Info for Southport Motorists on North West Motorways Monday 8th March to Sunday 15th March 2013

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M6 Junctions 22 to 23 Newton-le-Willows

Work is underway to upgrade safety barriers, repaint lines and replace cats’ eyes and markings between Junctions 22 and 23 of the M6. The majority of work will take place overnight between 10pm and 5am, and hard shoulder and lane closures will be in place. The project is due to be completed by Sunday 21 April.

M602 Salford

A project is taking place to provide extra capacity for traffic heading into Salford and Manchester along the M602. Most of the work is being carried out overnight with some work on the hard shoulder during the daytime. There will be occasional night time lane closures and full eastbound carriageway closures to install traffic management cones. During these times, there will be a diversion from Junction 2 via the A57. The work is due to be complete by Sunday 21 April.

M62 Junction 10 / M6 Junction 21a Croft Interchange

A project is taking place to improve the slip roads from the M62 onto the M6 by resurfacing the roads, and installing new lighting and safety barriers. All of the work is being carried out overnight, between 10pm and 5am during the week and until 7am on Saturday and Sunday mornings. The project is taking place in stages and is due to be completed by the end of April. Clearly signed diversions will be in place when slip roads are closed.

M56 Junctions 1 to 3 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 in the autumn. 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 occasionally to allow the work to be carried out safely. Clearly-signed diversions will be in place when the road is closed.

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