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M6 roadworks and 50mph speed limit at junction 19 about to end

ALL roadworks will soon be eliminated from the M6 at Knutsford, bringing an end to the 50mph pace restriction.

Highways England has verified that do the job on the new £43 million congestion-busting bridge at junction 19 is nearing completion.

Motorists have confronted months of disruption in the course of weekend and night closures as the crossing took shape.

All motorway lanes will return to ordinary width and the tough shoulder will be reinstated afterwards this thirty day period.

The bridge will span the M6 within just the roundabout at junction 19 in Knutsford and is established to generate safer, smoother journeys and enhance access.

Highways England undertaking manager Khalid El-Rayes, explained: “The bridge is coming along perfectly.

“Now that we have raised the ground on both of those sides of the motorway, becoming a member of the new bridge deck to the roundabout, we have been equipped to commence setting up the new lane surfacing.

“We’re also putting in new curbs, drainage and electric powered wires for new lights, which we’re undertaking overnight wherever possible to lower disruption.

“We’re also happy to be eliminating all roadworks from this part of the M6 at the conclusion of this thirty day period, which will substantially profit street buyers.”

All roadworks connected with the bridge building will be lifted on Monday, August 23.

M6 bridge construction

Mammoth feat of engineering to assemble the new bridge

This will require full or partial overnight closures from 9pm to 6am concerning junctions 20 and 19 on August 20, 21 and 22.

The new bridge, which will make improvements to the connection between the M6 and A556, is anticipated to be open for site visitors in early November.

It experienced been hoped it would open this summer season but the pandemic induced a hold off, with the scheme hampered by marketplace-wide product or service shortages and lengthy guide times on deliveries.

new M6 bridge aerial shot

This aerial shot reveals the scale of the development

Khalid added: “Unfortunately, the impression of Covid 19 and delayed deliveries from overseas signifies we are behind program. “To minimise disruption, we will be carrying out all remaining operate through right away weekday closures of the M6 motorway or junction 19 roundabout right until completion of the task in November, besides for August Lender Vacation.”

Prosperous operations earlier this calendar year noticed dozens of large metal beams lifted into location and concrete poured into the foundations for the bridge deck.