If you’re planning to get out and about on the region’s roads between Monday, September 28th, and Sunday, October 4th, here’s a list of planned and on-going roadworks you’ll need to know about.
Highways England has issued the following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements but stress it 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,” said a spokesman.
M56 Junction 11 Daresbury
A major project is taking place to tackle congestion at junction 11 of the M56 near Daresbury. Signed diversions will be in place when roads are closed.
M6 Junction 24 and 25 Ashton and Bryn
A £945,000 scheme to resurface sections of the main carriageway and slip roads around these junctions has begun and will be completed by Tuesday, October 6th. All the work is overnight – between 9pm and 6am – involving single slip road closures (junction 24 slip roads and the junction 25 southbound entry slip road) and lane closures on the main carriageway.
M6 Junction 38 Brough to Junction 39 Shap
Work to resurface sections of the southbound carriageway near Tebay Services started last Monday. Contractors will also install new reflective road studs, replace road markings and carry out repairs to two bridges. Two lanes will be open to traffic during the day, between 6am and 8pm, and one lane overnight, between 8pm and 6am. The project is due to be completed by the end of October.
M60 Junction 8 Sale to M62 Junction 20 Rochdale
A major scheme is taking place to cut congestion and improve journey times on parts of the M60 and the M62 in Greater Manchester. The scheme will require some overnight closures affecting the full carriageway and slip roads, with a 50mph limit in place for the safety of workers and drivers. The project is due to be completed in autumn 2017
M62 Junction 10/M6 Junction 21a Croft Interchange
The exit slip roads from the westbound M62 onto the northbound M6, and from the eastbound M62 onto the southbound M6 will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am while repair work takes place on motorway bridges. Drivers will be able to follow signed diversion routes. Narrow lanes and a temporary 50mph speed limit will also be in place on the slip roads during the day. The scheme is due to be completed in December.
A £1.7m. project to resurface the main road to the Port of Liverpool started in August. A 2.5 mile stretch of the A5036 is being resurfaced from the junction with the M57 and M58, known as Switch Island, to the junction with Hawthorne Road. All of the work will be carried out overnight to keep disruption to a minimum, and signed diversions will be in place when short stretches of the road are closed.
A55/A483 Roundabout, Chester
Work has now been largely completed with the junction fully-open to drivers. Some snagging work and installation of street lights remains, which will be carried out using overnight lane closures only.
A556 Knutsford to Bowdon
A £192m. project is being carried out to create a new dual carriageway linking the M56 to the M6 in Cheshire. A temporary 40mph speed limit is currently in place between Bucklow Hill and Bowdon, and the new dual carriageway is expected to open in winter 2016/17. The project entered a new phase of work last Monday with the following traffic management:
re of Cherry Tree Lane off the A556 for six months
Closure of junction 8 (a single slip road from the A556 onto the westbound M56) for four weeks for bridge works
Overnight closures of the A556 in both directions (week nights only) between Bucklow Hill and Bowdon View roundabout up to Friday (October 2nd.
A585 (Anchorsholme Lane)
Overnight work to resurface parts of the junction between the A585 and Anchorsholme Lane will be taking place between 9pm on Friday, October 2nd, and 6am on Saturday, October 3rd. New road markings will also be provided along with an additional speed limit sign to improve safety. Temporary traffic signals will be in place during the overnight work.
A585 Skippool to Singleton
Work begins on Monday, September 28th, on an 11 to 12-week scheme to improve drainage and paths along this section of the route. Work will take place around the clock but temporary traffic signals will only be used overnight. The project should be completed before December 18th.
Temporary traffic lights are in use on the A590, west of Lindal for maintenance work which should be completed by Monday, September 28th.
A595 (south of Workington)
Work to replace drainage and improve paths started at the beginning of September. between the junction with the A66 at Bridgefoot and further south at Winscales, and is due to be completed by Friday, October 16th. Work will be delivered using off-peak traffic signals between 9.30am and 3.30pm and 8pm and 6am each day.