Info for Southport Motorists on North West Motorways 22nd Oct

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Weekly summary of roadworks in the North West – Monday 22 to Sunday 28 October 2012

Please note: There may be heavy traffic around the M6 Junction 32 and M55 due to Blackpool Illuminations until Sunday 4 November


A66 Cumbria, Temple Sowerby

Work will begin on Monday 22 October to repair a section of carriageway along the A66 between Centre Parcs Junction and Temple Sowerby bypass.   Work will be carried out overnight between 8.00pm an d6.00am, during which time a 10mph speed limit and temporary traffic signals will be in place.  The work is expected to be completed by Monday 29 October.

A55 Chester, Vicars Cross roundabout

From Wednesday 24 October there will be overnight slip road and roundabout closures on the A55 Vicars Cross roundabout while resurfacing and re-lining work is carried out.  The closures will be in place from 10.00pm to 5.00am on weekdays, with work extending to 7.00am on Saturday and Sunday mornings.  Clearly signed diversions will be in place and work will be completed on Saturday 3 November.

A590 Cumbria, LIndal-in-Furness

Survey work on ground conditions is being undertaken on the A590 at Lindal-in-Furness between Monday 22 October and Saturday 27 October.  Work will take place overnight between 11.45pm and 6.00am and during these times there will be single lane closures.


M6, Junction 20 to 20a Lymm

A project to provide safer and smoother access from the southbound side of the M6 onto the M56 at Lymm Interchange is due to start on Monday 8 October. Junction 20 will be closed overnight along with lane closures on the southbound side of the M6 ahead of Junction 20a. The work will be carried out between 10pm and 5am each night, and is due to be completed by Thursday 8 November. Diversions will be in place when the junction is closed.

M6, Junction 21a Birchwood

Overnight work to resurface the exit slip roads at Junction 21a of the M6, which lead to the westbound side of the M62, is taking place until the end of November. The work is being carried out between 10pm and 5am and diversions will be in place when the slip roads are closed.

M60 Junctions 4 to 2 South Manchester

A major project is underway between Junctions 4 and 2 of the M60 and along the A34 to reduce congestion and improve safety. Various traffic restrictions are currently in place including daytime hard shoulder closures along the M60 anti-clockwise for 2 miles, and a 50mph speed limit through narrowed lanes. There will also be some overnight closures during the project, which will be in place from 9pm to 5am weekdays, and 9pm to 7am at weekends. The closures will affect:

M56 eastbound between Junctions 3 and 1 
M60 anticlockwise between Junctions 5 and 3
The entry slip road from the northbound A34 onto the anti-clockwise M60 at Junction 3
M60 Junction 3 anti-clockwise exit slip road onto the southbound A34
M60 Junction 3 clockwise exit slip road which merges with the anti-clockwise exit slip road before meeting the southbound A34
Work is expected to be completed by Thursday 15 November.

A66, Brougham Bridges

There are 24 hour lane closures in place for bridge maintenance work. The work is due to be completed by the end of October.

A66 Dubwath and Thornthwaite

There will be 24 hour lane closures with traffic signals while drainage works take place. The work is due to be completed on Tuesday 23 October.


M6 Junction 31

Drivers are warned of possible delays in the Fulwood area of Preston around the M6 Junction 31a as two extra lanes are added to the motorway slip road, which takes traffic from the motorway onto Bluebell Way. Traffic signals will also be added to the roundabout. The work is being carried out by the council on behalf of the Homes and Communities Agency
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