Info for Southport Motorists on NortWest Motorways Monday 15th to Sunday 21st July 2013

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The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 12 July 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

M55 Junction 1 Broughton

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.

M62 Junction 20 Oldham and Rochdale

Work is taking place to upgrade lighting and safety barriers around Junction 20 of the M62 at the interchange with the A627(M). The three-month project is due to be completed by Friday 30 August, ahead of the August bank holiday weekend. Some overnight closures of the eastbound entry and westbound exit slip roads will be needed to allow the work to be done safely. Traffic will be diverted to Junction 19 when the slip roads are closed.

A590 Lindal-in-Furness to Meathop

Drainage work is being carried out on sections of the A590 at Lindal-in-Furness, Newby Bridge, Rusland Pool, Greenodd and Meathop. Some lane closures with temporary traffic lights will be required, along with reduced speed limits. The work will be carried out in stages from Monday 15 July until Friday 9 August.

A590 Newby Bridge

A month-long Highways Agency project to improve safety is underway along the A590 at Newby Bridge in Cumbria. The project involves rock face netting, rock catch netting and new safety barriers along a section of the dual carriageway at Backbarrow, just west of Newby Bridge village. One lane of the westbound carriageway will be closed for the duration of the project and there will be a temporary speed limit of 30mph. The work is due to be completed by Thursday 8 August.

A5036 Liverpool

Overnight resurfacing work is taking place on the section of the A5036 between Liverpool Docks and the junctions for the M57 and M58 from Thursday 11 July. The project will see either the westbound or eastbound side of the road closed between 10pm and 5am, with diversions in place. The scheme is due to be completed by Wednesday 17 July.

– 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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