Trans-Pennine upgrade

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

Region:  North West
Start date:  2021-22
Cost:  TBC
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  2024-25
Programme:  Southern Trans-Pennine improvements

Progress report

During 2018 we consulted with stakeholders and the public on our proposed plans for the Trans-Pennine upgrade project. Since then, 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 responses received are being taken into account as we further refine the plans and explore our approach to minimising negative environmental impacts. All feedback received during the consultation has been 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
Winter 2021-22 Construction begins on Mottram Moor and A57 link roads

Why we need this scheme

There is currently poor connectivity between Manchester and Sheffield city regions, suppressing economic activity which will only worsen if significant improvements are not made to the corridor.

Congestion and community severance are an issue in built-up areas along the route, in particular in Mottram, but also in Hollingworth and Tintwistle as a result of queuing traffic stretching back and blocking junctions. The introduction of a bypass at Mottram will reduce traffic flows through the village, which will help to ease issues of congestion, noise pollution, air pollution and severance.

This scheme is part of a wider package of work that will improve the existing route connecting the M67 at Mottram in Longdendale to the M1, north of Sheffield. Please see our A61 Westwood roundabout page to see what else we are doing along this route

The scheme in detail

In November 2017 we announced our preferred route for the whole package of trans-Pennine upgrade work. At the western end of the A57/A628 Trans-Pennine route, we will deliver:

  • 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

Aims

The aims of this scheme include:

  • connectivity – by reducing congestion and improving the reliability of people’s journeys through Mottram in Longendale, Hollingworth and Tintwistle and also 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 traffic 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

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 anticlockwise between junctions J23 and J22 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 25 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There are two of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 24, 2020, 7:30 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise at junction J23 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 25 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 24, 2020, 7:30 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise between junctions J24 and J23 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 25 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There are two of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 24, 2020, 7:30 pm
Location : The A627M southbound between the M62 and the junction with the A664 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 May 2020 to 06:00 on 30 May 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 8:12 pm
Location : The A627M southbound exit slip to the A664 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 May 2020 to 06:00 on 30 May 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 8:12 pm
Location : The A627M southbound between the M62 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 31 August 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:37 pm
Location : The M67 eastbound between junctions J3 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lane three is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 1 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:37 pm
Location : The M67 eastbound between junctions J1A and J4 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 05:00 on 20 May 2020 to 05:00 on 1 August 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:37 pm
Location : The M67 westbound between junctions J4 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 1 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:37 pm
Location : The M67 westbound between junctions J4 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 1 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:37 pm
Location : The M67 eastbound between junctions J1A and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane three is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 1 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:37 pm
Location : The M67 westbound between junctions J4 and J3 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 05:00 on 20 May 2020 to 05:00 on 1 August 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:37 pm
Location : The M56 eastbound between junctions J3 and J1 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Litter Clearance. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 31 May 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:37 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 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:37 pm
Location : The A628 eastbound between the junctions with the A6024 and the A616 . Reason : Roadside Drains Works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 31 August 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:37 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J19 and J21 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 May 2020 to 05:00 on 27 May 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J19 and J21 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 May 2020 to 05:00 on 27 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J20 and J21 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 27 May 2020 to 05:00 on 28 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J20 and J21 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:30 and 16:30 from 26 May 2020 to 29 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J23 and J24 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:30 on 25 May 2020 to 06:00 on 26 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A663 northbound between the junctions with the A6104 and the M60 . Reason : Roadside Drains Works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 30 May 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise at junction J21 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 27 May 2020 to 05:00 on 28 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J20 and J21 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 May 2020 to 05:00 on 27 May 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise between junctions J1 and J25 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Litter Clearance. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 30 June 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise between junctions J27 and J24 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:30 on 27 May 2020 to 06:00 on 28 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A627M northbound between the A663 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 31 August 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J24 and J25 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:30 on 25 May 2020 to 06:00 on 26 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A628 westbound between the junctions with the A616 and the A6024 . Reason : Roadside Drains Works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 31 August 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A628 eastbound between the A57 and the junction with the A616 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 May 2020 to 30 May 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J26 and J1 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Litter Clearance. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 30 June 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J24 and J27 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:30 on 27 May 2020 to 06:00 on 28 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise at junction J21 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 31 December 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The A628 westbound between the A616 and the junction with the A57 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 May 2020 to 30 May 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm

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