Planned road works in the North West

Here are all the planned roadworks for next week (Monday 2 November to Sunday 8 November 2015) across the North West.

Sunday, 1st November 2015, 5:00 am
Various roadworks on the A1 in the county are starting next week.

M53 Ellesmere Port

Bridge repairs are taking place and some lane closures will remain in place on the slip roads until the project is completed by the end of November.

M56 Junction 12 Runcorn

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The eastbound exit slip road at junction 12 for Runcorn and Widnes closed on 12 October for up to 5 weeks as work continues on the Mersey Gateway bridge project. Drivers will need to travel to junction 11 at Daresbury to join the westbound M56 and travel back to the westbound exit slip road at junction 12 to leave the motorway for Runcorn and Widnes. More information is available at

M60 Junction 8 Sale to M62 Junction 20 Rochdale

A major scheme is taking place to cut congestion and improve journey times on parts of the M60 and the M62 in Greater Manchester. The scheme will require some overnight closures affecting the full carriageway and slip roads, with a 50mph limit in place for the safety of workers and drivers. The project is due to be completed in autumn 2017.

M62 Junction 10 / M6 Junction 21a Croft Interchange

The exit slip roads from the westbound M62 onto the northbound M6, and from the eastbound M62 onto the southbound M6, will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 6am while repair work takes place on the motorway bridges. Drivers will be able to follow clearly-signed diversion routes. Narrow lanes and a temporary 50mph speed limit will also be in place on the slip roads during the day. The scheme is due to be completed in December.

A5036 Litherland

A £1.7 million project to resurface the main road to the Port of Liverpool started on 24 August and is due to finish in February. A 2 ½ mile stretch of the A5036 is being resurfaced from the junction with the M57 and the M58, known as Switch Island, to the junction with Hawthorne Road. All of the work will be carried out overnight to keep disruption to drivers to a minimum, and clearly-signed diversions will be in place when short stretches of the road are closed. Phase 2 of the work started on 11 October.

A556 Knutsford to Bowdon

A £192 million project is being carried out to create a new dual carriageway linking the M56 to the M6 in Cheshire. A temporary 40mph speed limit is currently in place between Bucklow Hill and Bowdon, and the new dual carriageway is expected to open in winter 2016/17. The single slip road (from the southbound A556 onto the westbound M56) at junction 8 of the M56 closed in September for bridge works associated with the wider project. The slip road is now due to re-open in mid-November.

A585 Skippool to Singleton

Work began on 28 September on an 11 to 12 week scheme to improve drainage and footpaths along this section of the route. Work will take place around the clock but temporary traffic signals will only be used overnight. The project should be completed before Friday 18 December

A590 Lindale

Work to replace the verge-side safety barrier along a dual carriageway section will start on Sunday (8 November) and be completed by Saturday 19 December. An overnight closure of the eastbound A590 – for the installation of traffic management – will take place on Sunday (8 November) from 8pm lasting until 6am on Monday 9 November.

A66 Appleby

A £1.76 million carriageway reconstruction project near Crackenthorpe began in mid-October and will last until Sunday 20 December. Temporary traffic lights are in place – manually controlled during the day – and a 40mph speed limit will also be in place past the road works.