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
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  

Progress report

Our consultation on the options for this scheme closed on 10 April, thank you to everyone who took part. We are now reviewing all comments.

You can still view all the consultation material on the consultation page.

What next?

We’re currently analysing all feedback received during the consultation. We expect to announce our preferred option this autumn.

We expect construction work 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

Roadworks and Events for England

The latest incident information for England's motorway and trunk routes provided by Highways England

Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J22 and J23 . Lane Closures : Lane four will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 1 October 2017 to 06:00 on 2 October 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: September 24, 2017, 8:10 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise at junction J24 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 22 September 2017 to 07:00 on 23 September 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 27 September 2017 to 29 September 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 23, 2017, 4:07 am
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J22 and J23 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 27 September 2017 to 29 September 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 23, 2017, 4:02 am
Location : The M60 clockwise entry slip at junction J24 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 September 2017 to 05:00 on 27 September 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 23, 2017, 4:02 am
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J24 and J25 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 25 September 2017 to 27 September 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm
Location : The A663 southbound between the junctions with the A669 and the M60 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 September 2017 to 06:00 on 26 September 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise entry slip at junction J27 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 28 September 2017 to 06:00 on 29 September 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J22 and J24 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:02 on 22 September 2017 to 05:00 on 29 September 2017.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J22 and J23 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 September 2017 to 05:00 on 26 September 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise entry slip at junction J24 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 September 2017 to 05:00 on 26 September 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J26 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 28 September 2017 to 06:00 on 29 September 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm
Location : The M67 westbound between junctions J4 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 September 2017 to 05:00 on 26 September 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm

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