M56 new junction 11aRecently updated

Proposals for a new junction to link the M56 to the A533 at Runcorn, creating an improved link to the new Mersey Gateway bridge from the south.

Region:  North West
Start date:  TBC
Cost:  TBC
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
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Progress report

Our consultation has been extended and will now close on 10 April 2017. To find out more about the consultation and how to respond, please visit our consultation page.

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What next?

Once the consultation has closed, we will look at all the responses and compile them into a consultation report summarising the feedback received. We will then refine the option designs, incorporating the comments provided where practicable and complete our assessment work.

We will then announce the preferred route for the junction in Spring 2017.

Timeline

Date Event
Dec 2014 Scheme announced in the Road Investment Strategy
January 2017 Launch of the public consultation on the options for the new junction 11a
February 2017 Public consultation closes
March 2020 Expected start of works

Why we need this scheme

We are planning a new junction between junctions 11 and 12 on the M56. The purpose of the additional junction is to create an improved link to the new Mersey Gateway Bridge from the south. The scheme was first announced in the government's Road Investment Strategy.

The new Mersey Gateway bridge represents a £2 billion investment with economic, transport and social benefits, including 4,640 new jobs, reduction in journey times of up to 10 minutes and improvements to public transport facilities.

The new M56 junction 11a will play a role in increasing the benefits of the Mersey Gateway, as well as providing better access locally to the M56.

Aims

These works will provide an improved link to the new Mersey Gateway bridge. This scheme is part of the Road Investment Strategy, which aims to:

  • provide a world-class strategic network
  • reduce congestion
  • support jobs and economic growth
  • improve road safety
  • minimise any negative impact on the environment

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Location : The M56 eastbound between junctions J12 and J11 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:26 on 29 March 2017 to 05:00 on 30 March 2017.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 11:55 am
Location : The M56 westbound entry slip at junction J11 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadside Equipment Maintenance. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 22:00 on 28 March 2017.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 11:55 am
Location : The M56 westbound between junctions J10 and J12 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 28 March 2017 to 1 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 11:55 am
Location : The M56 westbound entry slip at junction J11 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 28 March 2017 to 1 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 11:55 am
Location : The M56 westbound entry slip at junction J12 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 March 2017 to 05:00 on 30 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 10:19 am
Location : The M56 westbound entry slip at junction J12 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 March 2017 to 05:00 on 29 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 10:19 am
Location : The M56 westbound at junction J12 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 March 2017 to 05:00 on 29 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 10:19 am
Location : The M56 eastbound between junctions J10 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 29 March 2017 to 8 April 2017. Schedule : From 21:00 on 8 April 2017 to 05:00 on 24 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 10:19 am
Location : The M56 westbound between junctions J12 and J15 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:31 and 05:00 from 28 March 2017 to 23 April 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 5:56 am
Location : The M56 eastbound between junctions J10 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 March 2017 to 8 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 2:44 am
Location : The M56 eastbound exit slip at junction J11 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 March 2017 to 05:00 on 29 March 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M56 eastbound between junctions J10 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 1 April 2017 to 05:00 on 2 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M56 eastbound between junctions J10 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 2 April 2017 to 05:00 on 3 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M56 eastbound entry slip at junction J11 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 March 2017 to 05:00 on 29 March 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M56 eastbound between junctions J11 and J10 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 March 2017 to 05:00 on 29 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm

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