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 have been carrying out further air quality monitoring alongside our ongoing air quality assessment. It is 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. We will engage with the public again prior to submitting this application.

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

Timeline

Date Event
November 2017 Announcement of our preferred route
Winter/spring 2018 Public consultation
2019 Submission of planning application
2020 Construction begins

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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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

The latest incident information for England's motorway and trunk routes provided by Highways England

Location : The M56 westbound between junctions J1 and J3 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 February 2019 to 05:00 on 8 March 2019.
Posted: February 18, 2019, 12:53 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J4 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 February 2019 to 05:00 on 8 March 2019.
Posted: February 18, 2019, 12:53 pm
Location : The M56 westbound between junctions J1 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 February 2019 to 05:00 on 19 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 18, 2019, 12:52 pm
Location : The M56 westbound between junctions J1 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 19 February 2019 to 23 February 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 25 February 2019 to 2 March 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 4 March 2019 to 8 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 18, 2019, 12:52 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J4 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 February 2019 to 05:00 on 19 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 18, 2019, 12:52 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J4 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 19 February 2019 to 24 February 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 25 February 2019 to 2 March 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 4 March 2019 to 8 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 18, 2019, 12:52 pm
Location : The M56 westbound between junctions J1 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 18 February 2019 to 05:00 on 19 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 18, 2019, 11:33 am
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J4 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 18 February 2019 to 20 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 18, 2019, 11:33 am
Location : The M60 anticlockwise exit slip at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 04:00 on 24 February 2019 to 14:00 on 24 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 17, 2019, 4:12 am
Location : The M60 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J4 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 22 February 2019 to 06:00 on 23 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 9:10 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise exit slip at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:30 and 05:00 from 19 February 2019 to 22 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 5:12 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise between junctions J5 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:30 and 05:00 from 19 February 2019 to 22 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 5:12 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise at junction J1 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 31 March 2019.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:15 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise entry slip at junction J23 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 February 2019 to 05:30 on 21 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:02 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J3 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 31 March 2019.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:02 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise exit slip at junction J25 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 18 February 2019 to 03:00 on 19 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:02 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 18 February 2019 to 05:00 on 19 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:02 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise exit slip at junction J21 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 18 February 2019 to 05:00 on 19 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:02 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise entry slip at junction J23 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 February 2019 to 06:00 on 22 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:02 pm
Location : The M67 westbound exit slip at junction J2 . Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:30 from 20 February 2019 to 22 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:02 pm

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