M62 junction 26 Chain Bar improvement scheme

Improving traffic flow on the M62 Chain Bar roundabout by adding an extra lane and reconfiguring the traffic signals.

Region:  North East
Start date:  11 May 2015
Cost:  £11.03 million
Status:  CURRENT
Type:  Improvement Scheme
End date:  Spring 2017
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Progress report

We have completed the utility works and the project is the final stages of construction.

We are currently undertaking works including landscaping and pedestrian and cycleway improvements. The new roundabout and extra lane are now in use.

What next?

We are carrying out final works and we expect to finish the project in the coming weeks.

Timeline

Date Event
11 May 2015 Start of works
Spring 2017 End of works

Why we need this scheme

The roundabout currently suffers from congestion at peak times, resulting in delays.

Aims

The extra lane will increase capacity. Reconfiguring the traffic signals will improve how traffic flows through the roundabout. This will help to reduce congestion and delays. We are also providing new lane markings and signs to improve safety.

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Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J26 and J25 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 30 May 2017 to 06:00 on 31 May 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The M606 southbound exit slip at junction J1 to M62 East. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 31 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
From Location : The M606 southbound exit slip at junction J1 to M62 West. To Location : The M62 westbound entry slip at junction J26 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 1 June 2017 to 06:00 on 2 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J27 and J28 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 30 May 2017 to 06:00 on 31 May 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am

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