Info for Southport Motorists on North West Motorways August 31st, 2012 admin Latest News Shares Comments Info for Southport Motorists on North West Highways Roadworks information for Highways Agency roads in the North West – seven days beginning Monday 3 September 2012. NEW SCHEMES 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 Saturday 8 September. 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 Friday 12 October. Diversions will be in place when the junction is closed. M6, Junctions 15 to 19 Cheshire Overnight lane closures will be in place on the northbound side of the motorway between Junction 15 at Stoke and Junction 19 at Knutsford for resurfacing. The work will take place from Monday 3 until Thursday 13 September, between 10pm and 5am, and involve some slip road closures. Diversions will be in place. M62, Junction 6 Huyton The motorway will be closed overnight from Monday 3 to Thursday 6 September at Junction 6 near Huyton for road marking work and repairs to the electronic signs. The work will take place between 10pm and 5am and diversions will be in place. M65 Junction 5 Blackburn There will be some overnight closures of the slip roads at Junction 5 from Monday 3 until Saturday 8 September for maintenance work. Diversions will be in place. M67 Junction 3 Hyde The junction will be closed from 10pm on Monday 3 September until 5am on Tuesday 4 September for bridge upgrades. Diversions will be in place. A66 Brough A scheme to improve drainage on the A66 near Brough is due to start on Monday 3 September. A mile-long section of the dual carriageway between Augill and Borrowdale Beck will be affected by the work, which will include lane closures and a 50mph speed limit. The project is due to be completed by Sunday 30 September. ONGOING SCHEMES M66, Junction 4 Bury The southbound exit slip road at Junction 4 of the M66 is being extended to ease congestion and improve safety for vehicles travelling onto the eastbound side of the M62. The work is being carried out overnight and diversions will be in place when the slip road is closed. It is due to be completed by the end of September. 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. M65, Junctions 4 to 3 Blackburn The westbound side of the M65 will be closed overnight between Junctions 4 and 3 while resurfacing work and bridge upgrades take place. The work will be carried out between 10pm and 5am and is due to last for approximately three weeks. A diversion will be in place. M61, Junctions 4 to 5 Bolton Work is taking place to install a new concrete barrier in the central reservation of the M61 between Junctions 4 and 5. A 50 mph speed limit is in place through the roadworks, and there will be some lane closures overnight and at weekends. M60 Juctions 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 Friday 5 October. A56, Bury to Accrington Work is being carried out to upgrade a nine-mile section of the A56, which links the M66 near Bury to the M65 at Accrington. The six-week project includes resurfacing, upgrading road markings, replacing reflective road studs and improving lighting. Work will be carried out overnight between 10pm and 5am during weekdays and between 10pm and 7am at weekends. Diversions will be put in place when sections of the road need to be closed. 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. WORK OFF THE HIGHWAYS AGENCY NETWORK WHICH MAY AFFECT HIGHWAYS AGENCY CUSTOMERS 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. Onthespot – your online reporter Do you have a story to tell? Please text or phone 07930717137 or email [email protected] Follow OTS (Onthespot) on Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Related Comments comments!