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  1. Published on: 14/04/2018 08:06 AMReported by: roving-eye
    The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 13 April 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: http://roads.highways.gov.uk/north-west

    M53 to M56 Stoak Interchange
    A 4 week project involving week night, 9pm to 5am, closures of the northbound M53 link road onto the eastbound M56 started on Tuesday (10 April). We’re resurfacing the link road to provide smoother journeys

    M53 Junction 3
    A maintenance project to repair the 2 bridges which carry the junction roundabout over the motorway is continuing with narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit. Sections of the roundabout itself will be closed overnight occasionally to resurface and re-waterproof the bridge decks. Four weekends of work to re-waterproof the bridge decks started on Friday 6 April with the first 2 weekends of work focusing on the north bridge and the following 2 weekends on the south bridge. Each weekend’s work – subject to a weather check on the Thursday before each weekend – will follow the following format:
    Fridays – 9pm to 5am – full closure of north or south bridge deck and exit slip road closure.
    Saturdays – 5am to 9pm – 1 lane closed over north or south bridge deck
    Saturdays – 9pm to 5am – full closure of bridge deck and exit slip closure
    Sundays – 5am to 4pm – 1 lane closed over bridge deck
    Sundays – 9pm to 5am – full closure of bridge deck and exit slip closure

    M53 Junctions 7 to 10 (Overpool to Stanlow)
    Resurfacing started in March with overnight carriageway closures in place between 8.30pm and 5am, Monday to Friday. The scheme is due to be completed this month.




    M53 Junction 9 (cycle improvement)
    Work is taking place to improve cycling facilities around the junction, including improving connectivity under the motorway. Work is taking place between 7.30am and 6pm during the week with some weekend work. The A5032 Station Road, Oil Sites Road and South Pier Road local roads may be affected by lane closures during the project and temporary 3-way traffic lights will also be required. Pedestrian paths under the motorway will be maintained throughout the work. The scheme is due to be completed in May.

    M56 Junctions 1 to 4 (Wythenshawe)
    Work to upgrade the safety barriers and improve drainage on the M56 started in March. 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.

    M57/M58 Switch Island
    Construction work is taking place on a £3 million scheme to improve journeys and safety at Switch Island. Improvements include changes to the road layout and lane markings, new traffic 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.

    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. Upcoming closures include:
    Southbound between junction 17 and junction 16 from 10pm to 6am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights (16, 17, 18 and 19 April)
    Southbound between junction 17 and junction 16 from 10pm to 8am on Friday night (20 April)
    Northbound between junction 16 and junction 17 from 10pm to 8am on Saturday night (21 April)

    M6 Junction 19 Knutsford
    Occasional work – such as ground investigations – is taking place as part of plans for a major improvement of the roundabout and junction. This requires occasional overnight lane and slip road closures.

    M6 Junction 20 (Swineyard Lane)
    Maintenance and repairs to the bridge which carries Swineyard Lane local road over the M6 at junction 20 near Sworton Heath, south of Lymm, started on Tuesday 3 April. The work is expected to last 9 months. Hard shoulder closures, narrowed lanes and a 50mph speed limit will be in place along both the northbound and southbound M6 to ensure the maintenance can be delivered safely. Most of the work will be done between 7am and 6pm each day, Monday to Saturday but with some overnight work needed – including full overnight motorway closures to establish and remove traffic management.

    M6 to M62 Croft Interchange
    From Monday (23 April) we’re resurfacing the link road from the northbound M6 to the westbound M62 in a 2 week project taking place between 8pm and 5am each night, Monday to Friday. Overnight closures of the link road will be needed to allow us to do this work safely – clearly-signed diversions will be in place.

    M6 Junctions 37 to 36 (Old Hutton)
    On Tuesday 3 April we started resurfacing all 3 lanes of the carriageway in a 7 week scheme. In addition, we are renewing the road markings and the road studs, replacing the traffic detection loops and replacing the expansion joints on Hutton Bridge. During the day, 2 lanes will always be open to traffic, sometimes using the hard shoulder. Between 8pm and 6am, the carriageway will be reduced to 1 lane. A 50mph speed limit will be in place past the road works.

    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. Overnight closures will take place between 10pm and 6am, and drivers will be able to follow clearly-signed diversion routes. Upcoming closures include:
    Anti-clockwise M60 between junction 15 and junction 12 – 10pm to 6am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights
    Westbound M62 between junction 20 and junction 18 – 10pm to 6am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights

    M60 junction 24 to junction 22
    We’re resurfacing the anti-clockwise carriageway in a month-long scheme which started on Wednesday (11 April). All the work will be done between 9pm and 5am each night with the anti-clockwise carriageway fully closed and a full-signed diversion in place.

    M61, junction 5 to junction 8
    Overnight – 8pm to 5am – work to renew lane markings along both the northbound and southbound M61 will start on Monday (16 April). The 4 weeks of work will take place in phases along each carriageway and usually only require lane closures. However, slip road closures will be needed at times with clearly-signed diversion routes in place.

    M66 Junctions 1 to 2 (Bury)
    A project is taking place to deliver resurfacing, new drainage and new safety barriers along the northbound carriageway. All the work is taking place overnight – between 8pm and 5am – from Monday to Friday only. There will be nightly closures of the northbound carriageway for around two months. A clearly-signed diversion will be in place using the A58 and A56.

    M67 Denton Island to junction 3
    A 3 month project to renew the safety barriers in the verge of both the eastbound and westbound carriageways – as well as the central reservation – between the start of the M67 at Denton Island Interchange (with junction 24 of the M60) and junction 3 started on 19 March. All the work will be done overnight between 8pm and 5am, Monday to Friday. Lane closures will be needed frequently as well occasional slip road closures – with clearly signed diversions in place.

    A585 M55 to Windy Harbour
    Resurfacing and other repairs are taking place along a mile-long section of the route around Greenhalgh with nightly (8pm to 6am) closures between the M55 and Windy Harbour junctions, and with a clearly-signed diversion in place. Access will be maintained for residents and emergency services. Overnight surveys are also taking place to provide information for the A585 Windy Harbour to Skippool project. Lane closures will be in place overnight between 8pm and 6am along short sections of the route with temporary traffic lights in place where needed. The scheme is due to be completed later this month.

    A66 Threlkeld to Scales
    An overnight resurfacing scheme on the A66 from Threlkeld Cricket Club to the layby east of the Wallthwaite junction resumed on Monday 9 April with overnight use of temporary traffic lights and some convoy working.
     

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