A556 ROAD CLOSURES – FULL WEEKEND SCHEDULE
There will be a series of full weekend A556 Road closures prior to the new road opening. This will allow the team to connect the new road to the existing network.
The roads that will be closed are as follows:
• The A556 (Chester Road) will be closed in both directions from the Windmill Public House in Tabley to Bowdon roundabout.
• The M6 J19 southbound access and exit slip roads
(northbound will remain open).
• M56 J8
• M56 J7 eastbound and westbound exit slip roads.
• The link between the two Bowdon roundabouts.
TIMES AND DATES Of The A556 Affected Road Closures
The closures will be in place from Friday at 9pm until 5am on Monday morning.
The anticipated dates are as follows:
Weekend 1: 17th February – 20th February
Weekend 2: 3rd March- 6th March
Weekend 3: 10th March- 13th March
They anticipate that the new road will be open to traffic by 5am on Monday 6 March before closing again for the weekend of Friday 10 March whilst barrier works are completed.
In addition there are two contingency weekends in the event of bad weather affecting works, these are
Weekend : 24th February – 27th February
Weekend: 17th February – 20th February
Traffic travelling between the M6 and M56 motorways will be diverted along the motorway network. Local traffic will be able to use the A50, Chapel Lane and Mereside Road.
ASSOCIATED ROAD WORKS
During weekend 1
They will also be removing the permanent traffic lights at Bucklow Hill junction and installing temporary lights in readiness for the de-trunking works. The traffic signal control pedestrian crossing facility at the junction will no longer be available.
During weekend 2
They will be removing the permanent traffic lights at Mere junction and installing temporary lights in preparation for de-trunking
They will also take the opportunity during these closures to do other advanced works in readiness for de-trunking Chester Road.
There is a requirement to install temporary traffic lights at Tabley and Millington link roads between the new A556 and Chester Rd. The lights will be removed as soon as the roundabouts are fully constructed.
They will make every effort to keep disruption to a minimum.
FULL MAP OF THE ROUTE
A556 Knutsford to Bowdon Improvement Scheme