Planned North West roadworks – Monday 12 to Sunday 18 November 2018
Written by Sam Martin on 11/11/2018
The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 9 November 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. 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: https://highwaysengland.co.uk/regions/north-west
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. The scheme is due to be completed in spring 2019. Full overnight carriageway closures (southbound only) next week:
- M6 junction 19 to junction 18 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights (12, 13, 14, and 15 November, 10pm to 6am)
- M6 junction 19 to junction 18 on Friday and Saturday nights (16 and 17 November, 10pm to 8am)
- M6 junction southbound 19 exit slip road will be closed on Sunday night (18 November) from 10pm to 6am
M6 Junction 20 (Swineyard Lane)
Maintenance and repair work is taking place to the bridge which carries Swineyard Lane over the M6 at junction 20 near Sworton Heath, south of Lymm. Hard shoulder closures, narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit will be in place in both directions to ensure the maintenance scheme can be delivered safely. The scheme is due to be finished by the end of December.
M56 Junctions 1 to 4 Sharston Link
Work is taking place to upgrade the safety barriers and improve drainage on the M56. Temporary narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit will be in place during the project and some overnight lane and carriageway closures will also be needed. The scheme is due to be finished in the autumn.
M56 Junctions 11 to 12
Temporary narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit are in place under the A533 Expressway while bridge maintenance work takes place. The scheme is due to be completed in early 2019.
M57/M58 Switch Island
Construction work is taking place on a £3 million scheme to improve journeys and safety at Switch Island. All of the work will take place overnight to minimise disruption to drivers and the scheme is due to be completed by the end of winter 2018/19.
M60 junctions 8 to 18
Overnight resurfacing work is taking place on the M60 to provide smoother journeys for drivers. Parts of the motorway will be closed overnight between 10pm and 5am, Monday to Friday, with clearly-signed diversions in place. The scheme is due to be finished in the winter.
M62 Junctions 10 to 12
Work is taking place to upgrade the M62 to a smart motorway between Warrington and Eccles, 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. The scheme is due to be completed in spring 2020.
A66 Bassenthwaite Lake
The westbound section of the dual carriageway is closed for Forestry Commission works until the end of November. A contraflow system is in operation.
A £390,000 project is taking place to add a dedicated right turn lane to the junction for Thornthwaite village to improve safety at the junction. Temporary traffic lights will be in place between 8.30am and 5pm each day, and the junction itself will be closed for the duration of the project. The scheme is due to be completed by Christmas.