Info for Southport motorists on NW motorways for Monday 18 to Sunday 24 August
The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 15 August and 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 16 Barthomley
Overnight work is underway to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow at junction 16 of the M6. The scheme will provide a third lane on the north and southbound exit slip roads and the approach on the A500. Additional traffic lights will also be installed. There will be some overnight closures of slip roads and the A500 and B5078 at different stages of the project. A temporary speed limit of 50mph is also in place, and the project is expected to be completed by the middle of December.
M6 Junctions 20 to 21 Thelwall Viaduct
Work on the Thelwall Viaduct has almost been completed, and the temporary contraflow lane, 40mph speed limit and narrow lanes have now been removed. Joint replacement work on the viaduct is still required on the northbound exit slip road at junction 21 but this will be limited to occasional overnight lane and slip road closures at weekends.
M6 Junction 32 Broughton Interchange
A project is being carried out to reduce congestion around the motorway junction which connects the M6 to the Blackpool-bound M55. There will be narrow lanes, plus some overnight slip road and carriageway closures until the project is completed in October.
M6 Junction 33 Lancaster
The southbound exit slip road will be closed overnight for barrier repairs from 9pm on Tuesday 19 August until 5am on Wednesday 20 August. A signed diversion will be in place.
M56 Junction 12 Runcorn to Junction 14 Helsby
Work is taking place to resurface the westbound carriageway of the M56 between junction 12 at Runcorn and junction 14 at Helsby. The work will also include the replacement of worn road markings on the eastbound carriageway. All of the resurfacing will be done overnight between 10pm and 5am, Mondays to Fridays. Lane closures and some overnight diversions will be in place. During the day, drivers may also notice some hard shoulder closures associated with the work.
M60 Junction 8 Sale to M62 Junction 20 Rochdale
A major project is taking place to cut congestion and improve journey times on parts of the M60 and the M62 in Greater Manchester. The first stage of the smart motorway project will see engineers carry out site surveys and ground investigation work, with a 50mph limit in place for the safety of workers and drivers.
M60 Junction 24 Denton
Phase two of the Denton Island improvements is underway at junction 24 of the M60, where the motorway meets the M67 and the A57– a key commuter route into Manchester city centre. The whole project is due to be completed by Friday 19 December with most of the work carried out overnight. Some road and lane closures will be necessary.
Temporary traffic lights will operate from 9.30am to 3.30pm while work is carried out on the street lights near Portinscale. The scheme is taking place between Monday 18 and Wednesday 20 August.
There will be temporary traffic lights in place for boundary fence work on the footpath / cycleway around the junction with Great Clifton between 9.30am and 4.00pm, until Sunday 31 August. There will be a temporary 40mph speed limit past the roadworks.
There will be temporary traffic lights in place from 9am to 4pm to take down and rebuild sections of a collapsed wall near Parton, until Thursday 21 August.
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