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

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Location : The A57 westbound between the junctions with the A628 and the M67 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 8:30 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J25 and J26 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:18 on 20 July 2017 to 05:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 8:20 pm
Location : The M67 eastbound entry slip at junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Reason : Roadside Drains Works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 8:00 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J24 and J25 . Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 06:00 and 21:00 from 21 July 2017 to 11 August 2017.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 8:00 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise entry slip at junction J24 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadside Drains Works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 8:00 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J24 and J25 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Roadside Drains Works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 8:00 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise between junctions J2 and J25 . Reason : Roadside Drains Works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 8:00 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise exit slip at junction J25 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Reason : Roadside Drains Works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 8:00 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise between junctions J25 and J24 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Roadside Drains Works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 8:00 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise between junctions J25 and J24 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Roadside Drains Works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 8:00 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 : From 20:00 on 22 July 2017 to 08:00 on 23 July 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The M56 westbound entry slip at junction J1 from A34. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 00:00 on 21 July 2017 to 23:59 on 23 July 2017.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The A627M northbound between the A627 and the junction with the A664 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 24 July 2017 to 05:00 on 25 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The A663 northbound between the M60 and the junction with the A669 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 07:00 on 23 July 2017 to 16:00 on 23 July 2017.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The A627M northbound between the A627 and the junction with the A664 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 July 2017 to 05:00 on 22 July 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The A627M southbound between the A664 and the junction with the A663 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 24 July 2017 to 26 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise between junctions J3 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lane four will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 July 2017 to 06:00 on 22 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J22 and J23 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 July 2017 to 05:00 on 22 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise exit slip at junction J4 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 00:00 on 21 July 2017 to 23:59 on 23 July 2017.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm

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