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
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
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Progress report

Our consultation has now started and will close on 27 February 2017. To find out more about the consultation and how to respond, please visit our consultation page.

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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Planned roadworks

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Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 February 2017 to 27 February 2017. Location : The M56 westbound between junctions J7 and J9 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 7:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 February 2017 to 27 February 2017. Location : The M56 eastbound between junctions J9 and J7 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 7:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 February 2017 to 06:00 on 27 February 2017. Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J22 and J23 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 25 February 2017 to 25 March 2017. Location : The M53 northbound between junctions J11 and J9 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 25 February 2017 to 25 March 2017. Location : The M53 northbound entry slip at junction J11 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 8 September 2017. Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J21A to M62 east. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadside Equipment Maintenance.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Location : The M53 northbound exit slip at junction J10 . Status : Pending. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 25 February 2017 to 25 March 2017. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 5 September 2017. Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J10 and J11 . Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadside Equipment Maintenance.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 25 February 2017 to 25 March 2017. Location : The M53 northbound entry slip at junction J10 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 8 September 2017. Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J21A to M62 East. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadside Equipment Maintenance.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 25 February 2017 to 2 March 2017. Location : The M53 northbound between junctions J10 and J8 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 26 February 2017 to 11 September 2018. Location : The M62 eastbound exit slip at junction J8 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 25 February 2017 to 25 March 2017. Location : The M53 southbound entry slip at junction J9 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 16 May 2017. Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J8 and J7 . Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 25 February 2017 to 25 March 2017. Location : The M53 southbound exit slip at junction J10 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 26 February 2017 to 06:00 on 27 February 2017. Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J7 and J6 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed. Reason : Litter clearance is planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 25 February 2017 to 25 March 2017. Location : The M53 southbound between junctions J9 and J10 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 21:00 on 1 March 2017 to 06:00 on 2 March 2017. Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J22 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 6 March 2017 to 11 March 2017. Location : The M56 eastbound entry slip at junction J10 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 8 September 2017. Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J21A to M62 west. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadside Equipment Maintenance.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 09:30 on 27 February 2017 to 15:00 on 27 February 2017. Location : The M56 westbound exit slip at junction J12 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 21:00 on 2 March 2017 to 03:00 on 3 March 2017. Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J19 and J20 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 25 February 2017 to 1 April 2017. Location : The M56 westbound exit slip at junction J11 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 28 February 2017 to 2 March 2017. Location : The M62 eastbound exit slip at junction J8 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Location : The M56 eastbound between junctions J11 and J10 . Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:30 on 26 February 2017 to 15:30 on 27 March 2017. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 13 March 2017 to 31 March 2017. Location : The M62 eastbound at junction J6 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 26 March 2017. Location : The M56 eastbound exit slip at junction J9 . Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 13 March 2017 to 31 March 2017. Location : The M62 eastbound entry slip at junction J6 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 09:30 on 27 February 2017 to 15:00 on 27 February 2017. Location : The M56 westbound between junctions J11 and J12 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 1 March 2017 to 3 March 2017. Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J10 and J12 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 25 February 2017 to 25 March 2017. Location : The M56 westbound at junction J15 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 25 February 2017 to 25 March 2017. Location : The M53 northbound exit slip at junction J9 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 6 March 2017 to 11 March 2017. Location : The M56 westbound between junctions J9 and J10 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 27 February 2017 to 23 March 2017. Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J23 and J22 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Schedule : From 21:00 on 28 February 2017 to 05:00 on 1 March 2017. Location : The M56 eastbound entry slip at junction J9 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 21:00 on 1 March 2017 to 06:00 on 2 March 2017. Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J22 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 27 February 2017 to 2 March 2017. Location : The M56 eastbound between the A494 Chester and junction J15 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 27 February 2017 to 23 March 2017. Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J22 and J23 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 25 February 2017 to 25 March 2017. Location : The M56 westbound between junction J15 and the A494 Chester. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 26 March 2017. Location : The M6 southbound entry slip at junction J20 from M56 east. Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
From Location : The M56 westbound between junction J15 and the A494 Chester. Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 27 February 2017 to 4 March 2017. To Location : The A494 westbound between the M53 and the junction with the A540 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J19 and J20 . Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:30 on 2 March 2017 to 15:30 on 3 March 2017. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 25 February 2017. Location : The M53 northbound between junctions J9 and J8 . Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Barrier repairs.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 28 February 2017 to 2 March 2017. Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J8 and J9 . Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 26 February 2017 to 11 September 2018. Location : The M62 westbound exit slip at junction J8 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 19:00 and 05:00 from 27 February 2017 to 12 September 2018. Location : The M62 eastbound exit slip at junction J8 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 5 September 2017. Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J9 and J10 . Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadside Equipment Maintenance.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : From 21:00 on 2 March 2017 to 06:00 on 3 March 2017. Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J8 and J7 . Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Schedule : From 21:00 on 28 February 2017 to 05:00 on 1 March 2017. Location : The M6 southbound. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 19:00 and 05:00 from 27 February 2017 to 12 September 2018. Location : The M62 westbound exit slip at junction J8 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 February 2017 to 06:00 on 26 February 2017. Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J21 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 20:30 on 1 March 2017 to 05:30 on 3 March 2017. Location : The M62 westbound entry slip at junction J8 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Schedule : From 21:00 on 28 February 2017 to 05:00 on 1 March 2017. Location : The M6 southbound. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 5 September 2017. Location : The M62 eastbound at junction J9 . Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadside Equipment Maintenance.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 21:00 on 1 March 2017 to 06:00 on 2 March 2017. Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J22 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be closed. Schedule : From 21:00 on 2 March 2017 to 06:00 on 3 March 2017. Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J9 and J8 . Lanes Closed : There will be four of five lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 21:00 on 1 March 2017 to 06:00 on 2 March 2017. Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J22 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 13 March 2017 to 31 March 2017. Location : The M62 westbound exit slip at junction J6 to M57 north. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Location : The M6 southbound. Status : Pending. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 1 March 2017 to 05:00 on 2 March 2017. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 3 March 2017 to 15 March 2017. Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J10 and J12 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 February 2017 to 06:00 on 26 February 2017. Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J20 and J21 . Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 28 February 2017 to 2 March 2017. Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J7 and J8 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 February 2017 to 06:00 on 27 February 2017. Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J22 and J23 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 13 March 2017 to 31 March 2017. Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J7 and J6 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: February 25, 2017, 5:05 am

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