Highways England’s work to construct a congestion-busting new bridge over the M6 at Knutsford in Cheshire is entering its final phase this month.
The £43 million bridge is being built through the roundabout at junction 19 of the M6 providing links to the motorway and A556 and improving traffic flow. And after successful operations this year to lift dozens of huge steel beams into place and pour the concrete foundations for the bridge deck, the improvement is set to open by the end of the summer.
“We are now in the final stages of work. Over the next couple of months we’ll be focusing on surfacing, marking and installing traffic signals along the new bridge as well as delivering other improvements at the roundabout itself,” said Highways England project manager Khalid El-Rayes. “We’d like to thank users of the M6, A556 and local people for their continued patience and support as we work to deliver this vital improvement at one of the busiest motorway junctions in the region.”
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