M62 junction 26 Chain Bar improvement scheme

Improving traffic flow on the M62 Chain Bar roundabout by adding an extra lane and reconfiguring the traffic signals.

Region:  North East
Start date:  11 May 2015
Cost:  ¬£11.03 million
Status:  COMPLETED
Type:  Improvement Scheme
End date:  Spring 2017
Programme:  

Progress report

We have completed this scheme and road users are now benefitting from a wider roundabout and less congestion.

Timeline

Date Event
11 May 2015 Start of works
Spring 2017 End of works

Why we need this scheme

The roundabout currently suffers from congestion at peak times, resulting in delays.

Aims

The extra lane will increase capacity. Reconfiguring the traffic signals will improve how traffic flows through the roundabout. This will help to reduce congestion and delays. We are also providing new lane markings and signs to improve safety.

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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 exit slip at junction J27 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 15:30 on 23 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 23, 2018, 8:30 am
Location : The M621 eastbound between the M62 and junction J1 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 23 May 2018.
Posted: May 23, 2018, 7:06 am
Location : The M621 eastbound between the M62 and junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 23 May 2018 to 25 May 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 23, 2018, 5:08 am
Location : The M621 westbound between junction J1 and the M62 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 23 May 2018.
Posted: May 23, 2018, 5:08 am
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J27 and J26 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 29 May 2018 to 06:00 on 30 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 22, 2018, 8:40 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound exit slip at junction J26 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 22, 2018, 7:11 pm
Location : The M606 northbound entry slip at junction J1 from M62 East. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 24 May 2018 to 06:00 on 25 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:30 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J27 and J28 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 23 May 2018 to 06:00 on 24 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 8:50 am
Location : The M62 westbound exit slip at junction J27 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 09:31 on 8 May 2018 to 06:00 on 30 November 2018.
Posted: May 18, 2018, 7:27 am

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