Info for Southport motorists on NorthWest motorways for Monday 14 – Sunday 21 April 2014 April 11th, 2014 admin Latest News Shares Comments Info for Southport motorists on NorthWest motorways for Monday 14 – Sunday 21 April 2014 The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 11 April 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. 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 the end of April. M55 Junction 1 Preston The exit and entry slip roads at junction 1 will be closed overnight for maintenance work until Wednesday 16 April. The work will be carried out between 8pm and 6am, with a diversion in place. M56 Junctions 8 Altrincham to 9 Lymm A project is taking place to install a new concrete safety barrier along a half-a-mile section of the M56. Drainage improvements and resurfacing work will also be carried out, and the scheme is due to be completed by Friday 16 May. The motorway will remain open at all times but with a lane three closure throughout the project. Lane two of the carriageway in each direction will also close overnight throughout the project. Drivers will be able to use the hard shoulder as a running lane throughout the work, and a 50mph speed limit will be in place. A66 Brough Resurfacing work is taking place on parts of the westbound side of the A66 dual carriageway around Brough. All the work is being carried out between 8pm and 6am each night to minimise inconvenience to road users, with a 40mph speed limit past the roadworks. A595 Egremont Pedestrians and cyclists in Egremont will soon benefit from a new signal-controlled toucan crossing to help them cross the A595. The work to install the crossing is being carried out from 9.30am to 3.30pm each day, and temporary traffic lights will be in place along with a 40mph speed limit. 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!