Info for Southport motorists on NorthWest motorways for Monday 19 – Sunday 25 May 2014

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Info for Southport motorists on NorthWest motorways for Monday 19 – Sunday 25 May 2014

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 16 May 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 Junctions 20 to 21 Thelwall Viaduct

The temporary contraflow lane, 40mph speed limit and narrow lanes on the Thelwall Viaduct are due to be removed next week. This will require the northbound carriageway to be closed overnight between junctions 20 and 21 on Sunday 25 May, and the southbound carriageway to be closed between junctions 21a and 20 on Wednesday 28 May. The closures will take place from 10pm until 5am the following morning. On both nights, clearly-signed diversions will be in place. Joint replacement work on the viaduct is still required on the northbound exit slip road at junction 21 which will take the project into June but this will be limited to occasional overnight lane and slip road closures at weekends.

M6 Junction 32 Broughton Interchange

A project is being carried out to reduce congestion around the motorway junction which connects the M6 to the Blackpool-bound M55. Short lengths of the hard shoulder will be used to add an extra lane on the approach to and through the interchange – maintaining the two lane link onto the westbound M55 and adding a third lane for those staying on the northbound M6. Some daytime hard shoulder and overnight lane closures will be in place on both the M6 and M55 near the junction. Most of the work will take place during the daytime, with some overnight work. 

M6 Burton Services

Burton Services, between junctions 35 and 36 on the northbound side of the M6, will be closed from 8pm on Monday 19 May until 6am on Tuesday 20 May for bridge inspection work.

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 Wednesday 11 June. 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.

M57 Junction 2 Prescot to Junction 1 Huyton

The southbound side of the M57 between junctions 2 and 1 will be closed overnight for maintenance work from Monday 19 until Thursday 22 May. The work will take place between 10pm and 5am, and a diversion will be in place.

A66 Kirkby Thore to Long Marton

Temporary traffic lights will be in place for drainage work between 9.30am and 3.30pm from Tuesday 20 until Thursday 22 May.

A494 Chester

The exit slip roads from the A494 onto the A540 Parkgate Road in Chester will be closed between 8.55am and 10.30am for the Chester Half Marathon on Sunday 18 May. They may continue beyond the expected end time if necessary. A diversion will be in place.
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