M6 junction 19 project a step closer to completion

The M6 junction 19 project, which involves a new bridge through the roundabout, has reached another milestone.

The junction has now been opened following work to pour concrete for the new bridge, which will provide a link between the M6 and the A556.

Last weekend saw the ‘up and over’ diversion at junction 19 worked effectively last weekend and in January when the motorway was closed for installation of bridge beams.

In January, 36 steel beams lifted into position over the carriageway, a significant milestone in the construction of the new bridge and, despite challenging weather conditions, work was carried out as planned.

Also in January, Highways England used the full overnight closures to carry out additional routine maintenance. This included clearing 41km of overgrown vegetation, removing 200t of silt from motorway drainage, cleaning 600 gullies and 108 manholes, collecting over 800 large bin bags of litter and making 22 repairs to safety barriers.

Highways England is also continuing to make improvements to the roundabout and surrounding road network, including widening the footway and installing traffic lights south of the junction in Tabley.

The bridge is expected to be completed this summer.

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