by Iain Roberts on 27 December, 2018
From Highways England and their contractor:
M56 Sharston Link – Carriageway surfacing works
Highways England is responsible for managing and maintaining the motorway and trunk road network in Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and South Lancashire.
We have recently carried out work to replace the safety barriers on the M56 between junctions 1 and 3a. I’m pleased to inform you that these works are now complete. A number of drainage issues were also resolved at the same time as well as work to upgrade the communication cables.
In the New Year, we propose to start work to resurface the M56 between junctions 1 and 3a. This will take place on both sides of the carriageway as follows:
M56 between junctions 3a and 1 eastbound
All work will take place between the hours of 9pm and 5am, seven days a week. To facilitate and carry out the works safely, overnight closures will be in place on the M56 between junctions 3a and 1, during the dates and times stated above. For the diversion route, please click https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=1-wWvWyHLN8FYIy53qp-OzIkqC3gkEfHo.
M56 between junctions 1 and 3a westbound
All work will take place between the hours of 9pm and 5am, seven days a week. To facilitate and carry out the works safely, overnight closures will be in place on the M56 between junctions 1 and 3a during the dates and times stated above. For the diversion route, please click https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=19P60dRc5Ro-feosf-LnwBG9bXtQnXzYa.
Full weekend closures
So that we are able to complete this work more quickly and to avoid long-term disruption, we plan to have two full weekend closures in place. This will allow us to carry out necessary deep carriageway repairs as well as a substantial amount of surfacing work. The closures are planned to take place on:
Associated slip road closures will also be required and localised signed diversion routes will be in place. Customers travelling to Manchester Airport are advised to allow extra time for travel.
While we will do our upmost to meet the timeframes stated above, there are factors, such as weather conditions and events that can change the overall programme.Therefore it’s possible that works, including the full weekend closures, could be cancelled at short notice. If you would like to receive the latest information on these works, please follow our twitter feed on @highwaysNWEST. Alternatively, please visitwww.highwaysengland.co.uk/regions/north-west/ or contact our Customer Care Team on 0203 462 1902.
M56 junctions 6 to 8 smart motorway work
You may soon see signs on the motorway advertising that Highways England is upgrading the M56 between junctions 6 and 8 to a smart motorway. This work is due to begin in spring 2019. You can find out more about the smart motorway upgrade at www.highwaysengland.co.uk/m56j6to8.
We would like to apologise for the short notice and for any inconvenience caused. If you wish to discuss this project further or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our 24hr Highways England Customer Care team by phone on 0300 123 5000 or email@example.com.
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