M56 junction 6 to 8 smart motorway

Improving the M56 motorway between junction 6 (Manchester Airport) and junction 8 (Bowdon) by making it a smart motorway.

Region:  North West
Start date:  2019-20
Cost:  TBC
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  2021-22
Programme:  North-west smart motorways

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Progress report

We’ve now completed our vegetation clearance along the motorway verges as part of the preparation for the main construction work of the project. We are committed to protecting the local environment and have retained as much of the vegetation as possible during these works.

What's next?

We’re currently carrying out further ecological surveys to further inform our construction plans for the project. We will need to close lane 1 during the daytime to carry out this work safely. We do not expect this lane closure to cause delays due to the current lower levels of traffic using the M56.

Between July and September we will be installing measures to protect species during the construction phase. We will need to close the hard shoulder and lane 1 overnight to carry out this work.

If you would like to receive weekly email updates about upcoming planned lane and carriageway closures, please email Kirstie Golightly, Communications and Stakeholder manager for the project, at Kirstie.Golightly@gallifordtry.co.uk.

Timeline

Date Event
2 September 2019 VMSL SI consultation
January 2020 Public Information Events
January to March 2020 Vegetation clearance works
Spring 2020 Construction begins
Spring 2022 Road open for traffic

Why we need this scheme

This four-mile stretch of road, which is linked to several arterial trunk roads, is a vital part of the network for commuters travelling into Manchester city centre. This section of the M56 carries in excess of 100,000 vehicles per day.

This scheme is part of our programme to add capacity to the existing strategic road network in order to support economic growth and maintain mobility.

Aims

It is expected that this smart motorway scheme will:

  • increase motorway capacity and reduce congestion on this key route into Manchester
  • smooth traffic flows
  • provide more reliable journey times to Manchester Airport
  • increase and improve the quality of information for the driver, for example, through variable messaging signs (in relation to the operation of the motorway)

Scheme in detail

Smart motorways are a technology-driven approach to tackling the most congested parts of the motorway network, improving journey reliability by controlling the flow and speed of traffic. Smart motorways also support the economy by providing much-needed capacity on the busiest motorways, while maintaining safety for road users and those who work on the roads.

The existing M56 is a rural dual three-lane motorway with a hard shoulder, with the exception of sections on both carriageways near junction 7 where the hard shoulder has been converted into additional running lanes. This new scheme includes the conversion of the hard shoulder between junction 6 and 7 and westbound through junction 6 into a running lane.

The scheme involves:

  • converting the hard shoulder to create a new additional permanent traffic lane between junctions 6 and 8, increasing capacity to reduce congestion.
  • new electronic information signs and signals and CCTV cameras on overhead gantries. These will show variable mandatory speed limits and manage traffic flow and incidents.
  • installing remotely operated temporary traffic management signs along the entire route, which form a key safety feature of the works.
  • four new emergency areas to provide an area of relative safety following a breakdown.
  • new emergency roadside telephones in each emergency area. These will connect you directly to our Regional Control Centres and pinpoint your location.
  • replacing the central reservation with a new rigid concrete barrier between junctions 6 and 8 to help increase safety.
  • the provision of new low-noise surfacing on lanes 1 and 4 on both sides of the carriageway.

Contact us

There are several ways you can contact us to discuss the scheme.

Phone: 0300 123 5000

Email: M56J6-8SmartMotorway@highwaysengland.co.uk

Mailing address: M56 J6-8, Highways England, 2 Colmore Square, Birmingham, B4 6BN.

Environmental impact

Potential environmental impacts and measures to minimise them are investigated as part of this scheme.

The key issues considered include:

  • understanding the presence of protected species
  • understanding potential changes to air quality
  • minimising the loss of existing visual screening provided by vegetation
  • understanding potential changes to noise and vibration
  • identifying measures to minimise disturbance to human and ecological receptors

An environmental screening exercise indicates that it is unlikely there will be any significant negative effects resulting from this scheme.

However, as part of our works, we will:

  • introduce a new low noise surface on lanes 1 and 4
  • deliver the scheme through an ongoing approach to environmental management through a dedicated Outline Environmental Management Plan

To view a copy of the Environmental Impact Assessment screening, Environmental Assessment Report or Outline Environment Management Plan, please search the ‘Media and Documents’ section of this web page.

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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 A556 northbound between the M6 and the junction with the M56 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 00:00 on 2 October 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 12:07 pm
Location : The M56 westbound between junctions J6 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 00:16 on 7 August 2020 to 23:00 on 8 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 8:55 am
Location : The M60 anticlockwise at junction J4 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 13 August 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 13 August 2020 to 05:00 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:07 am
Location : The M60 anticlockwise at junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 13 August 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 13 August 2020 to 05:00 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:07 am
Location : The M60 anticlockwise between junctions J5 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 13 August 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 13 August 2020 to 05:00 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:06 am
Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J20 to A50. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 12 August 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 13 August 2020 to 06:00 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:06 am
Location : The M56 westbound entry slip at junction J9 from M6 south. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 12 August 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 13 August 2020 to 06:00 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:06 am
Location : The M56 eastbound between junctions J3 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 13 August 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 13 August 2020 to 05:00 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:06 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J22 and J21A . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 August 2020 to 27 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:04 am
Location : The M6 northbound at junction J21A . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 August 2020 to 27 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:04 am
Location : The M60 anticlockwise between junctions J4 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 13 August 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 13 August 2020 to 05:00 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 4:01 am
Location : The M56 westbound entry slip at junction J9 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 7 August 2020 to 06:00 on 8 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 12 August 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 13 August 2020 to 06:00 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 3:21 am
Location : The M60 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 7 August 2020 to 05:00 on 8 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 13 August 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 13 August 2020 to 05:00 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 1:13 am
Location : The M56 eastbound entry slip at junction J10 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 7 August 2020 to 05:00 on 8 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 19 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 11:23 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J21 and J20A . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:02 on 7 August 2020 to 06:00 on 20 August 2020.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 8:03 pm
Location : The M56 westbound between junctions J9 and J11 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:02 on 7 August 2020 to 06:00 on 26 August 2020.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 8:03 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise between junctions J5 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:00 on 7 August 2020 to 05:00 on 14 August 2020.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 8:01 pm
Location : The M56 eastbound between junctions J11 and J7 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:58 on 7 August 2020 to 06:00 on 26 August 2020.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 7:58 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise entry slip at junction J9 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 August 2020 to 05:00 on 15 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 7:20 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J8 and J10 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 August 2020 to 05:00 on 15 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 7:20 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 March 2021.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 2:06 pm
Location : The A556 northbound between the M6 and the junction with the A56 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:00 on 9 August 2020 to 06:00 on 10 August 2020. Schedule : From 22:00 on 27 August 2020 to 00:00 on 27 August 2020. Schedule : From 00:00 on 31 August 2020 to 05:00 on 1 September 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 1:30 pm
Location : The M56 eastbound entry slip at junction J9 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 August 2020 to 05:00 on 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 26 August 2020 to 29 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 31 August 2020 to 5 September 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 4:02 am
Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J21 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 13 August 2020 to 05:00 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 9:10 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J1 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:30 on 14 August 2020 to 05:00 on 15 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 8:11 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise entry slip at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:30 on 14 August 2020 to 05:00 on 15 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 8:11 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise entry slip at junction J2 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:30 on 14 August 2020 to 05:00 on 15 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 8:11 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J1 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:30 on 14 August 2020 to 05:00 on 15 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 8:11 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J2 and J5 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:30 on 14 August 2020 to 05:00 on 15 August 2020.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 8:11 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise exit slip at junction J5 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:30 on 14 August 2020 to 05:00 on 15 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 8:11 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J4 and J5 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:30 on 14 August 2020 to 05:00 on 15 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 8:11 pm
Location : The M56 eastbound between junctions J9 and J7 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:00 on 6 August 2020 to 05:00 on 20 October 2020.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 8:01 pm
Location : The M56 westbound between junctions J7 and J9 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:00 on 6 August 2020 to 05:00 on 20 October 2020.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 8:01 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J22 and J21A . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Litter Clearance. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 00:00 on 30 March 2021.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 3:31 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J10 and J11 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 31 December 2020.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 2:38 pm
Location : The M56 eastbound between junctions J9 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 August 2020 to 05:00 on 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 26 August 2020 to 29 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 31 August 2020 to 5 September 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 12:10 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J20 and J21 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 August 2020 to 13:00 on 9 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 11:10 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J22 and J21A . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:04 on 3 August 2020 to 06:00 on 27 August 2020.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 7:04 am
Location : The M6 northbound entry slip at junction J21 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 12 August 2020 to 05:00 on 13 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 9:10 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise between junctions J10 and J8 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:30 on 12 August 2020 to 05:30 on 13 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 7:40 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J9 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:30 on 12 August 2020 to 05:30 on 13 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 7:40 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J9 and J11 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:30 on 12 August 2020 to 05:30 on 13 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 7:40 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise entry slip at junction J10 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:30 on 12 August 2020 to 05:30 on 13 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 7:40 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J9 and J12 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:20 on 5 August 2020 to 06:00 on 27 August 2020.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 7:20 pm
Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at Knutsford Services. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 13 August 2020 to 05:00 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 12:42 pm
Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at Knutsford Services. Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 13 August 2020 to 05:00 on 14 August 2020.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 12:42 pm
Location : The M6 southbound entry slip at Knutsford Services. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 13 August 2020 to 05:00 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 12:42 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J19 and J18 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 13 August 2020 to 05:00 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 12:42 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J20A and J19 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 13 August 2020 to 05:00 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 12:42 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise between junctions J10 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:30 on 11 August 2020 to 05:30 on 12 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 4, 2020, 7:42 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise exit slip at junction J9 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:30 on 11 August 2020 to 05:30 on 12 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 4, 2020, 7:42 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J12 and J11 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 9 August 2020 to 06:00 on 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 4, 2020, 7:52 am
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J9 and J10 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:00 on 10 August 2020 to 05:30 on 11 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 10:12 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise exit slip at junction J10 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:00 on 10 August 2020 to 05:30 on 11 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 10:12 pm
Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J21 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 10 August 2020 to 12 August 2020. Schedule : From 22:00 on 14 August 2020 to 05:00 on 15 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 9:12 pm
Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J21 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 10 August 2020 to 12 August 2020. Schedule : From 22:00 on 14 August 2020 to 05:00 on 15 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 9:12 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise between junctions J9 and J6 through lane. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:30 on 10 August 2020 to 05:00 on 11 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 7:42 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise exit slip at junction J8 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:30 on 10 August 2020 to 05:00 on 11 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 7:42 pm
Location : The M56 eastbound between junctions J5 and J3 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Litter Clearance. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 31 March 2021.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 2:45 pm
Location : The M602 eastbound at junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 August 2020 to 27 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 11:22 am
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J10 and J11 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 August 2020 to 27 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 11:22 am
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J11 and J12 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 August 2020 to 27 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 11:22 am
Location : The M60 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J12 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 August 2020 to 27 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 11:22 am
Location : The M60 clockwise entry slip at junction J12 from M62 Eastbound. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 August 2020 to 27 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 11:22 am
Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J21A to M62 East. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 August 2020 to 27 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 11:22 am
Location : The M62 eastbound exit slip at junction J11 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 August 2020 to 27 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 11:22 am
Location : The M60 anticlockwise between junctions J13 and J12 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 10 August 2020 to 06:00 on 15 August 2020.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 11:02 am
Location : The M60 anticlockwise between junctions J13 and J12 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 11:02 am
Location : The M60 anticlockwise at junction J12 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 11:02 am
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J11 and J12 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 10 August 2020 to 06:00 on 15 August 2020.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 11:02 am
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J11 and J12 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 11:02 am
Location : The M56 eastbound between junctions J6 and J5 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Litter Clearance. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 31 March 2021.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 7:00 am
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J20 and J21A . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Litter Clearance. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 00:00 on 30 March 2021.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 6:28 am
Location : The M60 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J11 . Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 9 August 2020 to 05:00 on 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 1, 2020, 8:12 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J10 and J11 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 9 August 2020 to 05:00 on 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 1, 2020, 8:12 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J12 From J12 distributor. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 9 August 2020 to 05:00 on 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 1, 2020, 8:12 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise exit slip at junction J11 . Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 9 August 2020 to 05:00 on 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 1, 2020, 8:12 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise at junction J12 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 9 August 2020 to 05:00 on 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 1, 2020, 8:12 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J12 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 9 August 2020 to 05:00 on 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 1, 2020, 8:12 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise at junction J12 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 8 August 2020 to 05:00 on 9 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 1, 2020, 8:12 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J10 and J11 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 8 August 2020 to 05:00 on 9 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 1, 2020, 8:12 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise at junction J11 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 8 August 2020 to 05:00 on 9 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 1, 2020, 8:12 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise at junction J11 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 9 August 2020 to 05:00 on 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 1, 2020, 8:12 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J12 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 8 August 2020 to 05:00 on 9 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 1, 2020, 8:12 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise exit slip at junction J11 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 9 August 2020 to 05:00 on 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 1, 2020, 8:12 pm
Location : The M56 westbound between junctions J7 and J10 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 14 August 2020 to 06:00 on 15 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 8:12 pm
Location : The M56 westbound between junctions J9 and J11 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 11 August 2020 to 06:00 on 12 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 8:12 pm
Location : The M56 westbound between junctions J7 and J10 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 10 August 2020 to 05:00 on 11 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 8:12 pm
Location : The M56 westbound between junctions J7 and J10 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 13 August 2020 to 06:00 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 8:12 pm
Location : The M56 westbound between junctions J9 and J10 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 12 August 2020 to 06:00 on 13 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 8:12 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J21 and J20 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 12 August 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 13 August 2020 to 06:00 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 8:12 pm
Location : The M6 southbound. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 12 August 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 13 August 2020 to 06:00 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 8:12 pm
Location : The M6 southbound. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 12 August 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 13 August 2020 to 06:00 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 8:12 pm
Location : The M6 southbound at junction J20A . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 12 August 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 13 August 2020 to 06:00 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 8:12 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J21A and J20 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Litter Clearance. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 00:00 on 30 March 2021.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:30 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise exit slip at junction J7 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 30 September 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:29 pm
Location : The M56 westbound between junctions J2 and J3 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Litter Clearance. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 31 March 2021.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:29 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J19 and J20 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Litter Clearance. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 00:00 on 30 March 2021.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:29 pm
Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J19 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 00:01 on 29 January 2021. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:29 pm
Location : The M56 eastbound at junction J6 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Litter Clearance. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 31 March 2021.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:29 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise exit slip at junction J7 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 30 September 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:28 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise exit slip at junction J7 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 30 September 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:28 pm
Location : The M56 eastbound at junction J5 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Litter Clearance. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 31 March 2021.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:28 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise exit slip at junction J7 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 30 September 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:28 pm
Location : The M56 eastbound between junctions J15 and J7 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Litter Clearance. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 31 March 2021.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:27 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: July 31, 2020, 12:27 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J21 and J20 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 12:01 on 16 December 2020.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:26 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J20A and J19 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Litter Clearance. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 00:00 on 30 March 2021.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:26 pm

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