M6 junction 19

We'll be making improvements to junction 19 of the M6.

Region:  North West
Start date:  March 2020
Cost:  £31 million to £66 million
Status:  CURRENT
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  Summer / Autumn 2021
Programme:  

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Progress report

We started work on the M6 junction 19 improvement scheme in late March 2020. During the first few weeks, the main focus has been to set up the compound, which will be used as our main office, for car parking and for storage of materials and construction equipment. The site will be required for approximately 15 months.

Work is also under way in the centre of the roundabout, making preparations to enable us to start building the foundations of the new bridge from late May onwards, and in other areas to confirm the location and condition of drainage provision and divert power cables.

We have installed narrow lanes and speed restrictions on the M6 carriageway in both directions, creating the space required to build the new support structures for the two-way link road. Narrow lanes and a reduced speed limit are required to provide a safe working space for our workers. We advise drivers to take extra care within our roadworks and allow extra time for your journey.

Construction activities will inevitably cause some disruption for local residents, but we will endeavour to minimise the impact where possible. Construction activities will be supervised, keeping disturbance to a minimum, and we will monitor noise levels to ensure they do not reach an unacceptable level.

Construction activities continue to be assessed to ensure they are undertaken in a safe manner that meets coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions.

You can see images of our progress so far under the 'Media and documents' section of this page.

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What's next?

During May, the main focus of the work will be within the centre of the roundabout, making preparations to start building the foundations of the new bridge from late May onwards. This will involve work to remove topsoil and create hardened areas for use by plant and machinery. Within the centre of the motorway we will be removing the central barrier to create space to build the bridge foundations in that locations.

During late May and June we will begin piling works to install the new foundations. We will also start works to improve the junction of A556, Tabley Hill Lane and Pickmere Lane.

Contact us

If you have any questions about our scheme, please contact us as follows:

Email: M6Junction19Improvement@highwaysengland.co.uk
Telephone: 0300 123 5000 (Customer Contact Centre)
Postal address: M6 J19 Project Team, Highways England, 5th Floor Piccadilly Place, Manchester, M1 3BN

Timeline

Date Event
December 2014 Scheme announced in Road Investment Strategy
7 August to 23 September 2016 Have your say: design options consultation
May 2018 Public information events
2018-20 Finalising scheme design and completing Highways Orders process
January 2020 Public information exhibitions
March 2020 Scheme construction begins
Summer 2020 Improvements to M6 junction 19 roundabout carriageway. Alterations to the A556 Tabley Hill Lane junction. Building the structures required to support the new bridge in the centre of the junction.
Winter 2020 Lifting the bridge beam into place. Bridge deck construction and road surfacing.
September 2021 Construction ends

Why we need this scheme

This busy junction is currently used by around 65,000 vehicles each day and is in need of improvement to meet the expected increase in traffic coming from the M6 and the A556. This increase is further exacerbated by the expansion of Manchester Airport (Airport City) and the development of the Wythenshawe MediPark.

M6 junction 19 improvements are part of a wider collection of schemes to improve connections between Cheshire and South Manchester, including the completed A556 between Knutsford and Bowdon, the improved B5569, the M6 junction 16-19 smart motorway and the planned M56 junction 6-8 smart motorway.

The government announced this scheme in December 2014 as part of the Road Investment Strategy.

Aims

The changes are vital for reducing congestion in the future, improving safety and journey time reliability for all road users and increasing connectivity between local areas. The plans will also improve access for walkers and cyclists.

The scheme in detail

We propose to:

  • add a two-way link across the junction to allow better connection between the M6 and A556, including a new bridge spanning the M6 motorway within the roundabout
  • renew traffic signals on the roundabout and its approach roads
  • add new traffic signals for the Tabley Hill Lane / Pickmere Lane junction
  • add new signs
  • improve local access for walkers and cyclists using the junction

Project media files and documents

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 M62 westbound between junctions J12 and J10 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 12 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 24, 2020, 7:32 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J17 and J18 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 29 May 2020 to 06:00 on 30 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 9:12 pm
Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J18 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 29 May 2020 to 06:00 on 30 May 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 9:12 pm
Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J18 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 29 May 2020 to 06:00 on 30 May 2020.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 9:12 pm
Location : The M6 northbound at junction J21A . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 May 2020 to 06:00 on 20 June 2020.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 11:32 am
Location : The M6 northbound 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 21:00 and 06:00 from 26 May 2020 to 30 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 31 May 2020 to 7 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 15 June 2020 to 20 June 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 11:32 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 21:00 and 06:00 from 26 May 2020 to 30 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 31 May 2020 to 7 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 15 June 2020 to 20 June 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 11:32 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 21:00 and 06:00 from 26 May 2020 to 7 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 15 June 2020 to 20 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 11:32 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 21:00 and 06:00 from 26 May 2020 to 7 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 15 June 2020 to 20 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 11:32 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 21:00 and 06:00 from 26 May 2020 to 7 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 15 June 2020 to 20 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 11:32 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 21:00 and 06:00 from 26 May 2020 to 30 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 31 May 2020 to 7 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 15 June 2020 to 20 June 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 11:32 am
Location : The M62 eastbound exit slip at junction J11 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 26 May 2020 to 30 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 31 May 2020 to 7 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 15 June 2020 to 20 June 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 11:32 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J22 and J21A . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 May 2020 to 06:00 on 20 June 2020.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 11:32 am
Location : The M56 eastbound between junctions J12 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 27 May 2020 to 29 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 4:01 am
Location : The M56 westbound between junctions J9 and J11 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 27 May 2020 to 29 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 1 June 2020 to 6 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 8 June 2020 to 13 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 15 June 2020 to 20 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 22, 2020, 4:01 am
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: 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 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 May 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:37 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: 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 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: May 21, 2020, 12:37 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 09:00 and 17:00 from 25 May 2020 to 29 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 1 June 2020 to 5 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M56 westbound at junction J5 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 May 2020 to 06:00 on 27 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 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: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M56 westbound at junction J7 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 25 May 2020 to 29 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 1 June 2020 to 5 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M56 westbound between junctions J5 and J7 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 25 May 2020 to 17:00 on 5 June 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M56 westbound at junction J5 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 25 May 2020 to 29 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 1 June 2020 to 5 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J21A and J20 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2, 3 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:00 on 27 May 2020 to 06:00 on 28 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 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 May 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M56 westbound exit slip at junction J5 for Manchester Airport. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 May 2020 to 06:00 on 27 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M56 eastbound between junctions J14 and J9 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:00 on 16 May 2020 to 05:00 on 4 July 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M56 westbound between junctions J6 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 25 May 2020 to 29 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 1 June 2020 to 5 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M56 eastbound at junction J6 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 25 May 2020 to 29 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 1 June 2020 to 5 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 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 May 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M56 westbound between junctions J9 and J11 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:00 on 14 May 2020 to 05:00 on 4 July 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M56 westbound between junctions J4 and J5 for Manchester Airport. Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 May 2020 to 06:00 on 27 May 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M56 westbound between junctions J5 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 May 2020 to 06:00 on 27 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J20 and J21 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 May 2020 to 05:00 on 27 May 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 28 May 2020 to 05:00 on 29 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M56 eastbound exit slip at junction J5 for Manchester Airport. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 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 M6 southbound between junctions J21A and J20 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:00 on 26 May 2020 to 05:00 on 27 May 2020. Schedule : From 23:00 on 28 May 2020 to 05:00 on 29 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J18 and J19 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 May 2020 to 05:00 on 26 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M6 southbound entry slip at junction J21 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:00 on 27 May 2020 to 06:00 on 28 May 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
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 May 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M56 westbound between junctions J5 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 25 May 2020 to 29 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 1 June 2020 to 5 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 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: May 21, 2020, 12:32 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: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M56 westbound at junction J5 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 May 2020 to 06:00 on 27 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M56 westbound between junctions J4 and J5 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 May 2020 to 06:00 on 27 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M56 westbound at junction J6 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 25 May 2020 to 29 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 1 June 2020 to 5 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J19 and J18 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 May 2020 to 05:00 on 26 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M56 eastbound entry slip at junction J7 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 25 May 2020 to 29 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 1 June 2020 to 5 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J18 and J19 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 27 May 2020 to 04:30 on 28 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M56 eastbound between junctions J9 and J5 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 25 May 2020 to 17:00 on 5 June 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 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 May 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M56 eastbound between junctions J6 and J5 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 25 May 2020 to 29 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 1 June 2020 to 5 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm
Location : The M56 eastbound between junctions J7 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 25 May 2020 to 29 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 17:00 from 1 June 2020 to 5 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 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 May 2020.
Posted: May 21, 2020, 12:32 pm

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