M6 motorway junction to shut for up to ten nights as work on new bridge continues



A busy M6 motorway junction is set to be closed for up to ten nights later this month as work on a £43m project continues.

Highways England are building a new bridge over the motorway at junction 19 near Knutsford.

The junction – which is used by many Stoke-on-Trent residents to get to Manchester Airport – will be closed every night for up to ten nights from Monday September 14.

The closures will be in place between 9pm and 6am each night – with no work taking place at weekends.

Motorists will have to use other motorway junctions or diversion routes to access or leave the motorway during this time.

Highways England said drivers travelling between the M6 and M56 via the new A556 Knutsford to Bowdon bypass will also need to use a diversion route.

While the junction is closed roundabout light, traffic signals and road signs will be removed as part of preparations for the new bridge and other improvements.

Highways England project manager Jamie Carruthers said:  “We’re making great progress on this major improvement to improve the flow between the motorway and the A556, reduce congestion around the roundabout itself and make the junction safer for everyone to use – including pedestrians and cyclists.

“So far we’ve been working in the motorway verges and the central reservation as we start to construct the bridge but now we’re starting work up on the roundabout itself.

“We’d like to thank everyone in advance for their patience during the overnight junction closures which are essential to protect road users and our workforce.”   

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The 18-month long project is expected to be completed next summer.

The new bridge through the roundabout – one of the busiest motorway roundabouts in the region – is set to provide direct links between the motorway and A556 and help reduce congestion at other parts of the junction.





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