M56 maintenance schemes

The M56 is a key route between Cheshire and Greater Manchester.

We’re investing approximately £12 million over the next 12 months, maintaining journeys and safety for the thousands of drivers who use the M56 every day.

Between junctions 6 and 16 of the M56, we’ll be carrying out a number of maintenance schemes. They are essential in maintaining the network, keeping our customers safe and supporting the movement of essential supplies and services. Work is also due to start on the M56 J6-8 smart motorway in September, which will help reduce congestion and increase capacity.

While there are several projects planned along this 28 mile stretch of the M56, we’re working together to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum.

Please scroll down for current and upcoming schemes.



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