M6 junction 19
We're making improvements to junction 19 of the M6.
M6 junction 18 to 20 Northbound
M6 junction 20 to 18 Southbound
M6 Southbound J19 traffic to A556 (diversion via M6 J18)
M6 Northbound J19 traffic to A556 (diversion via M6 J20)
A556 Northbound Closure from Junction with A5033
M56 Westbound Closure of J7 exit slip link to A556
A556 Southbound Closure from Junction for Bucklow Hill
A556 Southbound Closure from Junction for Bucklow Hill (For traffic heading to M6)
A556 Northbound Closure (from J19 Roundabout for traffic heading towards Manchester)
Entry Slip from Mere to A556 Southbound
A556 diversion - closure of right hand turn into Pickmere lane
This busy junction is currently used by around 65,000 vehicles each day and is in need of improvement to meet the expected increase in traffic coming from the M6 and the A556. This increase is further exacerbated by the expansion of Manchester Airport (Airport City) and the development of the Wythenshawe MediPark.
M6 junction 19 improvements are part of a wider collection of schemes to improve connections between Cheshire and South Manchester, including the completed A556 between Knutsford and Bowdon, the improved B5569, the M6 junction 16-19 smart motorway and the planned M56 junction 6-8 smart motorway.
As part of this project, we are:
- building a two-way link across the junction to allow better connection between the M6 and A556, including a new bridge spanning the M6 motorway within the roundabout
- renewing traffic signals on the roundabout and its approach roads and adding new traffic signals for the Tabley Hill Lane / Pickmere Lane junction
- adding new signs
- improving local access for walkers and cyclists using the junction
The improvements we’re making will reduce congestion in the future, improve safety and journey time reliability for all road users and increase connectivity between local areas. The project will also improve access for walkers and cyclists.
The A556 Trunk Road (M6 Junction 19 Improvement Northbound and Southbound Link Roads) Order 2019 - published in local press
Statement of Reasons (February 2019)
Planning Statement (February 2019)
Plan (February 2019)
M6 junction 19 - Notice of determination - February 2019
M6 junction 19 – Next Steps brochure 2019
Certified true copy of Statutory Instrument 2019 No. 0000 Higways England: The A556 Trunk Road (M6 Junction 19 Improvement Northbound and Southbound Link Roads) Order 2019