Motorists are set to face more disruption on the M56 – just weeks after the recent major smart motorway upgrade seemed to have been completed.
National Highways has today announced details of a new £2.4 million project involving the resurfacing of the second and third lanes between junctions 6 and 7, Hale Barns to Bowdon.
These lanes – on both the eastbound and westbound carriageway – have deteriorated in quality and were not part of the smart motorway scheme.
National Highways say the upgraded road surface will improve journeys and reduce the need for future maintenance.
But the work will cause disruption, especially for drivers who need to use the road at night.
Work will start on Tuesday 30th May and is due to be completed by the end of July.
Work will chiefly take place between 8pm and 6am, Monday to Friday, extending to 7am on Saturdays.
The affected lanes will be closed during those times but a reduced number of lanes will be open to traffic.
But the M56 eastbound junction 7 to 6 will be completely closed overnight from Tuesday 13th to Friday 16th June, reopening at 7am on Saturday 17 June. It will close again overnight on Monday 19 June.
The M56 westbound junction 6 to 7 will be closed overnight from Tuesday 11 to Friday 14 July, reopening at 7am on Saturday 15 July.
A spokesperson for National Highways said: “I would like to apologise in advance to drivers and residents close to the work for any disruption, and thank you for your continued patience while this essential work is completed.”