A57/A628 Trans-Pennine programmeRecently updated

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

Region:  North West
Start date:  TBC
Cost:  TBC
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
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What next?

There will be other opportunities to tell us what you think. A consultation on more detailed plans is due to take place next year, with construction work expected to start by spring 2020.

Why we need this scheme

The Trans-Pennine route runs between Manchester and Sheffield, providing an important connection between two of our most important Northern cities.

Currently journey times can vary highly and compare unfavourably with links between other cities a similar distance apart. This is because parts of the route, particularly the A628, experience:

  • high volumes of traffic
  • steep gradients and sharp bends
  • winter closures during bad weather

This results in:

  • delays and congestion
  • above average numbers of accidents
  • unacceptable impact on local communities and the environment of the Peak District National Park
  • impact on the economy

The scheme in detail

We are investigating ways to improve connectivity between Manchester and Sheffield. The Trans-Pennine Upgrade Programme includes a number of initiatives to improve travel along this corridor which were announced in the Government’s Road Investment Strategy.

Our Trans-Pennine Upgrade Programme contains the following elements:

  • Mottram Moor link road – a dual carriageway link from the M67 terminal roundabout to a junction at A57(T) Mottram Moor
  • A57(T) to A57 link road – a single carriageway link from the A57 at Mottram Moor to a junction on the A57 at Brookfield, bypassing the existing A628/A57 and A57 Woolley Lane/Hadfield Road junctions
  • A61 - a dual carriageway on the A61 between the A616 roundabout and junction 36 of the M1
  • A628 climbing lanes – consideration of the provision of two overtaking lanes on the A628 near Woodhead Bridge and near Salters Brook Bridge
  • Safety and technology improvements – measures focused on addressing accident clusters

We have also committed to consult with local communities and stakeholders on the scope and viability of further improvements and extension of the Mottram Moor Link Road that would address the issues faced in Tintwistle and Hollingworth.

Aims

The aims of this scheme are:

  • faster, more reliable journey times, improving the connection between Manchester and Sheffield
  • reduction in impact on the natural environment and landscape in the Peak District National Park
  • better air quality and lower impact from traffic noise
  • reduction in delays and queues at peak hours
  • reductions in the number of incidents and accidents
  • ensuring that incidents and accidents have less impact on traffic when they do occur

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Planned roadworks

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Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Schedule : From 21:00 on 22 January 2017 to 06:00 on 23 January 2017. Location : The M60 clockwise exit slip at junction J26 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Litter clearance is planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 6:53 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 January 2017 to 06:00 on 24 January 2017. Location : The A627M northbound at the junction with the A664 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Litter clearance is planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 4:53 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : From 21:00 on 27 January 2017 to 06:00 on 28 January 2017. Location : The M60 anticlockwise exit slip at junction J3 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Schedule : From 09:30 on 25 January 2017 to 15:30 on 25 January 2017. Location : The A627M southbound. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 21 January 2017 to 28 January 2017. Location : The M60 anticlockwise between junctions J3 and J1 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 21 January 2017 to 28 January 2017. Location : The M60 anticlockwise at junction J4 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 21 January 2017 to 28 January 2017. Location : The M60 anticlockwise at junction J3 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise between junctions J25 and J24 . Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 23 January 2017 to 15:00 on 23 January 2017. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 21 January 2017 to 28 January 2017. Location : The M60 anticlockwise between junctions J5 and J4 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J24 . Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 26 January 2017 to 15:00 on 26 January 2017. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm

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