Roadworks for the North West: August 26 - September 1

Motorway Bridge at Junction 33 (Galgate) of M6.
Motorway Bridge at Junction 33 (Galgate) of M6.

Road users are being advised of a number of roadworks across the North West.

The Highways Agency list, effective from Monday, August 26 until Sunday, September 1.

A spokesman said: “The Highways Agency will be helping holidaymakers by keeping traffic moving over the August Bank Holiday Weekend, ensuring that 98 per cent of England’s motorways and other strategic roads are free of roadworks.”

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 February 2014.

M55 Broughton Roundabout:

Lancashire County Council is carrying out improvement work at the roundabout linking Junction 1 of the M55 with the A6 at Broughton to reduce delays at one of Preston’s worst congestion hotspots.

The scheme will widen the junctions with the A6, add traffic controls to all junctions, and make it safer to use for pedestrians and cyclists by installing new crossings while retaining the existing subways.

The work is expected to be completed by December.

M56 Junctions 1 with M60 to 3, Baguley, South Manchester:

A maintenance and repair project is taking place on a motorway bridge over a railway line in South Manchester.

The eight-month scheme to repair the bridge - which carries the M56 Sharston Link over the Cheadle Branch railway line - is due to be completed by October.

It involves replacing the existing parapets, repairing abutments, installing new expansion joints and bearings maintenance.

Drivers are being advised that both the eastbound and westbound carriageways of the M56 between Junction 1 with the M60 and Junction 3 at Baguley, as well as junction slip roads, will be closed overnight, from 9pm until 5am, to allow the work to be carried out safely.

Clearly-signed diversions will be in place when the road is closed.

M56 Junction 14 Stanlow:

The exit slip road on the eastbound side of the M56 will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 5am, for maintenance work from Wednesday 28 August until Sunday 1 September. A diversion will be in place.

M60 Junction 5 Wythenshawe:

The exit slip road on the clockwise side of the M60 which connects to the A5103 will be closed for maintenance work from 9pm on Tuesday 27 August until 5am on Wednesday 28 August. A diversion will be in place.

M60 Junction 11 Irlam:

Maintenance work is being carried out at Junction 11 of the M60 which will require some slip roads to be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am.

The project is due to be completed by Saturday 30 November. Diversions will be in place when slip roads are closed.

M60 Junction 25 Bredbury:

The entry slip road on the anticlockwise side of the M60 will be closed overnight, from 9pm to 5am, for maintenance work from Wednesday 28 August until Saturday 31 August. A diversion will be in place.

M62 Junction 20 Oldham and Rochdale:

Work is taking place to upgrade lighting and safety barriers around Junction 20 of the M62 at the interchange with the A627(M).

The three-month project is due to be completed by Friday 30 August, ahead of the August bank holiday weekend. Some overnight closures of the eastbound entry and westbound exit slip roads will be needed to allow the work to be done safely.

Traffic will be diverted to Junction 19 when the slip roads are closed.

M65 Junction 5 Shadsworth:

The entry slip road on the eastbound side of the M65 will be closed overnight for resurfacing work from 9pm on Tuesday 27 August until 5am on Wednesday 28 August. A diversion will be in place.

A590/A5092 Greenodd:

Work is taking place to build a new roundabout linking the A590 to the A5092 at Greenodd, with the aim of reducing congestion and improving safety.

The A590 currently forms a T-junction with the A5092, with traffic having to pull into a gap in the central reservation to turn right towards Ulverston.

The first phase of work involves building up the land around the junction ahead of construction work on the roundabout itself starting in the autumn. The project is due to be completed by February 2014.

A590 Lindale:

Overnight work is taking place to resurface stretches of the A590 between Lindale and Gilpin Bridge.

The work is being carried out between 8pm and 6am, and is due to be completed by mid-September.

No work will take place during the late summer bank holiday weekend (Thursday 22 August to Tuesday 27 August), and diversions will be in place when sections of the road are closed.

Temporary traffic lights will operate overnight, with drivers led in convoys past the roadworks.