M6 junction 19

We're making improvements to junction 19 of the M6.

Start date March 2020
End date Summer / Autumn 2021
Cost £31 million to £66 million

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Project information


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. 


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