Weekend closures on M6 motorway until November

10 weeks of overnight closures on the M6 motorway at the junction 19 is to come, warns Highways England. Every Monday to Friday, from August 23rd until November 3rd between 9pm and 6am, drivers can expect road works on the motorway or at the junction 19 roundabout.

Weekend closures on M6 motorway until November
Highways England

The multiple closures on the M6 come as the huge work to build a new £43 million bridge at junction 19 nears completion.

We’ve made good progress in what has been an extremely challenging year. However, our schedule has regrettably been affected by the industry-wide product shortages and long lead times brought about by Covid-19 restrictions and the isolation of supply chain workers” – explains Highways England spokesman. – „The new link bridge, which we’re building as part of the M6 junction 19 Improvement scheme is expected to be open for traffic in November 2021. This is later than the original summer opening date, which we previously communicated.

To minimise the impact on drivers, Highways England will carry out all remaining work during overnight closures.

There will be closures of the M6 motorway or junction 19 roundabout between 9pm and 6am, every Monday to Friday until completion of the project in November.

Full overnight closures of J19 roundabout & M56 J7 west exit

Monday 23rd August to Wednesday 3rd November (9pm-6am, Monday to Friday only): all approaches to the roundabout will be closed. There will be no access to, from or across the M6 motorway at junction 19. Motorway traffic will continue to run from junction 18 to 20, northbound and southbound.

  • A556 will be closed in Tabley, northbound from A5033 junction and southbound from the M6J19 roundabout.
  • A556 will be closed southbound from Bucklow Hill to the junction 19 roundabout.
  • M56 junction 7 westbound exit slip road will also be closed with a diversion to junction 10 and back.

No full closures are planned for the August Bank Holiday weekend (27, 28, 29, 30 August).

Full overnight closures of M6 motorway

Monday 16th August – Friday 20th August (9pm-6am) :

  • the M6 motorway will be closed northbound and southbound between the exit and entry slip roads. A short up-and-over diversion route will be in place. Expect delays.
  • The A556 northbound to Manchester and southbound onto the M6 will remain open. M56 J7 west exit will also remain open during these closures.
  • A556 will be closed in Tabley in both directions between the M6J19 roundabout and the junction with the A5033.

Removing roadworks from the M6 motorway

At the end of August, Highways England will be removing all their roadworks from this section of the M6 motorway.

From 6am on Monday 23 August:

  • the 50mph speed restriction will be removed,
  • all lanes will be back to normal width,
  • the hard shoulder will be reinstated.

To make these changes, there will be three nights of full and partial closures:

Friday 20th August – 9pm to 6am

  • M6 southbound, full closure between J20 and J19
  • M6 northbound closed between J19 exit and entry slip road. Up-and-over diversion in place.

Saturday 21st August – 9pm to 6am

  • M6 northbound closed between J19 exit and entry slip road. Up-and-over diversion in place.

Sunday 22nd August – 9pm to 6am

  • M6 southbound, full closure between J20 and J19
  • M6 northbound closed between J19 exit and entry slip road. Up-and-over diversion in place.
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