Info for Southport motorists on NW motorways Mon 29 April to Sun 5th May

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The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 26 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.

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 in the autumn. 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 occasionally to allow the work to be carried out safely. Clearly-signed diversions will be in place when the road is closed.

M62 Junction 10 / M6 Junction 21a Croft Interchange
A project is taking place to improve the slip roads from the M62 onto the M6 by resurfacing the roads, and installing new lighting and safety barriers. All of the work is being carried out overnight, between 10pm and 5am during the week and until 7am on Saturday and Sunday mornings. The project is taking place in stages and is due to be completed by the end of April. Clearly signed diversions will be in place when slip roads are closed.

A66 Dubwath to Thorthwaite
There are temporary lights in place along with lane closures in both directions for drainage repair work. The project is due to be completed by Friday 3May.

A590 Prior to Brettargh Holt
One lane will be closed on the eastbound side of the A590 between Prior and Brettargh Holt between 9.30am and 3.30pm while maintenance work is carried out to the footpath. The work is due to be completed by Friday 10 May.

A590 Backbarrow
A lane will be closed on the westbound side of the A590 between Wednesday 1 and Thursday 9 May while work takes place to upgrade the fencing on the rock face.

– 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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