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 plan to resurface the carriageway on the A483 between junction 7 and Wrexham Road. The work will take place on both sides of the carriageway, and will include deep carriageway repairs, replacement of road markings, road studs and traffic sensors. Our aim is to ensure we keep the network safe and operational, as well as improving journeys for our customers. 

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

Location

Dates

Working hours

A483 northbound between junction 7 (B5102) and Wrexham Road

From 6 to 18 January 2021

Between the hours of 9pm and 5am

A483 northbound between junction 7 (B5102) and Wrexham Road

From 5 to 8 February 2021

Between the hours of 9pm and 5am

A483 northbound between junction 7 (B5102) and Wrexham Road

From 12 to 15 February 2021

Between the hours of 9pm and 5am

A483 northbound between junction 7 (B5102) and Wrexham Road

19 to 24 February 2021

Between the hours of 9pm and 5am

A483 southbound between Wrexham Road and junction 7 (B5102)

From 25 February to 1 March 2021

Between the hours of 9pm and 5am

For safety purposes, overnight full closures are required. In addition to this, daytime lane closures will also be in place to ensure the material is set before allowing motorists onto the new surface.

 

 

We’re due to resurface the carriageway on the A5103 Princess Parkway. The work will take place on both sides of the carriageway between M56 junction 3a and M60 junction 5. This will include the replacement of road markings and studs, traffic sensor cables, bridge joints, gully repairs and vegetation clearance.

We'll also replace 22 lighting columns on the northbound carriageway with new energy saving LED lighting columns. Delivering both pieces of work at the same time will reduce our overall programme, minimising disruption for motorists and the local community.

When

The lighting renewal work is due to start on or shortly after 18 January, with the resurfacing work starting around the 25 January. All work will run simultaneously and is expected to finish by the end of March 2021.

The majority of the work will take place Monday to Friday between 8pm and 5am (7am Saturday morning). However, some weekend working will be required between 8pm and 7am.

Traffic management

For safety, overnight full closures of the A5103 Princess Parkway between its junctions with the A5145 Barlow Moor Road and the M56 junction 3a will be required. This will be carried out in phases on both sides of the carriageway during the above dates and times. Overnight slip road and motorway link road closures will also be required, and localised signed diversion routes will be in place. Where possible we'll use lane closures to minimise disruption to our customers. 

Diversion routes

Northbound

Southbound

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 replace sections of the safety barrier along the M6 northbound exit slip roads to the M62. Over time the barrier has deteriorated and needs replacing. The purpose of our work 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 25 January 2021 for approximately seven weeks. This will take place between the hours of 10pm and 6am, Monday to Friday.

For safety purposes, overnight closures of the M6 northbound exit slip roads to the M62 are required while the work is taking place. Localised signed diversion routes will be in place.

Whilst we always aim to work to the programme, unforeseen circumstances 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.

Diversion routes

 

We’re due to resurface sections of the carriageway on the M6 between junctions 41 and 42. The work will take place on both sides of the carriageway, and will include improvement to drainage facilities and replacement of 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 25 January for around five weeks. This will take place overnight between the hours of 8pm to 6am.

For safety of road users and our workforce, 24-hour lane closures will be in place. This will allow us to carry out our work as quickly as possible and keep two lanes open for traffic to minimise disruption and delays. A stepped 50mph, 40mph speed limit will also be in place.

Access into Southwaite Services will be affected from time to time as we progress our work. Please note that only one side into the services will be closed at a time. Signed diversion routes will be in place to guide motorists to the services on the opposite side.

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.

Work to replace the north bridge at M53 junction 2, Moreton is underway. 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.

As the new bridge over the motorway begins to take shape, we’re planning to lift eight steel bridge beams into position. The beams, which are 24 metres long and weigh approximately 11 tonnes each, will be lowered down using a crane. Work to lift the bridge breams will take place in the new year on the following dates and times:

  • 8 and 9 January between the hours of 8pm and 7am
  • 11 to 15 January between the hours of 8pm and 5am
  • 18 January between the hours of 8pm and 5am

For safety, overnight full closures of the M53 between junctions 2 and 3 is required. This will be in place on both sides of the carriageway at the same time, and localised signed diversion routes will be in place.

You may notice an increase of noise levels from our work activities on site. Please be assured we’re doing everything we can to minimise the noise as much as possible with industry best practice being implemented to do this. Nonetheless, we would like to apologies for any inconvenience this may cause you.

What’s next?

Once the bridge beams are in place, work to lay 182 glass-reinforced plastic panels between the beams to form the base of the new bridge deck will start. A temporary platform will also be installed around the beams so that motorists can use the motorway as normal while we continue our work on the bridge over the next few months.

Closure of M53 northbound carriageway between junctions 3 and 2

Closure of M53 southbound carriageway between junctions 2 and 3

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

 

We plan to carry out repairs to the slip roads at M65 junction 7. We will also carry out repairs on the eastbound and westbound mainline carriageway through junction 7 at the same time.  The work will include some vegetation clearance, replacement of road markings and road studs, traffic signal loops 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 15 January 2021 for approximately five weeks. This will take place between the hours of 8pm and 5am.  Working hours will be extended to 7am at weekends. 

For safety, overnight full closures of the slip roads are required during these dates and times. This will be done in phases and a maximum of two slip road will be closed at a time. In addition to this, some overnight full closures of the mainline carriageway are required between junctions 7 and 8 of the M65. Localised signed diversion routes will be in place.

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