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A66 to get revamp near Workington

A scheme to resurface and repair a two-and-half mile stretch of the A66 near Workington is due to begin on Saturday 4 October. The Highways Agency project to provide smoother journeys and improve safety will be carried out overnight to minimise the impact on traffic. The road will be closed from 8pm to 6am for…

Date: 29 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

A66 upgrades between Appleby and Keswick Three schemes to upgrade sections of the A66 between Appleby-in-Westmorland and Keswick are due to begin on Monday 15 September.

Date: 12 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Barrier repairs for M53 at Bebington, Merseyside Work to repair safety barriers along the M53 at Bebington on Merseyside will get underway this weekend.

Date: 19 June 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Broughton and Brigham residents asked for views on A66 junction improvements Local residents from two Cumbrian villages are being invited to share their views on the layout of the Broughton and Brigham junction.

Date: 24 July 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Central reservation work for M6 near Tebay

Drivers using the M6 around Tebay in Cumbria are being advised that work will be taking place next month to modify the central reservation to make future bridge repairs safer and easier. The £450,000 project is being delivered near Castle Howe bridge just north of junction 38 of the motorway and will take place between…

Date: 21 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Contractor appointed for Greater Manchester’s smart motorway A major project to cut congestion and improve journey times on parts of the M60 and M62 around Greater Manchester is on track to start next month, following the appointment of the main contractor.

Date: 19 June 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Denton Island upgrade enters next stage A £5.3 million project to reduce congestion and improve safety at a busy motorway interchange in Tameside will begin the next stage of work on Tuesday 9 September.

Date: 5 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Drainage repairs for M6 south of Lancaster Work to repair and improve drainage along a mile-long section of the M6 around Lancaster in Lancashire will start next month.

Date: 20 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Driver advice as Merseyside hosts The Open golf championship Drivers using motorway routes around the Wirral peninsula are being advised to plan their journeys during next month’s Open golf championship.

Date: 24 June 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Driver advice for Cheshire Show Drivers using the M6 the A556 in Cheshire next week are being reminded that the popular Cheshire County Show is taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday (17 and 18 June).

Date: 9 June 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Driver advice for RHS Tatton Show-goers The Highways Agency is reminding drivers using the M56, A556 and M6 in Cheshire that the annual RHS Tatton Show is taking place later this month.

Date: 10 July 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Drivers reminded of M56 weekend closure at Manchester Airport junction Drivers across the North West are being reminded that the M56 will be closed near Manchester Airport this weekend as the Highways Agency demolishes a bridge as part of its £5.5m pinch point improvement in the area.

Date: 28 July 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Driving advice for Creamfields festival goers The Highways Agency is advising drivers that traffic is likely to be busy around the M56 and M6 this weekend with up to 60,000 dance music lovers heading to the annual Creamfields festival in Cheshire.

Date: 18 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Forest works at Bassenthwaite Lake to close A66 lanes Drivers using the A66 past Cumbria’s Bassenthwaite Lake are being advised the westbound carriageway will be subject to a series of closures for up to three months for tree felling at adjacent Wythop Forest.

Date: 22 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Foundation repairs for A590 at Lindal, Cumbria Work to repair the foundations of the carriageway along a section of the A590 at Lindal in Furness in Cumbria will get underway next month.

Date: 24 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Further carriageway closures around M6 junction 32 as pictures show 'Pinch Point' project taking shape

Drivers using the M6 and M55 around Preston in Lancashire are being advised that overnight carriageway closures will be taking place this weekend and into next week as part of the £7m pinch point widening improvements. The Highways Agency is widening the northbound carriageway of the M6 ahead of and through junction 32 at Broughton…

Date: 26 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Glasgow Games goers urged to Bolt planning onto journeys from North Drivers travelling through the north of England to get to Commonwealth Games events in Glasgow are being urged to plan their journeys.

Date: 8 July 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Heysham Link scheme reaches M6 junction improvements stage Drivers using the M6 through north Lancashire are being advised that Lancashire County Council's £124 million Heysham Link project has reached a new phase which may impact on motorway users.

Date: 13 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Highways Agency helps drivers in the North West have a happy holiday With the school summer holidays almost upon us, and more drivers using its roads, the Highways Agency is urging road users in the North West to check and maintain their vehicles this summer

Date: 9 July 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

It’s Showtime for Highways Agency traffic officers Highways Agency traffic officers will be ‘starring’ at motorway service stations across the North West this summer with the message: ‘it’s good to talk’.

Date: 25 June 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Kendal Calling fans advised to plan journeys Music lovers heading to Cumbria’s popular Kendal Calling event near Penrith at the weekend are being urged to plan their journeys and heed official directions to the music festival site at Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe.

Date: 28 July 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

M53 and M56 Stoak Interchange repairs to begin Regular weekend road works to deliver routine repairs and safer and smoother journeys for motorway users in Cheshire and Merseyside will start this month.

Date: 8 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

M56 weekend closure for £5.5m bridge work at Manchester Airport junction Thorley Lane Bridge over the M56 near Manchester Airport will be demolished over the first weekend in August with a full closure of the motorway in both directions for up to 55 hours.

Date: 22 July 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Major motorway upgrade for M6 at Orrell A £1.7 million project to reduce congestion and improve safety at one of the busiest motorway junctions in the country is due to begin tomorrow night (Wednesday 27 August).

Date: 26 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

New pilot for environmental barriers Road users will soon see a national first on England’s roads as the Highways Agency pilots a new way to tackle the impact of poor air quality

Date: 24 July 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

North West drivers urged to be ‘DeerAware’ Drivers in the North West are being urged to be ‘DeerAware’ after a spate of collisions on the region's roads in recent weeks.

Date: 10 June 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Northbound M6 closures for Broughton widening work Overnight closures of the northbound M6 between junction 31 at Samlesbury and junction 32 at Broughton Interchange will be taking place from next weekend as part of the £7m pinch point widening project at the interchange with the M55 north of Preston.

Date: 4 July 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Orrell Interchange litter blitz yields dozens of sacks of rubbish The Highways Agency is reassuring drivers and people living near motorways and major A roads that it is working hard to tackle litter across the North West.

Date: 2 July 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Overnight carriageway closures for M6 bridge repairs Drivers using the M6 through Cheshire are being advised to expect further overnight carriageway closures until the middle of the month as work continues to repair a motorway bridge.

Date: 7 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Overnight closures for A5103 wear and tear repairs Drivers using the busy A5103 Princess Parkway and Princess Road in south Manchester are being advised that sections will be affected by overnight closures in September and November.

Date: 21 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Overnight closures for M55 to southbound M6 link Overnight closures of the link road from the eastbound M55 onto the southbound M6 will be taking place later this month as part of the £7m pinch point widening project around Broughton motorway interchange north of Preston.

Date: 2 July 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Penrith’s A66 dual carriageway to be resurfaced A project to resurface a half-a-mile stretch of the A66 dual carriageway around Penrith is due to begin on Friday 10 October.

Date: 6 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Phase two Denton Island improvements starts tonight The second phase of the £5.3 million M60 Denton Island pinch point project – delivering safer, less congested journeys around junction 24 of the motorway – will start tonight (Thursday 3 July).

Date: 3 July 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Quieter M56 for Cheshire residents People living around the M56 at Frodsham and Helsby in Cheshire are to benefit from reduced motorway noise thanks to a £1.4 million Highways Agency resurfacing project starting next week.

Date: 25 July 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Resurfacing and new road markings for M53 Ongoing work to tackle wear and tear along the M53 will be continuing into the autumn with a £450,000 Highways Agency project to resurface the carriageway and renew road markings along the motorway between junction 5 at Eastham and junction 8 at Ellesmere Port Docks.

Date: 20 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Resurfacing for A595 around Westlake Science Park Road users will benefit from smoother, safer journeys thanks to a week-long Highways Agency resurfacing scheme along the A595 near Westlake Science Park between Whitehaven and Egremont in Cumbria.

Date: 14 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Road worker dangers highlighted in Cumbria Workers on Cumbria’s road network are urging motorists to think about their safety and stick to the speed limit when they drive through roadworks.

Date: 12 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Road works congestion eased in new phase of Denton Island improvements Drivers using the M60 and M67 and local roads in Tameside will find congestion associated with the £5.3 million Denton Island Interchange roundabout improvement easing this week.

Date: 8 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Safer journeys for A595 near Whitehaven The Highways Agency is spending £88,000 to repaint white lines and other road markings along a section of the A595 near Whitehaven in Cumbria.

Date: 6 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Safer journeys from A590 overnight repairs Drivers using the A590 in Cumbria are advised a series of wear and tear projects providing safer journeys will start on Monday (1 September).

Date: 28 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Safer journeys from A590 overnight repairs A £150,000 Highways Agency overnight resurfacing project along the westbound carriageway of the A590 around Lindale Hill in Cumbria will start next week.

Date: 8 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Safer, smoother journeys for A595 users around Whitehaven in Cumbria

The Highways Agency is spending more than £429,000 this month to provide drivers and other road users with smoother and safer journeys along the A595 near Whitehaven in Cumbria. The resurfacing project is being delivered along two sections of the route – around Egremont and at Bigrigg – in work which started on Tuesday16 September…

Date: 19 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Smoother journeys for A66 road users Drivers are to benefit from safer, smoother journeys along the A66 through Cumbria thanks to more than £900,000 worth of Highways Agency resurfacing works.

Date: 14 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Smoother journeys for drivers on M58 around Switch Island Drivers using the M58 motorway around Switch Island in Merseyside are to get smoother journeys - thanks to a £132,000 Highways Agency project.

Date: 20 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Smoother journeys for M57 drivers Drivers using the M57 motorway around Kirkby in Merseyside are to benefit from smoother journeys.

Date: 20 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Smoother journeys from A66 wear and tear repairs at Brough Overnight work to tackle wear and repair along the A66 around Brough in Cumbria started this week and will continue intermittently until the middle of August.

Date: 10 July 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Smoother journeys M53 for drivers around Bidston A £250,000 Highways Agency project to resurface parts of the M53 in Merseyside will start next month.

Date: 24 June 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Travel advice for Westmorland Show-goers Drivers heading to Cumbria’s popular Westmorland Show south of Kendal next month are being urged to plan their journeys and heed official directions to the county show site at Crooklands near Milnthorpe.

Date: 21 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Wall repairs for A595 at Parton in Cumbria Work to repair a retaining wall alongside the A595 at Parton near Whitehaven in Cumbria started yesterday (Monday 11 August).

Date: 12 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Weekend overnight closures for Eastbound A66 at Brough

Drivers using the eastbound A66 through Cumbria are being advised that it will close overnight next weekend and a weekend next month for wear and tear repairs.  The Highways Agency is delivering a £122,000 project to replace road studs and refresh worn road markings between the Augill junction East of Brough and the boundary with…

Date: 22 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Work to start on £5.3 million improvement to A483 and A55 junction

Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians are set to benefit from quicker and safer journeys as part of a major improvement of the A55 and A483 roundabout near Chester which starts next month. The £5.3 million project, part of the Government’s £317 million pinch point programme, is designed to support nearby Chester Business Park and help generate investment…

Date: 27 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

£2.9 million A585 junction improvement to boost safety and tackle congestion A £2.9 million Highways Agency project to boost safety and reduce congestion around key junctions along the A585 south of Fleetwood in Lancashire is underway.

Date: 6 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West