North West maintenance schemes

Maintenance schemes taking place in the North West region.

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We are carrying out maintenance work renewing the waterproofing and surface on two bridges that carry the M6 over Whittingham Lane and Stubbins Lane, north of junction 32. This essential work protects the bridge joints from salt and rainwater damage, reducing the need for emergency repairs in the future.

At the same time, we will also replace the central barrier on both bridges and repair beams under the bridge decks which have been damaged by vehicle strikes. Carrying out this essential safety work at the same time as the waterproofing will mean fewer road closures for customers

We plan to start advance work on the northbound carriageway on Wednesday 7 September and Thursday 8 September. This work will involve two overnight closures of the M6 J32-J33 from 9pm until 5am. These closures will be repeated on Monday 26 September and Tuesday 27 September.

We’ll then close the M6 over four weekends (Friday at 9pm until Monday at 5am.)

  • Friday 9 September – Monday 12 September – southbound
  • Friday 16 September- Monday 19 September – southbound
  • Friday 23 September- Monday 26 September – southbound
  • Friday 30 September- Monday 03 October – southbound

During M6 closures, a fully signed diversion will be in place which has been agreed in advance with the local authority and police.  Southbound traffic will leave the motorway at junction 33, onto the A6 (Preston Lancaster Road) for 12 miles, then onto junction 1 of the M55, re-joining then M6 at junction 32. Northbound traffic will leave the M6 at junction 32, onto junction 1 of the M55, then onto the A6 (Preston Lancaster Road) for 12 miles before re-joining the M6 at junction 33.

To complete the bridge strike repair, we will also close two local roads under each bridge, Whittingham Lane (B5269) and Stubbins Lane during the weekend of Friday 30 September - Monday 03 October.

Fully signed diversion routes will be in place which have been agreed with the police and local council; we recommend that all customers use the signed diversion routes to avoid several weight and height restrictions on local roads nearby. Using a signed diversion route also minimises noise and traffic disruption for residents living close by.

More information

We are mindful that this work will cause delay and disruption and during our planning we have also taken into consideration work on the M56, junctions 5 to 9.

We aim to minimise the impact on customers as much as we can, but we need to advise there will be delays. Where possible, customers should avoid the area by choosing another route if one is available and plan for longer journey times.

Customers living on the diversion route will experience increased traffic numbers and noise during these closures. We apologise in advance and thank you for your patience while this essential work is completed.

 

We're carrying out improvement works at Thornham on the A627(M). This includes resurfacing Thornham roundabout (junction 20) and the associated slip roads from the M62. As well as this, we’ll be replacing road markings from the northern end of the A627(M) to the roundabout at junction 2.

Our work also involves repairing bridge joints, replacing traffic detection loops, signs and a small section of filter drain.

Work is due to start on Thursday 7 July 2022 for approximately 10 weeks. This will take place Monday to Friday, between 8pm and 5am (extended to 7am on Saturdays).

For safety overnight full closures will be in place on the A627(M) and at the roundabout (junction 20). Please note, only one side of the carriageway will be closed at a time. Associated slip road closures are also required.

To ensure journeys are maintained localised signed diversion routes will be in place.

We're planning to carry out lighting improvement work on the slip roads at M53 junction 3. New lighting columns and safety barrier will be installed on the northbound and southbound entry and exit slip roads. The work will also include some minimal vegetation clearance to provide suitable working space to safely carry out the work.

We plan to start on or shortly after 6 December 2021, with the aim to finish by the end of March 2022. This will take place Monday to Friday between the hours of 9pm and 5am.

During our work, overnight full closures of the slip roads are required for safety. To ensure journeys are maintained, localised signed diversion routes will be in place. Advance signage of any planned closures will be displayed on the slip roads.

As we approach Christmas, we’ll be completing as much work as possible before closing site for the festive period. Our site will close from Tuesday 21 December, and we will resume work on Tuesday 4 January 2022.

Closure of M53 northbound exit slip road

Closure of M53 northbound entry slip road

Closure of M53 southbound exit slip road

Closure of M53 southbound entry slip road

We plan to carry out maintenance work between junctions 4 and 5 of the M53.

The work involves replacing parts of the safety barrier and bridge waterproofing. This to ensure we keep the network safe and operational, as well as improving journeys for our customers.

To safely carry out the repairs, we’ll be closing a lane in both directions between junctions 4 and 5 for the duration of the work. A speed limit of 50 mph will also be in place.

The scheme will start on Monday 21 March 2022 and take around 12 weeks to be completed.

Scheme overview

We're carrying out resurfacing work on the M57 between junctions 1 and 2. The work also includes replacing road markings, traffic detection cables and bridge joints.

As part of our work, we’ll be undertaking extensive resurfacing on over 22km of carriageway, reducing the need for further work and minimising customer disruption in the future.

Overnight closures

The majority of our work will be carried out during the week (Monday to Friday) and overnight (8pm to 6am), when traffic flows are at their lowest. We’re aiming to start on Monday 13 June and looking to finish by the end of November 2022.

We’ll be carrying out our work Monday to Friday between the following dates:

  • Monday 13 June to Friday 24 June 2022, overnight full closures of the M57 northbound between junctions 1 and 2 (weekend closures as outlined below)
  • Monday 27 June to Friday 5 August 2022, overnight full closures of the M57 southbound between junctions 2 and 1 (weekend closures as outlined below)
  • Monday 8 August to 23 September, overnight full closures of the M57 northbound between junctions 1 and 2 (weekend closures as outlined below)

We’ll be updating our website with additional overnight closures as and when they are confirmed.

To ensure journeys are maintained, clearly signed diversion routes will be in place. For the latest traffic information visit Traffic England.

Weekend closures and traffic management

Due to the depth of our resurfacing work, we also require traffic management on the M57 over six weekends.

The traffic management, dates, and times of the weekend closures have been planned around major events and football fixtures to minimise the impact on customers: 

8pm Friday 17 June to 6am Monday 20 June 2022 (see maps 1 and 3)

  • Overnight full closure of the M57 northbound between junctions 1 and 3. During the day, single lane running (hard shoulder) with a 50mph speed limit
  • M57 northbound junction 1 (from Tarbock roundabout) access closed
  • M62 to M57 northbound free flow link remains open
  • M57 northbound junction 2 access and exit slip roads closed

8pm Friday 24 June to 6am Monday 27 June 2022 (see map 1)

  • Overnight full closure of the M57 northbound between junctions 1 and 3
  • Full closure between the M57 northbound exit and access slip roads at junction 2 during the day, diversion off and on at junction 2

8pm Friday 8 July to 6am Monday 11 July 2022 (see maps 2 and 4)

  • Overnight full closure of the M57 southbound between junctions 3 and 1. During the day, single lane running (hard shoulder) with a 50mph speed limit
  • M57 junction 2 access and exit slip roads closed

8pm Friday 23 September to 6am Monday 26 September 2022 (see maps 2 and 4)

  • Overnight full closure of the M57 southbound between junctions 3 and 1 with 50mph speed limit. During the day, single lane running (lane 3) with a 50mph speed limit
  • All slip roads remain open

The fifth and sixth weekends of work are still to be finalised as we’re awaiting the release of next season’s football games.

Once confirmed, we'll be sharing the latest information on this page.

Diversion routes

We plan to carry out work to resurface the carriageway on the M57, between junctions 3 and 4. The work will take place on the northbound carriageway and will include the replacement of road markings, bridge joints and traffic detection cables. The purpose of our work is to ensure we keep the network safe and operational, as well as improving journeys for our customers. 

Work is due to start on or shortly after 14 January 2022 for around five weeks. This will take place Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8pm and 5am (extended to 7am during the weekend).

During these works, we will have either lane or full carriageway closures in place on the M57 between junctions 2 and 4 for safety. To ensure journeys are maintained, clear signed diversion routes will be in place.

In addition to this, a full weekend closure is required on the M57 junction 4 northbound exit slip road. This is to repair the large damaged section of carriageway, which is too extensive to complete in the time available during an overnight closure. This closure will be in place from 8pm Friday 28 January to 5am Monday 31 January 2022.

Closure of M57 northbound between junctions 2 and 4

Closure of M57 junction 4 northbound exit slip

Background

The River Dane bridge was built in 1962. It is an 85-metre-long structure that carries the M6 motorway over the River Dane between junctions 18 and 19, towards Holmes Chapel in Cheshire.

The piers supporting the bridge have weakened and need essential repair works.

The scheme

The works will involve strengthening the piers, replacing the concrete with a hard-wearing material that will bring the bridge back up to current standards.

We will use hydro demolition methods to remove older concrete and carry out phased concrete repairs to all the piers supporting the bridge.

The work will be done below the motorway level. As a result, no traffic management will be in place on the road above. But while the area may not look different, please be aware that work is taking place below and the bridge is weakened.

During the works

To ensure safety, the load carrying capacity of the bridge will be reduced to a maximum of 44-tonne vehicles. Restrictions will allow all normal traffic to continue using the motorway without disruption.

However, heavy loads will not be able to use the bridge and must use another route. Bridge weight restrictions will be in place from Monday 4 April 2022, for 24 months.

Following completion of the scheme in April 2024, heavy load restrictions will be removed. The bridge repairs will have a minimum design life of 50 years.

We'll be resurfacing the carriageway on the M6 between junctions 19 and 20. In total, we plan to resurface over 22km of carriageway, most of which will take place on the northbound carriageway. The work will also include the replacement of road markings, traffic detection cables and reinstating the manhole covers on the hard-shoulder. The purpose of our work is to ensure we keep the network safe and operational, as well as improving journeys for our customers. 

Work is due to start on or shortly after 6 December 2021, with the aim to finish by the end of March 2022. This will take place Monday to Saturday, between the hours of 10pm and 5am (extended to 7am during the weekend).

During these works, overnight lane closures will be in place for safety. Additionally, some full carriageways closures are also required on the M6 between junctions 19 and 20, to replace the traffic detection cables. To ensure journeys are maintained, localised signed diversion routes will be in place.

In March we’ll be carrying out work to repair the southbound carriageway of the M6 between junctions 34 and 33.

Our works will include resurfacing and replacing road markings and road studs. This is to ensure we keep the network safe and operational, as well as improving journeys for our customers. 

Work is due to start on Monday 14 March for around two weeks. This will take place overnight, between 7pm and 7am.

Below is a breakdown of our work and what traffic management is required for safety.

Location

Dates

Traffic management

M6 junction 35 to junction 34

14 to 15 March

Overnight closure of M6 southbound between junctions 35 and 34

Daytime lane closures with a 50mph temporary speed limit

M6 junction 34 to junction 33

16 to 22 March, and 30 March

Overnight closure of M6 southbound between junctions 34 and 33

Daytime lane closures with a 50mph temporary speed limit

M6 junction 34 to junction 33

23 to 29 March

Overnight and daytime lane closures on the southbound carriageway between junctions 34 and 33 with a temporary 50mph speed limit

To ensure journeys are maintained, we will have signed diversion routes in place. But please allow additional time and check your journey before travelling.

We always aim to complete our work on time, but unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather may mean slight changes occur at short notice. Every effort will be made to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum.

Diversion routes

View the junction 35 to 34 diversion

View the junction 34 to 33 diversion

We strongly advise motorists to stick to the signed diversion routes. They have been chosen with both suitability and safety in mind.

Scheme overview

Wellington Road bridge crosses over the M60 motorway, between junctions 1 and 27 in Stockport.

We’re planning to carry out safety improvements to the bridge, which includes replacing both sides of the existing barrier with a new 1.8-metre-high steel barrier. The new barrier will help to improve safety and accessibility for cyclists and pedestrians using Wellington Road bridge.

We plan to start work on 25 April, with the aim of finishing by the end of July 2022. The work will take place in three phases, for each phase our working hours and traffic management arrangements will be different.

Traffic management

Throughout the scheme, there'll be daytime lane closures in place on the A6 Wellington Road. We'll need to fully close Wellington Road to motorists overnight between 9pm and 5am (extended to 7am on weekends).

This is to ensure we’re able to carry out our work safely. Access for pedestrians and cyclists will be available along Wellington Road at all times.

Occasionally, we'll also need to close the M60 and the A560 Great Egerton Street. This is to enable the safe set up of the temporary scaffolding and the work site area.

Our work will be carried out in different phases. Between each phase, there will be some overlap in the activities. This is to speed up our work and complete it as fast as possible.

Phase 1 - set up temporary scaffolding

This involves installing temporary scaffolding required to replace the safety barrier. The work will take place overnight when traffic flows are at their lowest.

Overnight closures on the M60, A6 Wellington Road, and A560 Great Egerton Street are required to carry out our work safely. The closures will be in place between 9pm and 5am on the following dates.

M60 anti-clockwise between junctions 1 and 25
26 April to 5 May and 16 May to 24 May

M60 clockwise between junctions 26 and 1
6 May to 11 May and 25 May to 30 May

A560 Great Egerton Street closures
12 May to 14 May and 31 May to 7 June

Phase 2 - replacement of safety barrier

This involves replacing the existing barrier with a new 1.8-metre-high barrier on both sides of the bridge. The work will take place overnight when traffic flows are at their lowest. It involves full overnight closures of the A6 Wellington Road, and lane closures during the day.

Phase 3 - removal of temporary scaffolding

This will see the removal of the temporary scaffolding at night, when traffic flows are at their lowest. Overnight closures on the M60, A6 Wellington Road and A560 Great Egerton Street are required to carry out our work safely. The closures will be in place between 9pm and 5am on the following dates.

M60 anti-clockwise between junctions 1 and 25
24 June to 28 June and 4 July to 8 July

M60 clockwise between junctions 26 and 1
29 June to 1 July and 8 July to 12 July

A560 Great Egerton Street closures
2 July and 12 July

To ensure journeys are maintained, we'll have signed diversion routes in place. See the following maps for more information. 

Diversion routes for closure of the A6 Wellington Road

Diversion routes for closures of the A560 Great Egerton Street

Eastbound diversion route for the closures of the M60

Westbound diversion route for closures of the M60

We're planning to repair the M60 junction 3 clockwise entry slip road (from the A34 Kingsway northbound). The work involves resurfacing the slip road, replacing the road markings, road studs, bridge joints and traffic count loops. Our aim is to ensure we keep the network safe and operational, as well as improving journeys for our customers. 

Work is due to start around Friday 4 February 2022 for approximately two weeks. This will take place between the hours of 8pm and 5am, extending to 7am at the weekends.

During these times, overnight full closures of the M60 junction 3 clockwise entry slip road is required for safety.

In addition to this, a full weekend closure is also required to repair a large damaged section of carriageway, which is too extensive to complete overnight. We'll be closing the M60 junction 3 clockwise entry slip from 8pm Friday 1 April until 5am Monday 4 April 2022, to carry out this work.

Closure of M60 junction 3 clockwise entry slip road

Barton Bridge carries the M60 over the Manchester Ship Canal. Due to damage caused to the existing safety barrier, the hard shoulder on the clockwise carriageway is occupied by a temporary steel wall.

To improve safety for drivers, we’re carrying out improvement work to the safety barrier on both sides of the bridge. This involves replacing the existing structure with a new 1.8-metre-high barrier.

To do this work safely, we’ll be putting a series of overnight (8pm to 5am) lane closures in place on both the clockwise and anti-clockwise carriageways. There’ll always be at least one lane open in each direction, ensuring journeys are maintained. Each morning the lane closures will be removed.

We're carrying out essential work between junctions 14 and 15 of the M60 on Wardley Hall bridge.

Our work involves replacing parts of the safety barrier in the central reservation, as the structure has reached the end of its serviceable life. This will ensure the safety of drivers using this part of the network over the long term.

To safely carry out these improvements we need to install traffic management between junctions 13 and 15 of the M60. To put this in place, there’ll be three overnight carriageway closures in both directions from Monday 6 June to Wednesday 8 June 2022, between 9pm and 6am.

We’re asking drivers to follow clearly signed diversion routes during these closures.

The repairs on the safety barrier start on Thursday 9 June 2022 for around six weeks. For the safety of our operatives and road users, there’ll be 24-hour narrow lanes and a speed limit of 50 mph during the scheme.

To reduce the disruption on motorists, we’ll be carrying out our work overnight (9pm to 6am) when traffic levels are lowest.

Over the years, the ground conditions underneath the safety barrier between junctions 20 and 21 of the M60 clockwise is failing. As a result, the foundations to the safety barrier has weakened. We need to carry out work to move the safety barrier onto the same foundations as the M60. These foundations are robust and will ensure the barrier is stable, and the network is operationally safe for motorists to use.

For more information, view communications leaflet here.

We plan to start work to replace the safety barrier to the bridges located at M60 junction 22. The work will entail replacing the existing safety barrier with a 1.8m high steel barrier at the Hollinwood interchange and Hollins Road overbridges. This will greatly improve safety for both cyclists and pedestrians using the bridge. 

Work is due to start from 27 January and aim to complete these improvements by mid-April 2022. On Hollinwood interchange overbridge, work will take place during the day (8am to 5pm), and on Hollins Road overbridge, work will take place overnight (9pm to 5am).

To safely carry out our work, the following traffic management measures will be in place:

Location

Dates & Times

Traffic management

Hollins Road overbridge (roundabout)

27 January to mid-April

9pm to 5am

Temporary four-way traffic lights

 

Hollinwood interchange

(northbound)

 

 

6 February &

2 March

9pm to 5am

 

Full closure of Hollinwood interchange northbound including lane closure on approaches from Manchester Road and Hollinwood Avenue

 

Hollins Road overbridge

3 March &

7 April

9pm to 5am

Full closure of Hollins Road overbridge in both directions

 

M60 junction 22 slip roads

To be confirmed

Total closures of the junction 22 entry/exit slip roads will be required. Dates are yet to be confirmed. Advance signage will be clearly displayed on the slip roads. Alternatively, visit our website for more information

Hollinwood interchange

Footpath

(north-side)

7 February to 2 March 2022

 

24-hour footpath closure is required. Diversion route will be in place for pedestrians and cyclists

Hollinwood interchange

footpath

(south-side)

2 to 23 March 2022

24-hour footpath closure is required. Diversion route will be in place for pedestrians and cyclists

Hollins Road

footpath

(north-side)

27 January

to 4 March 2022

24-hour footpath closure is required. Diversion route will be in place for pedestrians

Hollins Road

footpath

(south-side)

7 March

to 8 April 2022

24-hour footpath closure is required. Diversion route will be in place for pedestrians

In March we’ll be repairing the southbound carriageway on the M61 between junction 3 to where it joins the M60 clockwise carriageway at junction 15.

We will also be carrying out works on the M61 junction 3 southbound exit slip road at the same time.

The work involves resurfacing, installing new traffic signs and replacing the road markings, road studs and traffic count loops. Our aim is to ensure we keep the network safe and operational, as well as improving journeys for our customers. 

Work is due to start on Monday 14 March, and is expected to finish on Friday 13 May 2022. Work will take place between 8pm and 5am, extending to 7am at weekends.

During these times, full overnight closures of the M61 southbound carriageway and link roads between junction 3 and the M60 are required for safety.

To minimise disruption, we will be carrying out the works in phases. Advanced signage will be placed on-site and there’ll also be localised signed diversion routes.

We've recently carried out work to repair the carriageway at the M62 junction 10, otherwise known as Croft Interchange. The work to repair the carriageway on the M62 at junction 10 is progressing well, and all surfacing work is now complete.

However, due to bad weather conditions at the end of last year, we were unable to replace the bridge joints. We’ve re-programmed these works around other projects taking place in the area, to make sure we minimise disruption. These will now be completed in April 2022.

What’s next?

Deep carriageway inlay repairs are planned for the M62 eastbound to M6 northbound link road. The work will include the replacement of road markings, road studs and traffic count loops. 

These works are due to start around 22 April 2022 as follows:

Location

Dates

Traffic management

M62 eastbound to M6 northbound link road at M62 junction 10

Friday 22 to Monday 25 April 2022

Full weekend closure from 8pm Friday to 5am Monday.

Diversions will be to M6 junction 21 and back, and to M62 junction 11 and back.

The M62 westbound to M6 northbound link road and the M62 eastbound to M6 southbound link road will also be closed for this work overnight on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (8pm to 7am).

M62 eastbound to M6 northbound and southbound link road at M62 junction 10

Wednesday 27 April 2022

Overnight full closure between 8pm and 7am. 

The M62 westbound to M6 northbound link road will also be closed for these works.

Diversions in place via the M62 to junction 11 and back, and the M6 to junction 21 and back.

We always aim to work to our schedule, but unforeseen circumstances such as severe weather conditions may mean slight changes occur at short notice. 

We're planning to resurface the carriageway on the M65 between junctions 6 and 7. The work will place on both sides of the carriageway and will include the replacement of road markings, bridge joints and traffic detection cables. The purpose of our work is to ensure we keep the network safe and operational, as well as improving journeys for our customers. 

Work is due to start on or shortly after 21 February 2022. This will take place Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8pm and 5am (extended to 7am during the weekend). For safety, we will need to have some overnight closures in place. Below is a breakdown of our programme:

Date

Works

Location

Closures

21 February to 4 March

Carriageway surfacing

Eastbound carriageway between junctions 6 and 7

Full closure of eastbound carriageway

7 to 18 March

Carriageway surfacing

Westbound carriageway between junctions 7 and 6

Full closure of westbound carriageway

21 March to 14 April

Repairs to bridge joints

Eastbound carriageway at junction 7

Full overnight at junction 7

19 April to 20 May

Repairs to bridge joints

Westbound carriageway at junction 7

Full overnight at junction 7

To ensure journeys are maintained, signed diversion routes will be in place.

Our work is subject to weather conditions and therefore dates may change at short notice.

We're planning to resurface the M65 between junctions 8 and 10. In total, we plan to resurface over 40km of carriageway. The work will take place on both sides of the carriageway and will include the replacement of road markings, bridge joints and traffic detection cables. The purpose of our work is to ensure we keep the network safe and operational, as well as improving journeys for our customers. 

Work is due to start on or shortly after 18 October 2021 for around 17 weeks. This will take place Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8pm and 5am (extended to 7am during the weekend).

For safety, overnight full carriageway closures are required on the M65 between junctions 8 and 10. These will be in place in many phases, and only one side of the carriageway will be closed at a time. Occasionally, we will need some closures at junction 7 and 11 to tie in the surfacing work. Associated slip road closures are also required, and to ensure journeys are maintained localised signed diversion routes will be in place.

 

We’re replacing parts of the safety barrier and resurfacing the carriageway between junctions 3 and 4 of the M66.

This is to ensure we keep the network safe and operational, as well as improving journeys for our customers.

To safely install the traffic management, we need to close the southbound carriageway between junctions 3 and 4. This will take place from 9pm Monday 14 March to 6am Wednesday 16 March 2022. Well signed diversion routes will be in place.

The repairs will start on Monday 14 March 2022 for around 24 weeks, with work taking place between 9pm and 6am.

To safely carry out our maintenance works we will have narrow lanes in place and a speed restriction of 50mph.

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