Planned road works in the North West– summary for Monday 3 to Sunday 9 July 2017.

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 30 June and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible. Drivers looking for road works information (such as overnight carriageway closures) for individual schemes should now visit Some of our larger schemes have project pages giving other information. These can now be accessed from a dedicated regional page:

M6 junctions 16 to 19 (Cheshire smart motorway)

Work is underway to upgrade the M6 to a smart motorway between Crewe and Knutsford, converting the hard shoulder to an extra lane and introducing new variable speed limits. Narrow lanes and a temporary 50mph speed limit are in place for the safety of drivers and workers.

M6 junction 21a/M62 junction 10 (Croft Interchange)

Construction work is taking place on a major project to tackle congestion and improve the flow of traffic between the M6 and M62 at Croft Interchange. A 50mph speed limit, backed by average speed cameras, will be in place along main carriageways of both the M6 and M62 and interchange link roads. Between 10pm on Wednesday (5 July) and 5am on Thursday (6 July) the M62 will be totally closed between the link roads for the M6. Clearly-signed diversions using the M6 will be in place.

M60 Junction 1 to Junction 5

Five weeks of work to renew carriageway and other road markings and road studs started on Monday 12 June with the first of a series of overnight, 8pm to 5am weekday lane closures on both the clockwise and anti-clockwise carriageways. There will be no full carriageway closures and the work will be done in short sections. Slip roads at junctions 3 and 4 will need to close overnight when the work is being done in these areas – clearly-signed diversions will be in place.

M60 junction 8 to M62 junction 20 (Sale to Rochdale)

A major smart motorway scheme is taking place to cut congestion and improve journey times on parts of the M60 and the M62 in Greater Manchester. The scheme involves overnight slip road and carriageway closures, with narrow lanes and a temporary 50mph speed limit in place for the safety of drivers and road workers. The anticlockwise M60 between junctions 12 and 8, and the eastbound M62 between junctions 18 and 20, will be closed overnight for 5 nights from Monday 3 July from 10pm until 6am.

M62 junction 11 to junction 12

Lane and carriageway closures over 10 weekends started on Friday 16 June as resurfacing is delivered on both the eastbound and westbound carriageways. Eastbound or westbound carriageway closures – with clearly-signed diversions in place – will take place between 9pm and 7am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. During the day, between 7am and 9pm on Saturdays and Sundays, drivers can expect lane closures and a reduction of the speed limit to 50mph.

M65 junction 1a to junction 3

A project is taking place to repaint road markings along both carriageways of the M65 between junction 1a and junction 3. There will be overnight carriageway closures between the junctions, with clearly-signed diversions in place, from 9pm until 5am each night (until 7am at weekends).

A5036 Dunnings Bridge Road / Church Road

A project to improve pedestrian crossings on the A5036, including installing new tactile paving started on Monday 15 May. Temporary lanes closures will be in place from 9.30am to 3.30pm and from 8pm to 5am, Monday to Friday, as well as during some weekends. The scheme is due to be completed by the end of July.

A56 - A679 Burnley Road to Rising Bridge roundabout

Work to resurface the carriageway is taking place in a 4 week project which started on Monday (26 June) with both the southbound and northbound carriageways benefitting from resurfacing and new road markings. The work involves nightly closures of either carriageway between 8pm and 5am on weekdays only. No works will take place during the week beginning Monday (3 July) but will resume the week after. Clearly-signed diversions will be in place.

A556 Knutsford to Bowdon link road

Work is now well underway to convert the old A556 between the M6 and M56 into a single carriageway B road – the B5569 - with a green corridor for cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders. 2 weeks of work around the junctions linking the old A556 with the new link road will start on Monday (3 July). Some restrictions will be in place:

Chester Road roundabout (Tabley) will operate under temporary traffic lights on Tuesday 4th Wednesday 5th, Thursday 6th and Friday 7th July whilst Scottish Power completes works in this area.

On Monday 3rd , Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th July kerbing works on Chester Road will require a one way system to run southbound between the new Millington Link roundabout and Bucklow Hill junction. Traffic wishing to access northbound will be diverted through Rostherne

On Wednesday 5th, Thursday 6th and Friday 7th July kerbing works on Chester Road will require a road closure from Mere junction to the new roundabout at Chester Road, Tabley. Access will be maintained for local residents and businesses via staffed closures.

A590 Ulverston

Cumbria County Council improvements are continuing around the junction between the A590 Lightburn Road and Daltongate. Temporary traffic lights are in place for carriageway widening, kerb realignments, new crossing facilities, new street lights, new footpaths, new parking bays and improved signs. The work is due to be completed in August.

A590 Lindal-in-Furness

Off-peak temporary traffic lights will be in place on Monday (3 July) for electricity utility works. The traffic lights will operate between 9.30am and 3pm

A66 Bassenthwaite Lake

A contraflow system for flood resilience work has now been replaced by a single lane closure on the eastbound carriageway. The scheme is due to be completed in July.

A66 Thornthwaite (Osprey Site)

Flood resilience work is being carried out on the A66 at Thornthwaite. Temporary traffic lights are in use along with a 40mph speed restriction. Overnight full carriageway closures - between 8pm and 6am each night – for resurfacing will continue between Monday and Saturday (3 and 8 July).. The eastbound HGV diversion route will run from Cockermouth to Carlisle to Penrith via the A595 and M6 (and the same route in reverse for westbound HGVs). The scheme is due to be completed later this summer