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ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 - SECTION 14 THE M56 MOTORWAY (EASTBOUND & WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAYS & SLIP & LINK ROADS) AND THE A56 & A556 TRUNK ROADS (MANCHESTER SMART MOTORWAY SCHEME] [TEMPORARY RESTRICTION AND PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC) ORDER 2020

Notice ID: MFN0567947

Notice effective from
10th September 2020 to 10th October 2020

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 - SECTION 14 THE M56 MOTORWAY (EASTBOUND & WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAYS & SLIP & LINK ROADS) AND THE A56 & A556 TRUNK ROADS (MANCHESTER SMART MOTORWAY SCHEME] [TEMPORARY RESTRICTION AND PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC) ORDER 2020
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Highways England Company Limited (Company No. 09346363) has made an Order on the M56 Motorway, the A56 and A556 Trunk Roads, in the Boroughs of Cheshire East, Trafford and Warrington, in the Counties of Greater Manchester and Cheshire, to enable works associated with the Manchester Smart Motorway Scheme to be earned out in safety.
that Highways England Company Limited (Company No. 09346363) has made an Order on the M56 Motorway, the A56 and A556 Trunk Roads, in the Boroughs of Cheshire East, Trafford and Warrington, in the Counties of Greater Manchester and Cheshire, to enable works associated with the Manchester Smart Motorway Scheme to be earned out in safety.
(a) The Order will impose a 50 mph speed restriction as indicated by speed restriction signs on the following:

i. the M56 eastbound carriageway, from a point 1500 metres east of Yarwood Heath Lane Bridge, to a point 500 metres west of the Airport Link South Bridge, including the M56 M Spur Link Road (A556);

ii. the A556 northbound, from a point 200 metres north of Millington Lane Bridge, to the point where the A556 leads onto the M56 M link Spur;

Hi. the A56 Bowden Roundabout entry slip road, to the M56 M Spur Link Road;
iv. the M56 eastbound exit and entry slip roads at Junction 6;

v. the M56 westbound carriageway, from a point 500 metres east of the Airport Link North Bridge, to a point 20 metres east of Yarwood Heath Lane Bridge;

vi. the M56 westbound entry slip road at Junction 5 Airport Spur, from a point 50 metres past the point at which the M56 eastbound and westbound split, to a point 20 metres east of Yarwood Heath Lane Bridge.

vii. the M56 westbound exit and entry slip roads at Junction 6;

viii. the M56 westbound exit slip road at Junction 7.

(b) The Order will ban all traffic from the following:

i. the M56 eastbound carriageway between Junctions 9 and 5, in sections as indicated by traffic signs, from the last point at which the Junction 9 exit slip road leaves the carriageway, to the first point at which the Junction 5 entry slip road joins the carriageway;

ii. the M56 westbound carriageway between Junctions 5 and 8, in sections as indicated by traffic signs, from the last point at which the Junction 5 exit slip road leaves the carriageway, to the first point where the Junction 8 entry slip road joins the carriageway;

Hi. the A56 Bowden Roundabout entry slip road to the M56 M Spur Link Road as described at (a) Hi above;
iv. the M56 Junction 6 eastbound entry slip road;

v. the M56 Junction 6 westbound entry slip road;

vi. the M56 Junction 7 eastbound exit slip road;

vii. the M56 Junction 6 eastbound exit slip road;

viii. the M56 Junction 6 westbound exit slip road;

ix. the M56 Junction 7 westbound exit slip road;

x. the A556 northbound exit slip road, from the last point at which

it leaves Bowden Roundabout, to the first point where it joins the M56 eastbound entry slip road;
xi. the M56 Junction 5 westbound entry slip road;

xii. the M6 Junction 20A eastbound link road to the M56 carriageway;

xiii. the M56 M Spur Link Road to the M56 eastbound carriageway at Junction 7.

(c) The Order will allow the hard shoulder adjacent to the sections of the M56 carriageways described below to be used as running lanes. A 50 mph speed restriction will be in force on the hardshoulder when used as a running lane as indicated by speed restriction signs.

i. the eastbound carriageway, from a point 200 metres east of the Cow Lane Bridge, to a point 600 metres west of the Airport Link South Bridge;

ii. the westbound carriageway, from a point 100 metres west of the Airport Link North Bridge, to a point 100 metres west of Yarwood Heath Lane Bridge.

(d) The Order will prohibit all traffic from the following sections of the M56 Motorway:

i. the eastbound carriageway, from a point 200 metres east of Ryecroft Footbridge, to a point 850 metres west of the Airport Link South Bridge. During the closure of this section of the eastbound carriageway eastbound traffic will be directed to cross over into the westbound carriageway where a contraflow system will be in place;

ii. the westbound carriageway, from a point 850 metres west of the Airport Link South Bridge, to a point 200 metres east of Ryecroft Footbridge. During the closure of this section of the westbound carriageway westbound traffic will be directed to cross over into the eastbound carriageway where a contraflow system will be in place. The contraflow operations will not occur at the same time.

(e) The Order will impose a width restriction of 1.95 metres (6 feet 6 inches) in the offside running lane of the following lengths of the M56 carriageway when indicated by traffic signs on the following:

i. the eastbound carriageway, from a point 200 metres east of Yarwood Heath Lane Bridge, to a point 500 metres west of the Airport Link South Bridge, to include the eastbound Junction 7 M56 M Spur Link Road and the eastbound entry slip road at Junction 6;

ii. the westbound carriageway, from a point 100 metres west of the Airport Link North Bridge, to a point 20 metres east of the Yarwood Heath Lane Bridge, to include the westbound entry slip roads at Junctions 5 and 6.

Prohibitions (b) are expected to be in place overnight between 21:00 and 05:00 (continuing to 07:00 on Saturday and Sunday mornings) during a period starting on Sunday 13 September 2020 and ending on Saturday 12 March 2022. However, works may start and continue between the same times on subsequent nights until completed. Restrictions (a) (c), (d) and (e) are expected to be in place during a continuous period starting at 00:01 on Sunday 13 September 2020 and ending at 23:59 hours on Saturday 12 March 2022. However, work may start and continue beyond these dates until completed. Diversion routes via alternative junctions of the M6, M56, M60, M62 Motorways and local roads will be well signed. The restrictions will not apply to emergency services or special-forces vehicles and the prohibitions will not apply to emergency services, works, winter maintenance, or traffic officer vehicles. The prohibitions and restrictions will only apply during such times and to such extent as will, from time to time, be indicated by traffic signs. The Order comes into force on 12 September 2020 and has a maximum duration of eighteen months. For more information contact the Project Manager Clare Bond, by e-mailing

Clare.Bond@highwaysengland.co.uk

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Mike Bull, SMP Regional Sponsor | North West
SMP Regional Sponsor | North West
Highways England Company Limited, Bridge House, 1 Walnut Tree Close,
Guildford, GU1 4LZ. Registered in England & Wales number 09346363.

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