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:  

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Have your say on our consultation page

We have started our public consultation on the current options. The consultation runs for 4 weeks between Monday 13 March to Monday 10 April 2017.

We’d like to hear your views which will help us improve our options.

You can find more information about the programme and complete the online questionnaire on our consultation page.

What next?

Following the consultation period, we’ll write a consultation report, summarising the feedback received.

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

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Location : The M60 anticlockwise at junction J3 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 15:30 on 28 March 2017.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 1:16 pm
Location : The M56 eastbound exit slip at junction J1 for A34. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 13 April 2017.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 7:03 am
Location : The M67 westbound between junctions J4 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 19:00 and 05:00 from 28 March 2017 to 31 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 2:03 am
Location : The M60 clockwise exit slip at junction J21 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 16:00 from 3 April 2017 to 12 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 12:04 am
Location : The M60 clockwise at junction J23 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 31 March 2017 to 05:00 on 1 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 27, 2017, 3:55 pm
Location : The M67 westbound between junctions J4 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Litter clearance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 March 2017 to 06:00 on 30 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 27, 2017, 2:11 pm
Location : The M67 westbound between junctions J4 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Litter clearance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 March 2017 to 06:00 on 30 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 27, 2017, 2:11 pm
Location : The M67 eastbound entry slip at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Litter clearance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 30 March 2017 to 06:00 on 31 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 27, 2017, 2:11 pm
Location : The M67 eastbound between junctions J3 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Litter clearance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 28 March 2017 to 06:00 on 29 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 27, 2017, 2:11 pm
Location : The M67 eastbound exit slip at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Litter clearance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 30 March 2017 to 06:00 on 31 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 27, 2017, 2:11 pm
Location : The M67 eastbound exit slip at junction J1A . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 07:00 on 2 April 2017 to 17:00 on 2 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 26, 2017, 11:54 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise at junction J3 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 15:30 on 28 March 2017.
Posted: March 26, 2017, 6:28 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise entry slip at junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 30 March 2017 to 03:00 on 31 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M67 westbound between junctions J4 and J3 . Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 05:00 and 19:00 from 28 March 2017 to 30 March 2017.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise entry slip at junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 March 2017 to 03:00 on 30 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J1 and J2 . Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 07:00 on 31 March 2017 to 16:00 on 31 March 2017.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm

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