Info for Southport Motorists on NorthWest Motorways for Monday 2 – Sunday 8 September 2013

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The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 30 August 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 Knutsford Services

Knutsford Services will be closed to traffic travelling on the northbound side of the M6 from 9pm on Wednesday 4 September until 5am on Thursday 5 September while barrier repairs are carried out to the entry slip road onto the M6.

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 February 2014

M53 Junction 11 Runcorn

The northbound entry slip road onto the M53 from the M56 will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 5am, from Wednesday 4 to Saturday 7 September for maintenance work. A diversion will be in place.

M55 Broughton Roundabout

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.

M60 Junction 11 Irlam

Maintenance work is being carried out at Junction 11 of the M60 which will require some slip roads to be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am. The project is due to be completed by Saturday 30 November. Diversions will be in place when slip roads are closed.

M60 Junction 25 Bredbury to Junction 1 Stockport

Overnight maintenance work is being carried out on both sides of the M60 between Junctions 25 and 1, which includes drainage work, improvements to junction signs and resurfacing. The work will take place between 10pm and 5am during weekdays and between 10pm and 7am at weekends, starting on Thursday 5 September, and will require some lane and slip road closures. It is due to be completed by Monday 16 December, and diversions will be in place when slip roads are closed.

A55 Nantwich

The entry slip road onto the eastbound side of the A55 from the A51 will be closed overnight for maintenance work, between 9pm and 5am, from Monday 2 to Friday 6 September. A diversion will be in place.

A66 Center Parcs to Temple Sowerby

Temporary traffic lights will be in place, along with a 40mph speed limit and lane closures, while work is carried out to resurface the A66 from Monday 2 to Sunday 8 September.

A590 / A5092 Greenodd

Work is taking place to build a new roundabout linking the A590 to the A5092 at Greenodd, with the aim of reducing congestion and improving safety. The A590 currently forms a T-junction with the A5092, with traffic having to pull into a gap in the central reservation to turn right towards Ulverston. The first phase of work involves building up the land around the junction ahead of construction work on the roundabout itself starting in the autumn. The project is due to be completed by February 2014.

A590 Lindale

Overnight work is taking place to resurface stretches of the A590 between Lindale and Gilpin Bridge. The work is being carried out between 8pm and 6am, and is due to be completed by mid-September. Temporary traffic lights will operate overnight, with drivers led in convoys past the roadworks, and diversions will be in place when sections of the road are closed.

– 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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