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 A494 Bypass Road/ A5117, between Deeside Park junction and the M56. This will take place on both sides of the carriageway, and will include the replacement of road markings and studs. Our aim is to make sure we keep the network safe and operational, as well as improving journeys for our customers. 

Work is due to start on or shortly after 26 April 2021 for about 12 weeks. This will take place Monday to Saturday, between the hours of 8pm and 5am (extended to 9am during the weekend).

During these times, overnight full carriageway closures are required for safety. Only one side of the carriageway will be closed at a time. Some slip road closures are also required, and localised signed diversion routes will be in place. View diversion route map here.

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 renew road markings on the A585 Amounderness Way/ Dock Street, between the junctions of West Drive and Adelaide Street in Fleetwood. Our aim is to ensure we keep the network safe and operational, as well as improving journeys for our customers. 

We're due to start from the 21 June to 14 July 2021, between the hours of 8pm and 6am. For safety, we need to close the A585 Amounderness Way/ Dock Street overnight. This will be done in small sections at a time, and localised signed diversion routes will be in place.

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’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.

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.

The bridge beams are now in place, and work to install 182 glass-reinforced plastic panels to form the base of the new bridge deck is also complete.

As work progresses, we have further overnight closures coming up. A breakdown for each closure is provided below. The closures are required to ensure the work is carried out safely:

  • M53 northbound between junctions 3 and 1. The closure is required to remove the narrow lanes currently in place, and reverting the carriageway back to full width lanes. This closure will be in place between 8pm and 5am

  • M53 northbound and southbound at junction 2. The closure is required as a precaution to pour and set concrete material onto the new bridge deck. The closure will be in place on both sides of the carriageway at the same time

To ensure journeys are maintained, localised signed diversion routes will be in place for all planned closures.

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?

We’ll continue our work to complete the bridge over the coming months. Further overnight closures are planned to remove the narrow lanes on the southbound carriageway. Dates have yet to be confirmed however we anticipate this to be late February 2021.

Closure of M53 northbound carriageway between junctions 3 and 2

Closure of M53 southbound carriageway between junctions 2 and 3

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 around five weeks. This will take place between the hours of 8pm and 6am. Below is a breakdown of our work, and what traffic management is required:

Location

Dates

Traffic management

M55 eastbound to M6 southbound link road

 

7 to 19 June

A 24hr speed restriction of 50mph on the M55 eastbound

Link road closed

M55 to M6 link road (both directions)

 

15 June

Link road closed in both directions

M55 junction 4

22 to 23 June

Westbound exit slip, and eastbound entry slip roads fully closed

Lane closures on the M55

M55 junction 4

23 to 25 June

Eastbound carriageway at junction 4 fully closed.

Entry slip road fully closed

M55 junction 4

25 to 30 June

Eastbound entry slip road fully closed

Lane closures on the M55

M55 junction 4

30 June to 7 July

Westbound exit slip road fully closed

 Lane closures on the M55

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

In July 2018, Turners Farm Bridge was damaged after it was struck by a passing heavy goods vehicle. Located between junctions 33 and 32 of the M6, work to repair Turners Farm bridge will shortly start. The work will include installing temporary bridge supports on the hard shoulder, while we construct a new concrete bridge pier.

We’re proposing to start the repairs from Saturday 17 April 2021, and it’s expected to take up to fourteen weeks to complete.

For safety purposes and to reduce disruption to motorists, temporary narrow lanes and a 50mph reduced speed limit will be in place on the southbound carriageway. In addition to this, overnight full closures are also required on the M6 southbound between junctions 33 and 32, to install the temporary bridge supports and narrow lanes.

The full closures are planned from the 17 to 20 April 2021, between the hours of 9pm and 5am. Associated slip road closures will also be required, and localised signed diversion routes will be in place. Once the repairs are complete, further closures are required to remove the bridge supports and narrow lanes. An update will be provided once the dates have been confirmed.

Diversion route

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 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 due to resurface the carriageway on the M62 between junctions 8 and 9. This will take place on both sides of the carriageway and will include the replacement of road markings and studs. 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 1 March 2021 for approximately 12 weeks. This will take place Monday to Saturday, between the hours of 10pm and 5am (extended to 7am during the weekend).

For safety, we will either have overnight lane or full carriageway closures in place between junctions 7 and 9 of the M62. This will be done in various phases during the dates and times stated above.

Please note that only one side of the carriageway will be closed at a time. Associated slip road closures will also be 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.

We’re proposing to resurface the carriageway on the M67 between junctions 3 and 4. The work will take place on both sides of the carriageway and will include the replacement of road markings. The purpose of the work is to ensure we keep the network safe and operational, as well as improving journeys for our customers. 

The resurfacing work will take place in two phases. Phase one is due to start on or shortly after 15 March 2021 for approximately six weeks. This will take place Monday to Saturday, between the hours of 9pm and 5am. Working hours will be extended to 7am during the weekend.

During these times, overnight full carriageway closures are required for safety. Associated slip road closures are also required, and localised signed diversion routes will be in place. In addition to this, some daytime lane closures will be in place to keep motorists safe from the work site area.

Please note that the phase two of the resurfacing work is planned later this year, and further communication will be provided closer to the time.

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