North West - Maintenance schemes

Maintenance schemes taking place in the North West region.

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We plan to replace the safety barrier along the A56 Accrington Bypass, between Rising Bridge roundabout and A679 Burnley Road. This will take place at various locations within the central reservation and in the verge at footpath crossing points. Our aim is to ensure we keep the network safe and operational, as well as improving journeys for our customers. 

Work is due to start on or shortly after 19 October 2020 for approximately 21 weeks. This will take place between the hours of 10pm and 6am, Monday to Friday.

For safety purposes, overnight full closures are required on the A56 Accrington Bypass between Rising Bridge roundabout and A679 Burnley Road. Please note that only one side of the carriageway will be closed at a time. To ensure journeys are maintained, a signed diversion route via the A680 Manchester Road and A679 Burnley Road will be in place.  

Diversion routes

Closure of A56 between Rising Bridge roundabout and the A679 (NB)

Closure of A56 between Rising Bridge roundabout and the A679 (SB)

We’re planning to resurface sections of the carriageway on the A585 Fleetwood Road, between the junctions of M55 junction 3 and Garstang New Road (Windy Harbour). In addition to this we will also refreshing some of the road markings. Our aim is to ensure we keep the network safe and operational, as well as improving journeys for our customers.

Work is due to start on or shortly after 16 November 2020 for around five weeks. This will take place overnight between the hours of 8pm and 6am. For safety purposes, the following traffic management arrangements will be in place:

Location

Dates

Traffic management

A585 between M55 junction 3 and Garstang New Road

From 16 November for six nights

Temporary two-way traffic lights

 

A585 between M55 junction 3 and Garstang New Road

From 21 November for four weeks

Overnight full closures.

Associated slip road closures at M55 junction 3 are also required.

Diversion routes

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. 

This email is to inform you of work to resurface the carriageway on the M6 between junctions 39 and 41. The work will take place on both sides of the carriageway and will include the replacement of road markings. 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 phases and will take place as follows:

 

Location

Dates

Traffic management

M6 northbound between Junctions 39 and 40

From 5 to 10 October

24-hour lane closure and reduced speed limit will be in place

 

M6 southbound between Junctions 40 and 39

From 12 to 22 October

24-hour lane closure and reduced speed limit will be in place. A closure of the southbound entry slip road at junction 40 is also required between the 12 and 15 October

M6 southbound between junctions 40 to 39

 

From 26 October to 19 November

 

24-hour lane closure and reduced speed limit will be in place. Full carriageway closure on the 17 November is also required.

M6 southbound between junctions 41 to 40

 

From 20 to 24 November

24-hour lane closure and reduced speed limit will be in place. The M6 junction 41 exit slip road is also required.

Whilst we always aim to work to our schedule, unforeseen circumstances such as severe weather conditions may mean slight changes occur at short notice.  Every effort will be made to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum.  However, these works will inevitably generate some noise and disruption and we’d like to apologise in advance for any disturbance. 

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 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.

We're resurfacing the M60 anti-clockwise to M62 westbound link road. The work will include the replacement of road markings and road studs, traffic detector loops, high-friction surfacing and repairs to bridge joints. Our aim is to ensure we keep the network safe and operational, as well as improving journeys for our customers. 

Work is due to start on or shortly after 19 October 2020 for approximately eight weeks. This will take place between the hours of 9pm and 5am.  Working hours will be extended to 7am at weekends. 

For safety, overnight full closures of the link road are required during these dates and times. Localised signed diversion routes will be in place.

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We’re proposing to replace approximately 150 lighting columns along the following link roads:

  • A580 eastbound to M60 clockwise
  • A580 westbound to M61 northbound
  • M61 southbound to A580 eastbound

The new lighting columns will use energy efficient LED lights. Our aim is to ensure we keep the network safe and operational, as well as improving journeys for our customers.   

Work is due to start on or shortly after 19 October 2020 to end of March 2021.  This will take place Monday to Friday between the hours of 9pm and 5am.

For safely, overnight closures will be in place on the slip roads during the dates and times stated above.

Please note that phase two of the lighting improvement scheme will start shortly after phase one is complete and further communication will be provided closer to the time.

Diversions

A580 westbound to M61 northbound link road

A580 eastbound to M60 clockwise link road

M61 southbound to A580 eastbound

 

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