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Maintenance schemes taking place in the North West region.

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We plan to repair the carriageway on the A56, between the A680 Blackburn Road (Rising Bridge roundabout) and the M65 junction 8. The work will take place on both sides of the carriageway, and at the roundabout at junction 8. This will include the replacement of road markings and studs, drainage repairs, and vegetation clearance. 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 2 August 2021, with the aim to finish by the end of October 2021. To ensure we deliver this simultaneously with other projects in the area, there will be several short breaks within our programme of work. Below is a breakdown on how we plan to carry out these works:

Location

Dates

Traffic management

A56 northbound and southbound between A679 Burnley Road and A680 Blackburn Road (Rising Bridge Roundabout)

From 2 to 26 August 2021

Overnight full closures between the hours of 8pm to 5am (extended to 7am at weekends).

 

We will only close one side of the carriageway at a time.

 

M65 junction 8 roundabout and associated road closures

From 31 August to 10 September 2021

Overnight full closures of the M65 junction 8 roundabout between the hours of 8pm to 5am (extended to 7am at weekends). This will be carried out in two phases leaving half the roundabout open at a time)

 

Other closures:

Overnight closures of the A6068 northbound and southbound between M65 junction 8 and its junction with A678 Blackburn Road (access to properties to be maintained).

 

Overnight closures of the M65 junction 8 slip roads

 

Overnight closures of the A56 northbound and southbound between A679 Burnley Road and M65 junction 8.

 

No works planned 

From 11 September to 10 October 2021

 

None

A56 northbound and southbound between A679 Burnley Road and M65 junction 8

From 11 October to 22 October 2021

Overnight full closures between the hours of 8pm to 5am (extended to 7am at weekends).

 

We will only close one side of the carriageway at a time.

 

Advanced signs will be placed on site and localised signed diversion routes will be in place.

We plan to renew the road markings and road studs along various sections of the A590. 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 from 5 October for around five weeks. This will take place between the hours of 8pm and 6am. Our work will be carried out in phases, and the table below shows the detail for each phase:

 

Location

Dates

Traffic management

Meathop to Cartmel Lane junction

5, 6, and 7 October

Full westbound carriageway closure

Newby Bridge to Backbarrow - Duals

8 and 15 Oct

One side closed each night. Both directions of traffic through the open carriageway

Mill Side to Levens

11 Oct

Full closure of single carriageway section and of eastbound dual to Church Road

Levens to Meathop

13, 14, 18 and 19 October

Full closure in both directions between A5074 and Meathop roundabout.

Brettargh Holt roundabout to Levens Lane

21 October

Full westbound carriageway closure.

Ulverston Booths’ roundabout to Haverthwaite Junction

22, 25, 26 and 27 October

Various 300m sections with traffic lights and convoy system. Moving each night.

Haverthwaite - Duals in front of train station

28 & 29 October

One side closed each night. Both directions of traffic assisted through the open carriageway.

All full closures will have signed diversion routes in place, and for more information, view the diversion route map here.

We’re planning to carry out maintenance work on the A66 Appleby Bypass. Located between Appleby and Brough, the bypass has deteriorated over the years and now requires significant essential repairs. This will ensure the bypass remains safe and suitable for future use.

The work will take place both sides of the dual carriageway section of the A66. This will include resurfacing the carriageway, installing new waterproofing on the Bongate Moor Farm underpass, and replacing the road markings. We’re proposing to carry out the repairs in two phases:

Phase 1 – waterproofing to Bongate Moor Farm Underpass
We plan to start the waterproofing work from 11 April 2021, and it will take us around five weeks to complete. This will take place between 7pm and 6am, Monday to Friday.

Phase 2 – carriageway surfacing and replacement of road markings
From 14 June, the surfacing work will start, and we’re aiming to have this finished by the end of November 2021. This will take place between 7pm and 6am, Sunday to Friday.

Traffic management
For safety to road users and our workforce, daytime lane closures and a reduced speed limit (minimum of 30mph) will be in place throughout. Overnight, our team will manage traffic on site. This means motorists will be escorted passed the work area, ensuring access is maintained at all times.

Please note that we’ll need to make sure the area is safe before you are guided passed the work area, which could take a short period of time. Some slip road closures will be required overnight, and localised signed diversion routes will be in place.

We considered many options on how we could deliver these repairs, and we believe this to be the least disruptive method. We purposely chose not to close the A66, as this would divert motorists along a large diversion route, estimated to be 115 miles long. However, this also means the repairs will take longer to complete, as we can only focus on smaller sections at a time.

These works are separate to the proposed A66 Northern Trans-Pennine Project. To find out more about this, please visit the A66 Northern Trans-Pennine page.

We're planning to repair sections of the carriageway on the:

  • M55 eastbound link road to the M6 southbound
  • M55 junction 4 slip roads
  • M55 junction 4 eastbound carriageway
  • M55 junction 4 westbound (hard-shoulder)

Our repairs will include resurfacing and replacing the road markings and road studs. 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 from 7 June for at least five weeks. This will take place between the hours of 8pm and 6am. Listed below is breakdown of our work and traffic management:

Location

Dates

Traffic management

M55 junction 4

 

23 July

Westbound exit slip road closure

Eastbound carriageway closed

Eastbound entry slip road closed

Localised signed diversion routes will be in place. You should also allow additional time and check your journey before travel.

We're planning to replace the safety barrier within the central reservation on the M58 at junction 4. The purpose of the 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 12 September 2021 for approximately five weeks. Work will mainly take place at night however; some work activities will also take place during the day.

For safety purposes, lane closures and a reduced speed limit of 50mph will be in place on both sides of the M58 between junctions 3 and 5. In advance of this, overnight full carriageway closures are required to install the traffic management. These are planned on the following dates:

  • M58 eastbound from junctions 3 to 5 - 12 September 2021 between 10pm and 5am
  • M58 eastbound from junctions 3 to 5 - 13 September 2021 between 10pm and 5am

Further closures are required to remove the traffic management once the work has finished.

We plan to deliver a package of repairs between junctions 32 and 33 on the M6. This will include, resurfacing the carriageway with a new, quieter road surface, replacing bridge joints, renewing white lines and road studs.

View our communications leaflet here to find out more.

We're planning to deliver a package of maintenance work to various bridges along the M6 between junctions 34 and 35. The work will take place on both sides of the carriageway, and will include:

  • resurfacing sections of the carriageway on the M6
  • replacing a total of 20 bridge joints
  • replacing road markings and road studs

Our aim is to ensure we keep the network safe and operational, as well as improving journeys for our customers.

The repairs are due to start on or shortly after 27 for around one week. This will take place between the hours of 9pm and 6am. We will return to site in November for a further two weeks to replace the bridge joints, and further communication will be provided closer to the time.

During these works, overnight full closures are required on the M6 between junctions 34 and 35. We will only close on side of the carriageway at a time, and localised signed diversion routes will be in place.

Work to replace the safety barrier on the M60 between junctions 2 and 4 is due to start. This will take place in the verge area along the main carriageway and along slip roads. The purpose of the 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 12 April 2021. In total we’ll be replacing around 10km of barrier in phases, and as a result will take approximately 30 weeks to complete.

To minimise disruption, we plan to deliver most of the work during daytime hours while traffic flows are lower. However, some overnight work will also be required for work which we’re unable to carry out during the day. Any overnight work will take place between the hours of 9pm and 5am (extended to 7am during the weekend).

During daytime hours, lane closures and a reduced speed limit of 50mph will be in place on the slip roads for safety. Overnight, lane closures are required on the M60 between junctions 2 and 4. In addition to this, we will also need to close the slip roads. This will be done in phases, and localised signed diversion routes will be in place.

We're planning to fully resurface the roundabout at M60 junction 8, and several slip roads between junctions 8 and 13. The work will include the replacement of road markings, bridge joints and traffic detection cables. 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 13 September 2021 for approximately 10 weeks. This will take place Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8pm and 5am (extended to 7am during the weekend).

To carry out the work safely, overnight slip road closures are required. To ensure journeys are maintained localised signed diversion routes will be in place. Our work will be done in many phases, and plan to only close one slip road at a time. Occasionally, we may more than one slip road, with the aim to finish the work as quickly as possible.

Lancashire Hill bridge in Stockport, crosses over the M60 motorway between junction 1 and junction 27. We’ll be replacing the existing barrier with a new 1.8m high steel barrier along both sides of the bridge.

The new barrier will greatly improve safety for both cyclists and pedestrians using the bridge. We plan to start work on 16 August and aim to complete these important safety improvements by mid-November 2021.

View our leaflet here for more information.

We plan to fully resurface the carriageway on the M61 between junctions 8 and 9. The work will take place on both sides of the carriageway and will include the replacement of road markings, bridge joints and traffic detection cables. 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 24 May 2021 for around eight weeks. This will take place Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8pm and 5am (extended to 7am during the weekend).

For safety, overnight full carriageway will be in place on the M61 between junctions 8 and 9. Where possible, we will use lane closures instead. Please note that only one side of the carriageway will be closed at a time. Associated slip road closures are also required, and to ensure journeys are maintained localised signed diversion routes will be in place.

We’re planning to resurface the carriageway on the M66, between junctions 1 and the A56. This will take place on both sides of the carriageway, and will include the replacement of road markings, road studs, traffic sensor cables, bridge joints, and vegetation clearance. Our aim is to ensure we keep the network safe and operational, as well as improving journeys for our customers. 

We plan to start on or shortly after 7 June 2021 for around nine weeks. This will take place between 8pm and 5am. Working hours will be extended to 7am at weekends. The work will be carried out in the following phases:

Location

Dates

Traffic management

A56/M66 southbound between the A56 Bent Gate junction and M66 junction 1

From 7 June to 14 June

Overnight full closures of the A56/M66 southbound carriageway between A56 Bent Gate (its junction with A680 and B6527) and M66 junction 1

 

M66 southbound between the A56 and M66 junction 1

From 15 June to 18 June

Overnight full closures of the M66 southbound carriageway between the A56 and junction 1

 

M66 southbound between the A56 and M66 junction 2

From 21 June to 25 June

Overnight full closures of the M66 southbound carriageway between the A56 and junction 2

M66 northbound between junctions 2 and the A56

From 28 June to 1 July

Overnight full closures of the M66 northbound carriageway between junctions 2 and the A56

 

M66 northbound between junctions 1 and the A56

From 2 July to 9 July

Overnight full closures of the M66 northbound carriageway between junctions 1 and the A56

 

M66/A56 northbound between M66 junction 1 and the A56 Bent Gate junction

From 12 July to 16 July

Overnight full closures of the M66/A56 northbound carriageway between M66 junction 1 and the A56 Bent Gate (its junction with A680 and B6527)

 

M66 northbound between junctions 1 and the A56

From 19 July to 30 July

Overnight full closures of the M66 northbound carriageway between junctions 1 and the A56

 

Associated slip road closures will also be required within the various phases of works. Advance signage will be displayed on site for when the closures will take place and localised signed diversion routes will be in place.

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