Please be aware that there are currently roadworks at and around the airport, and some road layouts may have changed. Please follow airport signage and follow diversions. You may need to allow extra time for your journey.
“Hilton Junction” (M56 Airport Spur, Outwood Lane and Ringway Road West Intersection)
Work continues to remodel the “Hilton” junction where M56 spur, Outwood Lane and Ringway Road West meet. This is on track for completion in late March.
- To permit final construction and surfacing works to take place, a series of overnight closures will commence next week at the junction and the M56 spur (between the junction and T2 roundabout)
- The night closures will be on 7/8/9/12/13/14/15/16 March and generally run 2000-0400* (*TBC)
- During these closure periods, traffic will be directed off M56 exit spur road at T2 roundabout. Diversion signage will direct drivers to T1/2/3, as appropriate.
Styal Road/Hollin Lane (B5166) - A6 Manchester Airport Relief Road (SEMMMs) Construction
Temporary traffic lights are in use on Styal Road. Please allow extra time for your journey.
Preliminary works to construct a new roundabout on Outwood Lane (at the junction with Terminal Road North) are underway.
Thorley Lane/Runger Lane
From Tuesday 13th February, pedestrian improvements to Runger Lane/Thorley Lane will begin. There will be traffic signals which be moved in sections as these works are carried out. All works on the carriageway will be subject to off-peak hours (09:30 – 16:00 Monday to Friday).
A555 Westbound Closure from 12th February
Essential drainage repair works under the carriageway will require the closure of A555 westbound between Handforth and A34, 24 hours a day for 17 weeks from 12th February. Traffic will be diverted via Stanley Road. More information
A 10-week programme of roadworks is underway in the Station Road area of Handforth. Detailed information about the scheme can be found online at: www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/highways and live updates from site will be tweeted from @CECHighways. The programme is expected to continue through to early April.
M56 “Sharston Link” Resurfacing – The commencement of narrow lanes is expected from 17th March (starting on the eastbound link and moving to westbound link). There will be some overnight total closures to install narrow lanes from the 17th March to the 24th March but these will be programmed to minimise disruption.
M60 Smart Motorway Project - Electronic speed limit signs are in operation on M60 junctions 8 – 10 and M62 junctions 18-20. More information
M60 Junctions 12 and 11 - A revised road layout is in place until March 2018. Though not reducing the number of lanes expect some delays as people get used to this new road layout.
M56 – Junctions 1-7 – there is a project to replace central barriers from now until July. This will be night work which may result in some lane closures
The railway line between Manchester and Preston, via Bolton, is being upgraded/electrified. Therefore, weekend works until May 2018 may impact on Transpennine Express and Northern Rail services (with replacement bus services in use). Please check www.nationalrail.co.uk before you travel.