A57/A628 trans-Pennine upgrade

We're investigating ways to improve connectivity between Manchester and Sheffield.

Region:  North West
Start date:  2020
Cost:  TBC
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  2023
Programme:  

Progress report

During 2018 we consulted on our proposed plans for the trans-Pennine upgrade. We’d like to thank everyone who participated and gave us their views by feeding back on the consultation. In the meantime, we've been carrying out further air quality monitoring alongside our ongoing air quality assessment. It's important this data is in place before presenting our findings to all interested parties.

What's next?

All comments received are being taken into account as we further refine the plans and explore our approach to keeping any negative environmental impacts to a minimum. All responses received are analysed and compiled into a report which will form part of our planning application.

The gathering and analysis of the air quality monitoring data has had an impact on the timescales for the delivery of the link roads, meaning that our initial start of construction date of March 2020 will be rescheduled to winter 2021-22. We're committed to communicating with the local community and other interested parties ahead of submitting our application for permission to build the scheme.

As part of the upgrade scheme, work is due to start on technology improvements along the route and on the Westwood roundabout in Tankersley, Sheffield in early 2020. This will help reduce congestion, improve traffic flows and enable us to provide real-time information for motorists to make effective decisions about their journey.

In the meantime, if you have any queries please get in touch with the project team on 0300 470 5103 or by email at Trans_Pennine_Scheme@highwaysengland.co.uk.

Timeline

Date Event
November 2017 Announcement of our preferred route
Winter/spring 2018 Public consultation
2020 Submission of planning application
2020 Construction begins on Westwood Roundabout and technology improvements
Winter 2021-22 Construction begins on Mottram Moor and A57 link roads

Why we need this scheme

The existing route connecting the M67 at Mottram in Longdendale to the M1, north of Sheffield, mostly consists of single carriageway sections with steep gradients and sharp bends. The existing route currently causes a number of negative issues for local people.

Sections of the route can also be badly affected by poor weather and accident rates are above the national average. The road is often closed for these reasons, which means it's not as reliable as it should be. The lack of technology in the area, such as electronic information signs, also means that there is little information available for road users to make effective decisions about their journey.

The scheme in detail

In November 2017 we announced our preferred package. We're proposing to deliver the following elements:

  • Mottram Moor link road – a new dual carriageway from the M67 junction 4 roundabout to a new junction on A57(T) Mottram Moor and a new single carriageway connecting to the A6018 Roe Cross Road.
  • A57(T) to A57 link road – a new single carriageway link from the A57(T) at Mottram Moor to a new junction on the A57 on Woolley Bridge.
  • Safety and technology improvements – including safety measures focused on addressing accident hotspots and the provision of electronic message signs.
  • A616/A61(T) Westwood roundabout – improvements to reduce congestion and improve the flow of traffic through the roundabout in Tankersley, Sheffield.

Aims

The aims of this scheme include:

  • connectivity – by reducing congestion and improving the reliability of people’s journeys between the Manchester and Sheffield city regions.
  • environmental – by improving air quality and reducing noise levels in certain areas, through reduced congestion and removal of traffi c from residential areas. The scheme is also being designed to avoid unacceptable impacts on the natural environment and landscape in the Peak District National Park.
  • societal – by re-connecting local communities along the trans-Pennine route.
  • capacity – by reducing delays and queues that occur during busy periods and improving the performance of junctions on the route.
  • reliability – by reducing the number of incidents and by the use of technology to advise drivers of incidents along the route.
  • safety – by reducing the number of accidents along the route through targeted improvement measures

Further information

If you believe you're entitled to make a Part I claim for compensation under the Land Compensation Act 1973, please find more information on the Part I claims website.

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Planned roadworks

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Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J24 and J2 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 30 November 2019.
Posted: October 16, 2019, 12:06 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J1 and J3 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 30 November 2019.
Posted: October 16, 2019, 12:06 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise at junction J4 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 30 November 2019.
Posted: October 16, 2019, 12:06 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J21 and J22 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 30 November 2019.
Posted: October 16, 2019, 12:06 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise at junction J23 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 30 November 2019.
Posted: October 16, 2019, 12:06 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J23 and J24 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 30 November 2019.
Posted: October 16, 2019, 12:06 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J22 and J23 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 30 November 2019.
Posted: October 16, 2019, 12:06 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J19 and J21 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 30 November 2019.
Posted: October 16, 2019, 12:06 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise at junction J21 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 30 November 2019.
Posted: October 16, 2019, 12:06 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise exit slip at junction J2 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 15:30 on 16 October 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 16, 2019, 8:31 am
Location : The A627M northbound between the A627 and the junction with the A664 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Horticultural works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 16 October 2019.
Posted: October 16, 2019, 7:31 am
Location : The A627M southbound between the A664 and the junction with the A663 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Horticultural works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 16 October 2019.
Posted: October 16, 2019, 7:31 am
Location : The M60 clockwise at junction J1 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 31 December 2019.
Posted: October 16, 2019, 6:36 am
Location : The A628 westbound between the A616 and the junction with the A57 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 16 October 2019 to 18 October 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 October 2019 to 25 October 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 28 October 2019 to 1 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 6 November 2019 to 8 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 16, 2019, 5:01 am
Location : The A628 eastbound between the A57 and the junction with the A616 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 16 October 2019 to 18 October 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 October 2019 to 25 October 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 28 October 2019 to 1 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 6 November 2019 to 8 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 16, 2019, 5:01 am
Location : The M67 eastbound between junctions J1 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 16 October 2019 to 19 October 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 October 2019 to 05:00 on 22 October 2019. Schedule : From 23:45 on 22 October 2019 to 05:00 on 23 October 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 23 October 2019 to 25 October 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: October 16, 2019, 4:02 am
Location : The A627M southbound entry slip from the A664 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 16 October 2019 to 05:00 on 17 October 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 16, 2019, 4:02 am
Location : The M67 eastbound exit slip at junction J3 . Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 15 October 2019 to 19 October 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 16, 2019, 2:48 am
Location : The M60 clockwise exit slip at junction J26 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:45 on 22 October 2019 to 05:00 on 23 October 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 23 October 2019 to 25 October 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 10:52 pm
Location : The M67 westbound between junctions J4 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 22 October 2019 to 05:00 on 23 October 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 8:14 pm
Location : The M67 westbound between junctions J3 and J1A . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 October 2019 to 05:00 on 21 October 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J22 and J23 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 October 2019 to 05:00 on 22 October 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The A628 westbound between the junctions with the A616 and the A6024 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 October 2019 to 06:00 on 19 October 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 October 2019 to 06:00 on 26 October 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 1 November 2019 to 06:00 on 2 November 2019.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The A628 eastbound between the A57 and the junction with the A6024 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 October 2019 to 06:00 on 19 October 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 October 2019 to 06:00 on 26 October 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 1 November 2019 to 06:00 on 2 November 2019.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The A628 westbound between the A6024 and the junction with the A57 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 October 2019 to 06:00 on 19 October 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 October 2019 to 06:00 on 26 October 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 1 November 2019 to 06:00 on 2 November 2019.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise between junctions J5 and J4 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:30 on 31 December 2019.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The A628 eastbound between the junctions with the A6024 and the A616 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 October 2019 to 06:00 on 19 October 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 October 2019 to 06:00 on 26 October 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 1 November 2019 to 06:00 on 2 November 2019.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise entry slip at junction J2 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 October 2019 to 05:00 on 8 November 2019.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The A628 eastbound between the junctions with the A6024 and the A616 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 October 2019 to 06:00 on 19 October 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 October 2019 to 06:00 on 26 October 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 1 November 2019 to 06:00 on 2 November 2019.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise entry slip at junction J2 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 20 October 2019 to 22 October 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 27 October 2019 to 29 October 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 3 November 2019 to 8 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise entry slip at junction J2 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:45 on 22 October 2019 to 05:00 on 23 October 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 23 October 2019 to 25 October 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 29 October 2019 to 1 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise at junction J23 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 October 2019 to 05:00 on 22 October 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J4 and J5 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 31 December 2019.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise between junctions J5 and J4 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 31 December 2019.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The M67 westbound between junctions J4 and J1A . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 October 2019 to 05:00 on 21 October 2019.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J23 and J24 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 October 2019 to 05:00 on 22 October 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise at junction J4 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:30 on 31 December 2019.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The M67 westbound at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 October 2019 to 05:00 on 21 October 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The M67 westbound between junctions J4 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 October 2019 to 05:00 on 21 October 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise between junctions J25 and J24 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 October 2019 to 05:00 on 22 October 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The M67 westbound between junctions J4 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 October 2019 to 05:00 on 21 October 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise between junctions J25 and J24 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:30 on 31 January 2020.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm

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