 until Monday 17 March, with diversions in place when the road is closed. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Related Comments comments!