M6 junction 19Recently updated

We will be making improvements to junction 19 of the M6

Region:  North West
Start date:  By end March 2020
Cost:  £25-50 million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  

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Progress report

We recently asked for your opinion on our proposals. The consultation ran from 17 August to 23 September.

You can view the consultation documents on our consultation page.

What next?

We‘ll combine your feedback with further technical analysis and use this to decide our “preferred route”: the option we’ll recommend to the Planning Inspectorate when we seek planning permission.

We’ll give you the opportunity to have your say on our preferred route before we submit planning permission.

Timeline

Date Event
December 2014 Scheme announced in Road Investment Strategy
7 August to 23 September 2016 Have your say: design options consultation
end March 2020 Scheme construction begins
TBC Scheme construction ends

Why we need this scheme

The government announced this scheme in December 2014 as part of the Road Investment Strategy. This busy junction is in need of improvement to meet the expected increase in traffic coming from the M6 smart motorway scheme and the A556 improvement scheme, both currently underway. Once all works are completed, there will be better access to the M56 and Manchester Airport.

Aims

The changes are vital for reducing congestion in the future, improving safety and journey time reliability for all road users and increasing connectivity between local areas. The plans will also improve access for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

The scheme in detail

We have worked up two options that meet the aims we have set for this scheme. View our proposals in full and tell us what you think.
Option A
We propose to:
  • add a two-way link across the junction to allow better connection between the M6 and A556, including a new bridge spanning the M6 motorway within the roundabout
  • renew traffic signals on the roundabout and its approach roads
  • add new traffic signals for the Tabley Hill Lane / Pickmere Lane Junction
  • widen lanes on the existing roundabout to increase capacity, including the bridges over the M6
  • add news signs including gantry signs
  • improve local access for walkers, cyclists and horse riders using the junction
Option B
We propose to:
  • renew traffic signals on the roundabout and its approach roads
  • add new traffic signals for the Tabley Hill Lane / Pickmere Lane Junction
  • widen lanes on the existing roundabout to increase capacity, including the bridges over the M6
  • add a third lane to the A556 northbound exit
  • add a new segregated left turn from the A556 northbound to the M6 northbound with a raised island separating it from the roundabout
  • add news signs including gantry signs

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Planned roadworks

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Location : The M56 westbound between junctions J7 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lane one 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 one of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 10:19 am
Location : The M56 eastbound exit slip at junction J9 to A50. 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 : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 10:19 am
From Location : The M56 westbound exit slip at junction J9 to A50. To Location : The M6 slip road. 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 : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 10:19 am
Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J20 to A50. 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 : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 10:19 am
From Location : The M56 eastbound exit slip at junction J9 . To Location : The M6 southbound entry slip at junction J20 from M56 east. Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2, 3 and 4 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 : All lanes will be 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 eastbound between junctions J7 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 March 2017 to 05:00 on 30 March 2017. Schedule : From 20:00 on 2 April 2017 to 05:00 on 3 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be three of five lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 10:19 am
Location : The M56 eastbound at junction J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 March 2017 to 05:00 on 30 March 2017. Schedule : From 20:00 on 2 April 2017 to 05:00 on 3 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 10:19 am
Location : The M56 eastbound entry slip at junction J7 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 March 2017 to 05:00 on 30 March 2017. Schedule : From 20:00 on 2 April 2017 to 05:00 on 3 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 10:19 am
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J19 and J20 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 29 March 2017 to 05:00 on 30 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 10:19 am
Location : The M56 eastbound between junctions J9 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 29 March 2017 to 7 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 7:57 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J19 and J16 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 28 March 2017 to 30 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 5:01 am
Location : The M56 westbound between junctions J7 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 March 2017 to 05:00 on 28 March 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 28 March 2017 to 8 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 3:10 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 between junctions J7 and J6 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadside Drains Works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 28 March 2017.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 2:03 am
Location : The M56 westbound between junctions J6 and J7 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadside Drains Works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 28 March 2017.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 2:03 am
Location : The M56 eastbound between junctions J7 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 28 March 2017 to 1 April 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 3 April 2017 to 8 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 2:02 am
Location : The M56 westbound between junctions J6 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 28 March 2017 to 1 April 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 3 April 2017 to 8 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 2:02 am
From Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J20 . To Location : The M56 westbound entry slip at junction J9 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 28 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 27, 2017, 7:56 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J19 and J20 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 28 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 27, 2017, 7:56 pm
Location : The M56 eastbound between junctions J7 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lane three 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 four lanes closed.
Posted: March 27, 2017, 2:11 pm
Location : The M56 westbound between junctions J6 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lane three 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 four lanes closed.
Posted: March 27, 2017, 2:11 pm
Location : The M56 eastbound between junctions J7 and J6 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 31 December 2017.
Posted: March 26, 2017, 6:25 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J19 and J16 . Lane Closures : Lane three is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 30 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of four lanes closed.
Posted: March 26, 2017, 6:25 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J19 and J16 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 15:30 on 3 February 2017 to 06:00 on 30 November 2017.
Posted: March 26, 2017, 6:24 pm
From Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J20 . To Location : The M56 westbound entry slip at junction J9 . 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 : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M56 eastbound entry slip at junction J7 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 1 April 2017 to 05:00 on 2 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J19 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 March 2017 to 05:00 on 31 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M56 westbound entry slip at junction J9 from M6 south. 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 : 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 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 between junctions J7 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 1 April 2017 to 05:00 on 2 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be three of five lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M56 eastbound at junction J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 1 April 2017 to 05:00 on 2 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four 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 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 westbound between junctions J6 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 30 March 2017 to 1 April 2017. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 April 2017 to 05:00 on 23 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be three of five lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M56 westbound entry slip at junction J9 from M6 south. 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 : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
From Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J20 . To Location : The M56 westbound entry slip at junction J9 . 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 : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm

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