Planned roadworks in the North West – summary for Monday 20 to Sunday 26 March 2017
The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 17 March 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. Drivers looking for roadworks information (such as overnight carriageway closures) for individual schemes should now visit www.trafficengland.com. Some of our larger schemes have project pages giving other information. These can now be accessed from a dedicated regional page: http://roads.highways.gov.uk/north-west
M53 junctions 1 to 2 (Wallasey to Upton)
Work to upgrade the safety barrier in the central reservation between junctions 1 and 2 on the M53 started on Monday 6 February. Lane closures will be in place overnight, with some full carriageway closures later in the project.
M56 junctions 10 to 11 (Stretton to Preston Brook)
Work to upgrade the safety barrier and paint new road markings on the M56 near Warrington started on Monday 30 January. Lane closures will be in place overnight between 8pm and 5am, Monday to Friday. The project is due to be completed by the end of March.
M6 junctions 16 to 19 (Cheshire smart motorway)
Work is underway to upgrade the M6 to a smart motorway between Crewe and Knutsford, converting the hard shoulder to an extra lane and introducing new variable speed limits. Narrow lanes and a temporary 50mph speed limit are in place for the safety of drivers and workers. Overnight lane closures are in place this week on both carriageways.
M6 junction 21a/M62 junction 10 (Croft Interchange)
Construction work is taking place on a major project to tackle congestion and improve the flow of traffic between the M6 and M62 at Croft Interchange. A 50mph speed limit, backed by average speed cameras, will be in place along main carriageways of both the M6 and M62 and interchange link roads. Some overnight slip road closures will also take place.
M6 junctions 21a to 23 (Croft Interchange to St Helens)
The northbound carriageway will be closed for resurfacing work on Saturday 25 March between 10pm and 7am. A diversion will be in place.
M6 junctions 29 to 30 (M65 to M61 interchanges)
Overnight resurfacing work is taking place on the M6 between 8pm and 5am, Monday to Friday. Clearly signed diversions will be in place, and the scheme is due to be completed in May.
M6 junction 33 to 34 Lancaster
Lancashire County Council’s new link road between junction 34 of the M6 and Heysham has now opened but finishing work will require lane and hard shoulder closures along the M6 through junction 34 to continue for the time being.
M60 junction 8 to M62 junction 20 (Sale to Rochdale)
A major smart motorway scheme is taking place to cut congestion and improve journey times on parts of the M60 and the M62 in Greater Manchester. The scheme involves overnight slip road and carriageway closures, with narrow lanes and a temporary 50mph speed limit in place for the safety of drivers and road workers. Details on overnight closures are available at https://www.facebook.com/smartmotorwaysmanchester.
M602 junction 2 Eccles
The westbound entry slip road will be closed for three nights from Monday 20 March for maintenance work.
A556 Knutsford to Bowdon
A new £192 million dual carriageway linking junction 19 of the M6 at Knutsford and junction 7 of the M56 at Bowdon opened on Monday 6 March. The following overnight closures will be in place while work takes place to complete the scheme:
- The southbound carriageway of the new A556 from M56 junction 7 at Bowdon to M6 junction 19 will be closed from 9pm to 5am on for 4 nights from Wednesday 15 March, along with the slip roads at junctions 7 and 8 of the M56.
- The northbound carriageway of the A556 from M6 junction 19 to M56 junction 7 at Bowdon will be closed overnight from 9pm to 5am for 3 nights from Wednesday 15 March, along with the southbound exit slip road at junction 19 of the M6.
A585 West Drive to Fleetwood Cycleway
Work is taking place on a new shared footpath and cycleway between West Drive and Fleetwood. Narrow lanes and a temporary 30mph speed limit are being used along the route to help provide a safe space for workers constructing the new shared paths. Work will take place between 7am and 7pm each day with occasional overnight work. The project is due to be completed by the end of March.
A585 Amounderness Way, Thornton
Temporary traffic lights will be in place between West Drive and Bourne Way until Saturday 8 April for maintenance and inspection work.
A590 Lindal in Furness
Work is being carried out to tackle flooding between Pennington Lane and Bank End Cottages. 24hr temporary traffic lights are now in place until late March.
A590 Brettargh Holt to Newby Bridge
Lane closures will be in place 24 hours a day while junction improvement work is carried out by the A5074. The scheme is due to be completed by the end of March.
A590 Foulshaw Moss
There will be temporary traffic lights in place while construction work is carried out at the junction. The scheme is due to be completed by the end of March.
A66 Bassenthwaite Lake
A contraflow system is in place while work is carried out on the embankment in the central reservation next to Bass Lake. The scheme is due to be completed in the spring.
A66 Thornthwaite (Osprey Site)
Flood resilience work is continuing with overnight carriageway closures in place between 8pm and 6am until the end of March. Clearly-signed diversions are in place. During the day, temporary traffic lights are in use along with a 40mph speed limit.
A66 Marron Bridge
Maintenance is underway on Marron Bridge, between Broughton Cross and Bridgefoot. Overnight closures are in place between 9pm and 5am, with a clearly-signed diversion. Due to the temporary bridging plates, a 30mph speed limit backed by speed cameras is required during the day. The project is due to be completed in March.
Resurfacing and drainage work is taking place on the eastbound carriageway at Brough. Overnight slip road closures will be in place between 8pm and 6am, along with lane closures 24 hours a day.
B6167 Lancashire Hill (M60 junction 1 to 27 Cycleway improvement scheme)
A 24 hour lane closure and footpath closure will be place on the B6167 Lancashire Hill between the junctions of Nicholson Street and Knightsbridge from 8 March for ten weeks for a cycle improvement scheme.
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