Info for Southport motorists on North West motorways Monday 22nd to Sunday 28th July 2013

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Info for Southport motorists on North West motorways Monday 22nd to Sunday 28th  July 2013

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Thursday 18 July 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 32 Broughton to Junction 34 Lancaster

Maintenance work is being carried out to the M6 central reservation barrier between Junction 32 at Broughton and Junction 34 at Lancaster. The project will begin on Friday 26 July and is due to be completed by Friday 9 August. The outside lane in each direction of the motorway will be closed between 6am and 8pm, and one or two lanes will be closed overnight. A 50mph speed limit will be in place.

M6 Junction 38 Tebay

A contraflow system will be in place on the M6 near Junction 38 at Tebay from Friday 26 July 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 Friday 30 November.

M55 Junction 1 Broughton

Lancashire County Council is carrying out improvement work at the roundabout linking Junction 1 of the M55 with the A6 at Broughton to reduce delays at one of Preston’s worst congestion hotspots. The scheme will widen the junctions with the A6, add traffic controls to all junctions, and make it safer to use for pedestrians and cyclists by installing new crossings while retaining the existing subways. The work is expected to be completed by December.

M56 Junctions 1 with M60 to 3, Baguley, South Manchester

A maintenance and repair project is taking place on a motorway bridge over a railway line in South Manchester. The eight-month scheme to repair the bridge – which carries the M56 Sharston Link over the Cheadle Branch railway line – is due to be completed by October. It involves replacing the existing parapets, repairing abutments, installing new expansion joints and bearings maintenance. Drivers are being advised that both the eastbound and westbound carriageways of the M56 between Junction 1 with the M60 and Junction 3 at Baguley, as well as junction slip roads, will be closed overnight, from 9pm until 5am, to allow the work to be carried out safely. Clearly-signed diversions will be in place when the road is closed.

M62 Junction 20 Oldham and Rochdale

Work is taking place to upgrade lighting and safety barriers around Junction 20 of the M62 at the interchange with the A627(M). The three-month project is due to be completed by Friday 30 August, ahead of the August bank holiday weekend. Some overnight closures of the eastbound entry and westbound exit slip roads will be needed to allow the work to be done safely. Traffic will be diverted to Junction 19 when the slip roads are closed.

A590 Lindal-in-Furness to Meathop

Drainage work is being carried out on sections of the A590 at Lindal-in-Furness, Newby Bridge, Rusland Pool, Greenodd and Meathop. Some lane closures with temporary traffic lights will be required, along with reduced speed limits. The work will be carried out in stages until Friday 9 August.

A590 Newby Bridge

A month-long Highways Agency project to improve safety is underway along the A590 at Newby Bridge in Cumbria. The project involves rock face netting, rock catch netting and new safety barriers along a section of the dual carriageway at Backbarrow, just west of Newby Bridge village. One lane of the westbound carriageway will be closed for the duration of the project and there will be a temporary speed limit of 30mph. The work is due to be completed by Thursday 8 August.

– Keep within the speed limit – it is there for your safety.

– Get into the correct lane in good time – don’t keep switching.

– Concentrate on the road ahead, not the roadworks.

– Be alert for works’ traffic leaving or entering roadworks.

– Keep a safe distance – there could be queues in front.

– Observe all signs – they are there to help you.

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