The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 28 March 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.
M6 Junction 16 Crewe to Junction 19 Knutsford
Sections of the hard shoulder on the M6 between Crewe and Knutsford will be closed while drainage, structural and other surveys are carried out. Some lane closures will also been needed overnight, although the motorway will remain open at all times. The scheme is due to be completed by Friday 2 May.
M6 Junctions 20 to 21 Thelwall Viaduct
A scheme is taking place to replace expansion joints along the Thelwall Viaduct. There will be some overnight closures to install a contraflow system, which will help keep four lanes in each direction of the motorway while the work is carried out. When one of the bridges is being worked on, three lanes will run almost normally but with the fourth lane switched onto the opposite carriageway. All of the lanes will be narrowed during the work, with a 40mph speed limit in place.
M6 Junctions 32 Broughton to 33 Lancaster
Work is taking place to repair a motorway bridge along the northbound side of the M6, north of Preston. The work on the bridge, which carries the M6 over Whittingham Lane at Broughton, will require the northbound carriageway to be closed overnight on Friday 28 and Sunday 30 March from 10pm until 6am the following morning. The two weekend closures of the eastbound link road will take place between 10pm on Friday 21 March and 6am on Monday 24 March, and between 10pm on Friday 28 March and 6am on Monday 31 March. During the closures, clearly-signed diversions will be in place:
M6 Junctions 36 Kirby Lonsdale to 38 Brough
The northbound side of the motorway between junction 36 and 38 will be closed overnight for two nights on Monday 31 March and Tuesday 1 April while bridge repair work is carried out on the bridge over the River Lune. The northbound carriageway will be closed between 8pm and 6am, with the diversion taking motorists back onto the motorway at junction 39 near Shap.
M6 Junction 38 Tebay
A contraflow system is in place on the M6 near Junction 38 at Tebay as part of a major refurbishment of a motorway bridge which carries the M6 over the River Lune. Southbound traffic will be directed into lanes on the northbound carriageway while the bridge is closed for the repairs. Two lanes will run in each direction and a 40mph speed limit will be in place. The project is due to be completed by mid-April.
M6 Junction 39 Shap
The exit northbound exit slip road at junction 39 will be closed overnight for resurfacing for up to a week, between 8pm and 6am, from Friday 28 March. Lane one of the main northbound carriageway will also be closed overnight past the exit slip with a 50mph speed limit in place.
M6 Junctions 41 Wigton to 42 Carlisle
Work is taking place to replace road markings and reflective road studs on the M6 between Wigton and Carlisle. All the work will be done overnight – between 8pm and 6am each night - along short sections of the carriageway. A full overnight closure of the northbound carriageway at junction 41 will be required from 8pm on Saturday 5 April until 6am on Sunday 6 April. Drivers will need to leave the motorway on the exit slip road and re-join it from the entry slip road.
M55 Junction 1 Preston
The exit and entry slip roads at junction 1 will be closed overnight for maintenance work from Friday 4 until Wednesday 16 April. The work will be carried out between 8pm and 6am, with a diversion in place.
M56 Junctions 8 Altrincham to 9 Lymm
A project is taking place to install a new concrete safety barrier along a half-a-mile section of the M56. Drainage improvements and resurfacing work will also be carried out, and the scheme is due to be completed by Friday 16 May. The motorway will remain open at all times but with a lane three closure throughout the project. Lane two of the carriageway in each direction will also close overnight throughout the project. Drivers will be able to use the hard shoulder as a running lane throughout the work, and a 50mph speed limit will be in place.
Resurfacing work is taking place on parts of the westbound side of the A66 dual carriageway around Brough. All the work is taking place between 8pm and 6am each night to minimise inconvenience to road users, with a 40mph speed limit past the roadworks.
Sections of the A556 between the M56 and M6 will be closed overnight for three nights while essential maintenance work is carried out, including tackling potholes and carry out kerb and drainage repairs. Both the northbound and southbound carriageways will be closed between the M56 and Mere Crossroads from 10.30pm until 5.30am on Friday 28 March and again on Saturday 29 March. Both carriageways will also be closed from Mere Crossroads to the M6 junction at Knutsford overnight on Sunday 30 March. Diversions will be in place.
There will be temporary traffic lights and lane closures on the A590 between the A595 Askam Road roundabout and the Park Road roundabout for drainage and refurbishment work. The scheme is due to be completed by the end of March.
Resurfacing work on the A590 Canal Street in Ulverston between Booths Roundabout and the junction with Swan Street is due to begin on Monday 31 March and be completed by Friday 11 April. The work will be carried out overnight between 7.30pm and 6am to minimise disruption, with vehicles in each direction taking it in turns to travel through the roadworks. A temporary 10mph speed limit will be in place, along with a diversion for wide vehicles.
Pedestrians and cyclists in Egremont will soon benefit from a new signal-controlled toucan crossing to help them cross the A595. The work to install the crossing is being carried out from 9.30am to 3.30pm each day, and temporary traffic lights will be in place along with a 40mph speed limit.
A project is taking place to upgrade street lights along the A595, south of Whitehaven, and should be completed by the end of March. All the work will be taking place between 9.30am and 3.30pm to minimise inconvenience to road users, and temporary traffic signals will be in place.