A MOTORWAY junction will close for up to 10 nights this month as a £43 million project to ease congestion takes shape.

Highways England is working to install a new road bridge for the A556 over the M6 at junction 19, near Knutsford and Northwich.

As part of the work, the junction will be closed between 9pm and 6am every night for up to 10 nights from Monday, September 14, although no work will take place at weekends.

Drivers will also need to use an alternative route between the M6 and the M56 at Bowdon.

Jamie Carruthers, project manager at Highways England, said: “We’re making great progress on this major improvement to improve the flow between the motorway and the A556, reduce congestion around the roundabout itself and make the junction safer for everyone to use – including pedestrians and cyclists.

Knutsford Guardian:

“So far we’ve been working in the motorway verges and the central reservation as we start to construct the bridge but now we’re starting work up on the roundabout itself.

“We’d like to thank everyone in advance for their patience during the overnight junction closures which are essential to protect road users and our workforce.”

This month’s overnight junction closures will allow roundabout lighting, traffic signals and road signs will be removed as part of preparations to accommodate the new road bridge and other improvements at the junction.

The project is due to be complete next summer and Highways England says all work is being carried out in line with guidance on coronavirus.

For more information see highwaysengland.co.uk/our-work/north-west/m6-junction-19 or email m6junction19improvement@highwaysengland.co.uk