North West - Maintenance schemes

Maintenance schemes taking place in the North West region.

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We plan to resurface the carriageway on the M6 between junctions 19 and 20. This will take place on both sides of the carriageway, and will include the replacement of road markings, road studs and traffic loops. Our aim is to ensure we keep the network safe and operational, as well as improving journeys for our customers. 

The surfacing work will be carried out in the following phases. To ensure we deliver the surfacing work simultaneously with other projects in the area, there will be a break within the programme of work:

Location

Dates

Traffic management

M6 southbound between junctions 20 and 19

From 30 September to 21 October

Overnight lane closures between the hours of 9pm to 5am (extended to 7am at weekends)

 

M6 southbound between junctions 20 and 19

From 16 to 18 October

24-hour lane closure will be in place. This is to ensure the repairs have set before allowing road users onto the new surface.

M6 northbound between junctions 19 to 20

 

From 16 to 30 November

 

Overnight lane closures between the hours of 9pm to 5am (extended to 7am at weekends)

 

Associated slip road and link road closures at M6 junction 20 will also be required and localised signed diversion route will be in place. 

We’re due to resurface the carriageway on the M6 between junctions 42 and 43. The work will take place on both sides of the carriageway and will include the replacement of road markings.

The surfacing work is essential to keep the network safe and operational for our customers. This will also help to support a scheme to replace the safety barrier soon. The programme of work to replace the safety barrier has not yet been confirmed, however further communication will be provided closer to the time. 

The carriageway surfacing work is due to start on or shortly after 21 September 2020 for approximately 11 weeks. Most of the work will be undertaken overnight between 8pm and 5am. Some daytime work will also take place to progress our work as much as possible.

For safety purposes, 24-hour lane closures and a reduced speed limit of 50mph will be in place. Associated slip road closures at junction 42 are also required and localised signed diversion routes will be in place. Dates for all slip road closures will be displayed in advance on site.

Work to replace Orrell Foobridge is about to start.

Advance work

This will involve installing the work area in preparation for the main construction work taking place. The advance work has started and will be ongoing until 8 May 2020. This will be carried out between the hours of 9pm and 5am, Monday to Friday.

For safety purposes, the A577 link road from the M58 will be closed during the dates and times stated above and localised signed diversion routes will be in place.

Main construction work

Work to install the footbridge will follow once the advance work is complete and will be ongoing until 29 September 2020. This will take place during daytime hours, however on occasion there will be some element of overnight work as well.

For safety purposes, a reduced speed limit of 30mph will be in place on the A577 link road from the M58 throughout the work.

Please note that further overnight closures are required to install the footbridge and further communication will be provided once the dates have been confirmed.

Diversions

Work to replace the north bridge at M53 junction 2, Moreton. The bridge which carries the junction 2 southbound slip road (Chester bound) over the main motorway needs replacing. A weight limit would need to be applied if a new bridge wasn’t constructed – causing many local businesses to be adversely affected.

The preparation work on the hard shoulder and within the central reservation is now complete. We’re currently on site constructing a lay down area. This is where the existing bridge will be moved to and then demolished.

Please be aware, the north bridge at M53 junction 2, Moreton will soon be coming down! For information on how we plan to deliver our work to replace the north bridge, please to view our communications leaflet update.

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