Planned road works in the North West

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday, May 29 and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 29th May 2015, 5:43 pm
The M6 south of junction 35 Carnforth
The M6 south of junction 35 Carnforth

All Highways Agency improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.

M6 Junction 16 Crewe and Junction 18 Holmes Chapel

Work is taking place to repair two bridges, which carry Congleton Road and Betchton Road over the M6. Lane closures and a 50mph limit will be in place along sections of the M6 while the work is taking place. More information is available at:

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M6 Junction 17 Sandbach

A major project is being carried out to reduce congestion and allow for faster journey times through junction 17 of the M6, including building a new roundabout and a new link road from the A534 to the M6. Work is taking place overnight between 8pm and 5am during the week, and until 7am at weekends. Some lane closures will also be in place, along with a 40mph speed limit on the A534. More information is available at

M53 Junction 2 Moreton

A project is taking place to upgrade the bridges on the section of the M53 at junction 2, removing weight restrictions and reinstating lanes. The southbound exit and entry slip roads are currently closed to all traffic. A 50mph speed limit and narrow lanes are in place. The scheme is due to be completed by the end of August.

M56 Junction 11 Daresbury

A major project is taking place to tackle congestion at junction 11 of the M56 near Daresbury. Clearly signed diversions will be in place when roads are closed.

M60 Junction 26 to Junction 1 Stockport

A 3 mile stretch of the motorway carriageway and hard shoulder in both directions will be resurfaced in 3 weeks of overnight carriageway closures starting on Monday (1 June). The project is being carried out overnight from 10pm until 5am during weekdays, and until 7am at weekends. When a carriageway is closed the parallel A560 local road will be used for diversions.

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. The project webpage is here:

A55/A483 Roundabout, Chester

Drivers travelling between Chester and Wrexham are being encouraged to avoid the roundabout that links the A55 to the A483 while work takes place to upgrade the junction. There are currently lane closures on the roundabout while work takes place to increase the number of lanes from 3 to 4. More information is available on the project web page at: The scheme is due to be completed by the end of June.

A556 Bowdon to Knutsford

A £192 million 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. Overnight, 9pm to 5am, closures of the A556 between Bowdon Roundabout and Bucklow Hill are currently taking place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday until the morning of Tuesday 9 June. The project web page:

A585 Dock Street to Morrisons Roundabout

Between Monday (I June) and Thursday (4 June) there will be night time traffic signals in place – 8pm to 5am – for work to replace of column heads.

A585 Morrisons Roundabout to Shard Lights

Between Thursday (4 June) and Tuesday (9 June) there will be night time traffic signals in place 8pm to 5am - for work to replace column heads.

A595 Calder Bridge

Resurfacing of the carriageway and footpath as well as drainage repairs will be taking place between Calder Bridge and the junction with the B5345 from Monday (1 June) for around 12 weeks. Off-peak temporary traffic lights will be in place during the day for 7 weeks and overnight for the duration of the project. A news release can be found here:

A66 Keswick

Work to repair drainage along the A66 around the junction with the A591 near Keswick will start on Monday (1 June) with temporary traffic lights in use – mainly during off-peak hours. The work is due to be completed on Tuesday 30 June. A news release for the project can be found here: