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
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 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

Roadworks and Events for England

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

Location : The M56 eastbound entry slip at junction J12 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 22 August 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 21, 2017, 8:02 pm
Location : The M56 eastbound between junctions J12 and J11 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 22 August 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 21, 2017, 8:02 pm
Location : The M56 eastbound between junctions J12 and J11 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 22 August 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 21, 2017, 8:02 pm
Location : The M56 westbound between junctions J11 and J12 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder, lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 22 August 2017. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 21, 2017, 7:01 pm
Location : The M56 westbound between junctions J10 and J11 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 24 August 2017 to 06:00 on 25 August 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 21, 2017, 2:19 pm
Location : The M56 eastbound between junctions J11 and J10 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 24 August 2017 to 06:00 on 25 August 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 21, 2017, 2:18 pm
Location : The M56 eastbound exit slip at junction J10 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 27 August 2017 to 18:00 on 27 August 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 21, 2017, 12:18 am
Location : The M56 westbound exit slip at junction J10 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 27 August 2017 to 18:00 on 27 August 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 21, 2017, 12:18 am
Location : The M56 eastbound between junctions J14 and J12 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 23 August 2017 to 06:00 on 24 August 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 20, 2017, 4:05 am
Location : The M56 westbound between junctions J12 and J14 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 23 August 2017 to 06:00 on 24 August 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 20, 2017, 4:05 am

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