A57/A628 Trans-Pennine upgradeRecently updated

We are investigating ways to improve connectivity between Manchester and Sheffield.

Region:  North West
Start date:  2020
Cost:  TBC
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  2023
Programme:  

Progress report

We are now consulting with the general public on our proposals for the Trans-Pennine Upgrade before submitting a planning application to construct the scheme.

We encourage everyone to get involved in this consultation and to do so before 25 March 2018. To take part, please visit our consultation page, where you will find:

  • an online response form
  • a printable version of our response form
  • our public consultation brochure
  • our public consultation leaflet
  • a leaflet explaining Development Consent Orders (DCO)
  • a non-technical summary of our Preliminary Environmental Information Report (PEIR)

Please see 'the scheme in detail' below for more information on our proposals. The Mottram Moor and A57(T) to A57 link roads element of the scheme is classed as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) under the Planning Act 2008 and will require us to apply for a Development Consent Order (DCO) before it can be built.

We are also consulting with you on safety and technology improvements along the A628 and at the A616/A61(T) Westwood roundabout, however these are not subject to the DCO process and we will not require planning permission.

What next?

TThe consultation runs from 12 February 2018 until 25 March 2018. We are holding six consultation events during this time, please see below.

Once the consultation has closed on 25 March 2018, comments received will be taken into account and will inform further refinements to the upgrade, where possible, and our approach to environmental mitigation. All responses will be analysed and compiled into a report which will form part of our planning application and will also be available following submission of the application. We propose to submit the planning application by winter 2018/19 and, provided it is granted, we estimate that works will start on the link roads in 2020.

Timeline

Date Event
November 2017 Announcement of our preferred route
February to March 2018 Public consultation
Winter 2018/19 Submission of planning application
2020 Construction begins

Consultation events

Consultation events will take place at the following venues during the consultation period:

Date Time Venue Address
Saturday 17 February 2018 12 noon to 6pm Mottram C of E Primary School Warhill, Mottram, Hyde, SK14 6JL
Wednesday 28 February 2018 2pm to 8pm Bradbury Community House Market Street, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 8AR
Saturday 3 March 2018 11am to 5pm Tesco Stockport Road, Hattersley, Hyde, SK14 6QA
Monday 5 March 2018 12 noon to 6pm Tankersley Welfare Hall Pilley Lane, Tankersley, Barnsley, S75 3AP
Friday 9 March 2018 11am to 5pm St Mary’s Church Market Street, Hollingworth, Hyde, SK14 8NE
Saturday 10 March 2018 11am to 5pm Mottram Community Centre Church Brow, Mottram, Hyde, SK14 6JJ

Why we need this scheme

The existing route connecting the M67 at Mottram in Longdendale to the M1, north of Sheffield, mostly consists of single carriageway sections with steep gradients and sharp bends. The existing route currently causes a number of negative issues for local people.

Sections of the route can also be badly affected by poor weather and accident rates are above the national average. The road is often closed for these reasons, which means it is not as reliable as it should be. The lack of technology in the area, such as electronic information signs, also means that there is little information available for road users to make effective decisions about their journey.

The scheme in detail

In November 2017 we announced our preferred package. We are proposing to deliver the following elements:

  • Mottram Moor link road – a new dual carriageway from the M67 junction 4 roundabout to a new junction on A57(T) Mottram Moor and a new single carriageway connecting to the A6018 Roe Cross Road.
  • A57(T) to A57 link road – a new single carriageway link from the A57(T) at Mottram Moor to a new junction on the A57 on Woolley Bridge.
  • Safety and technology improvements – including safety measures focused on addressing accident hotspots and the provision of electronic message signs.
  • A616/A61(T) Westwood roundabout – improvements to reduce congestion and improve the flow of traffic through the roundabout in Tankersley, Sheffield.

Aims

The aims of this scheme include:

  • connectivity – by reducing congestion and improving the reliability of people’s journeys between the Manchester and Sheffield city regions.
  • environmental – by improving air quality and reducing noise levels in certain areas, through reduced congestion and removal of traffi c from residential areas. The scheme is also being designed to avoid unacceptable impacts on the natural environment and landscape in the Peak District National Park.
  • societal – by re-connecting local communities along the Trans-Pennine route.
  • capacity – by reducing delays and queues that occur during busy periods and improving the performance of junctions on the route.
  • reliability – by reducing the number of incidents and by the use of technology to advise drivers of incidents along the route.
  • safety – by reducing the number of accidents along the route through targeted improvement measures

Further information

If you believe you are entitled to make a Part I claim for compensation under the Land Compensation Act 1973, please find more information on the Part I claims website.

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Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J23 and J24 . Lane Closures : Lane four is closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 24 February 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of four lanes closed.
Posted: February 24, 2018, 2:00 am
Location : The M60 anticlockwise at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 24 February 2018. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 10:20 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J26 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lane three is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 24 February 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 9:04 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise at junction J4 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 24 February 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 9:04 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J3 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 24 February 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 9:04 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J1 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 24 February 2018. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 9:04 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J26 and J2 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:02 on 23 February 2018 to 05:00 on 24 February 2018.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 9:03 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J4 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:05 on 23 February 2018 to 05:00 on 24 February 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 8:06 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise between junctions J3 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 26 February 2018 to 3 March 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 7:33 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise exit slip at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 26 February 2018 to 30 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 2 July 2018 to 7 July 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 9 July 2018 to 14 July 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 16 July 2018 to 21 July 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 7:33 pm
Location : The M56 westbound entry slip at junction J1 from A34. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 26 February 2018 to 30 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 2 July 2018 to 7 July 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 9 July 2018 to 14 July 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:30 from 16 July 2018 to 21 July 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 7:33 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J26 and J1 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 3 March 2018.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 7:33 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J26 and J27 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 24 February 2018 to 05:00 on 25 February 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 7:33 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J25 and J26 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 24 February 2018 to 05:00 on 25 February 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 7:33 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J24 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 26 February 2018 to 4 March 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 7:33 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise between junctions J3 and J1 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:00 on 20 February 2018 to 05:00 on 3 March 2018.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 7:33 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J24 and J1 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 February 2018 to 05:00 on 10 March 2018.
Posted: February 23, 2018, 7:33 pm

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