Three weeks of closures on M56 towards Manchester Airport
HOLIDAYMAKERS heading to Manchester Airport for late night time and early early morning flights about the following number of weeks are staying reminded to depart added time for journeys – with right away function to remodel a fast paced part of the M56 continuing.
The added-time message is being aimed at any person travelling overnight from places west of the airport – from the West Midlands, North Wales and areas of Cheshire – for late night and early early morning flights amongst Thursday, July 14 and Friday, August 5 into Saturday 6 August.
Countrywide Highways, which is providing an £85 million upgrade of the motorway in between junction 6 at Hale Barnes and junction 8 at Bowdon, has confirmed the eastbound M56 west of the airport will be shut nightly, apart from at weekends, about that period.
The primary junction for the airport – junction 5 – has remained open right all through the job but motorists working with the eastbound M56 have experienced to get a diversion to get to junction 5 when occasional overnight closures of the carriageway from junction 7 at Altrincham have been in put.
Area and motorway diversions will continue to be in area for the most recent collection of eastbound carriageway closures. But vacation-makers are being reminded to system their journeys with the following overnight closures of the eastbound carriageway now confirmed:
• Thursday July 14 (9pm to 6am)
• Friday July 15 (9pm to 7am)
• Monday July 18 (9pm to 6am)
• Tuesday July 19 (9pm to 6am)
• Wednesday July 20 (9pm to 6am)
• Thursday July 21 (9pm to 6am)
• Friday July 22 (9pm to 7am)
• Monday July 25 (9pm to 6am)
• Tuesday July 26 (9pm to 6am)
• Wednesday July 27 (9pm to 6am)
• Thursday July 28 (9pm to 6am)
• Friday July 29 (9pm to 7am)
• Monday August 1 (9pm to 6am)
• Tuesday August 2 (9pm to 6am)
• Wednesday August 3 (9pm to 6am)
• Thursday August 4 (9pm to 6am)
• Friday August 5 (9pm to 7am)
Sajjad Ali, Nationwide Highways’ M56 upgrade job manager, explained:
“We’ve had overnight eastbound carriageway closures in position on a regular basis more than the previous calendar year as we’ve worked to provide this important financial commitment in the region’s economy. The diversions have worked nicely but with activities at the airport ramping up for the summer months right after the pandemic we wished to remind motorists to element in some more time for motorway journeys to the airport.
“It’s important to note we began liaising with Manchester Airport Team effectively before the M56 motorway enhance even began. We have an ongoing dialogue with the airport about our building programme and only near carriageways when we have to have the room to do the job properly.
“On evenings when the eastbound carriageway is shut these good diversions will be in spot but our critical message for people heading to the airport for an early morning flight is to please spend a minimal time organizing journeys in advance of environment out and adhere to the diversion information the moment you are approaching the airport.”
National Highways is doing the job intently with the airport, Transport for Greater Manchester and its very own regional functions centre to make certain the right away closures are publicised in superior and signed on each night time.
Anybody travelling the airport from junction 7 of the motorway at Altrincham should use the northbound A56 by way of Altrincham, eastbound A56, then the southbound A5144 Thorley Lane/Delahays Street and eastbound A538 Hale Road from Timperely to Hale Barns then applying Runger Lane to get to the airport and junction 5. This route is not suitable for industrial vehicles.
Drivers preferring to use the alternate motorway route should really join or keep on the M6 at Lymm interchange – M56 junction 9/M6 Junction 20 – travelling north to junction 21 of the M6 wherever they really should sign up for the eastbound A57 Manchester Highway, anti-clockwise M60 and westbound M56 for junction 5.
The overnight perform above the subsequent number of weeks involves safety-significant working-at-height things to do these types of as fitting new difficult and digital indications on gantries about the motorway requiring multiple platforms and cranes.
Entire aspects of all the closures and diversion routes are on the project’s focused webpage which also characteristics a particular information leaflet for drivers creating summer time journeys to the airport.
Drivers are recommended to verify site visitors problems just before placing out on journeys. Reside traffic data is usually out there at www.trafficengland.com or from Nationwide Highways’ 24-7 client speak to centre at 0300 123 5000. Updates will also be posted to @HighwaysNWest – Nationwide Highways’ regional Twitter feed.
The four-mile segment of motorway concerning junction 6 and junction 8 is component of the critical corridor amongst Manchester and Manchester Airport and the Midlands.
As perfectly as setting up technological know-how to assistance present smoother journeys, Countrywide Highways is occupied changing the tricky shoulders to add an added managing lane to equally the westbound and eastbound carriageways.
A new central reservation concrete basic safety barrier, very low sounds surfacing, 4 emergency places – giving a area to cease in the event of break downs or other emergencies – and engineering to notify the regulate centre to breakdowns and incidents will also have been mounted in advance of the further lanes open up to motorists by the conclude of the calendar year.