Info for Southport Motorists on Northwest motorways Monday 9th – Sunday 15th September 2013 September 6th, 2013 admin Latest News Latest Uncategorized Shares Comments Info for Southport Motorists on Northwest motorways Monday 9th – Sunday 15th September 2013 The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 6 September 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 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 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. M58 Bootle to Wigan A project will start on Sunday 15 September to carry out repairs to the entire length of the M58 between Bootle and Wigan. All of the work will be carried out overnight and will also include replacing reflective road studs and road markings. The work will take place between 10pm and 5am, or until 7am at weekends, and is due to be completed by Sunday 13 October. Diversions will be in place when slip roads or parts of the motorway carriageway are 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, 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. M66 Junctions 1 to 2 Bury A project to tackle potholes and other wear and tear along the M66 near Bury, is taking place between Tuesday 17 September and Thursday 10 October. The work will be carried out overnight, and will require the closure of the northbound and southbound carriageways for up to ten nights each. All of the work will take place between 10pm and 5am during weekdays, or until 7am at weekends. Diversions will be in place when the motorway is closed. A55 Chester Resurfacing work on the eastbound side of the A55 at the Vicars Cross roundabout, where the A55 meets the A51, will start on Friday 13 September and is due to be completed by Friday 20 September. All the work will be carried out overnight, between 10pm and 5am, and will require some road closures. A diversion will be in place when the road is closed. A66 Penrith A project to repair and resurface a two-mile section of the eastbound side of the A66 between Kemplay and Brougham near Penrith will begin on Monday 9 September. All the work will be carried out overnight, between 8pm and 6am, and one lane of the dual carriageway will remain open at all times. Drivers will be led through the roadworks in convoys, and a single lane closure will remain in place for safety reasons during the day. The project is due to be completed by Thursday 19 September. A590 Kendal A project to upgrade safety barriers on the eastbound side of the A590, between the roundabout for the A591 and Junction 36 of the M6, will begin on Sunday 15 September. Lane One of the dual carriageway will be closed to traffic, and a 50mph speed limit will be in place. The entire three-mile stretch will also be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am, for two nights from Sunday 15 until Tuesday 17 September, and for another two nights in October. A diversion will be in place when the road is closed. 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. A595 between Beckermet Junction and Calderbridge There will be daytime two way traffic signals with four way lights at the junction for safe access to utility works from 9.30am to 3.30pm on Sunday 15 September. – 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. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Related Comments comments!