North West Roadworks Update

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Roadworks information for Highways Agency roads in the North West – seven days beginning Monday 20August 2012.


M61, Junctions 4 to 5 Bolton

Work to install a new concrete barrier in the central reservation of the M61 between Junctions 4 and 5 is due to begin on Monday 20 August.  A 50 mph speed limit will be in place through the roadworks, and there will be some lane closures overnight and at weekends.


M60/A34 South Manchester / Cheadle

A major project is underway between Junctions 4 and 2 of the M60 and along the A34 to reduce congestion and improve safety.

Various traffic restrictions are currently in place including daytime hard shoulder closures along the M60 anti-clockwise for 2 miles, and a 50mph speed limit through narrowed lanes, and overnight closures of slip roads, Sharston link road and M60 anti-clockwise carriageway from 9pm to 5am weekdays and 9pm to 7am at weekends. 

Overnight closures will affect:

  • M56 eastbound Sharston Link between Junctions 3 and 1 
  • M60 anticlockwise between Junctions 5 and 3
  • The entry slip road from the northbound A34 onto the anti-clockwise M60 at Junction 3
  • M60 Junction Junction 3 anti-clockwise exit slip road onto the southbound A34
  • M60 Junction 3 clockwise exit slip which merges with the anti-clockwise exit slip before meeting the southbound A34.  

 Work is expected to be completed by Friday 5 October.

M55, Junctions 1 to 4, Preston to Blackpool

Overnight work to repair sections of the M55 between Preston and Blackpool is taking place between 8pm and 6am and involves lane and slip road closures. There will be a 50mph speed limit past roadworks and, where slip roads are closed, signed diversions will be in place. The project is due to be completed by Friday 24 August.

M6 Junction 27, Standish

Work is taking place between Friday 15 June and Thursday 23 August when lane three in each direction will be closed around the clock. During this phase there will be narrowed lanes and a 50mph speed limit. The hard shoulder will be used as an additional running lane to ensure three lanes of carriageway are maintained in each direction. Installation and removal of traffic management at the beginning and end of the second phase of the work will require the northbound exit and southbound access slip roads to be closed overnight. Clearly-signed diversions will be in place during these times.

A5036, Bootle

The A5036 Church Road will be closed overnight between Netherton Way and the roundabout leading onto Bridge Road until Saturday 25 August for resurfacing work. The work will be carried out between 10pm and 5am and a diversion will be in place.


 A663 Chadderton

There is a 30mph speed limit for all traffic on the A663 between Whitegate

Lane and Milton Drive until the end of August, while junction construction and improvement work is carried out.


M6 Junction 31

Drivers are warned of possible delays in the Fulwood area of Preston around the M6 Junction 31a as two extra lanes are added to the motorway slip road, which takes traffic from the motorway onto Bluebell Way. Traffic signals will also be added to the roundabout. The work is being carried out by the council on behalf of the Homes and Communities Agency.

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