Posted: Tue 23rd May 2023

M56 near Runcorn set to close for three nights this week

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023

In order to complete the essential finishing works for the bridge replacement scheme, the M56 in Cheshire will be closed for three consecutive nights, starting tonight.

The motorway will be shut in both directions on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between junctions 11 and 12, from 8 pm to 6 am.

This closure, which will impact those travelling to and from north Wales, is part of National Highways’ £27 million A533 bridge replacement project, which will be completed after 18 months of work. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

National Highways has said: “We’re planning on closing the motorway overnight (8pm to 6am) this week between junction 11 and 12 of the M56.”

“The closures will allow us to complete finishing works for the scheme.”

The closure dates, times and locations are:

Tuesday 23 May

  • M56 eastbound junction 12 to 11, closed 8pm to 6am
  • M56 westbound junction 11 to 12, closed 8pm to 6am

Wednesday 24 May

  • M56 eastbound junction 12 to 11, closed 8pm to 6am
  • M56 westbound junction 11 to 12, closed 8pm to 6am

Thursday 24 May

  • M56 eastbound junction 12 to 11, closed 8pm to 6am
  • M56 westbound junction 11 to 12, closed 8pm to 6am

National Highways added: “We’re reminding drivers to follow the diversion routes and not to rely on your satnav, which may take you through roads that aren’t suitable.”

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