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M56 Junction 7 Eastbound Improvement

Project status:   Completed
Region:  North West

Start date:   3 November 2014
End date:  2 April 2015

Type:   Improvement Scheme
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Improvement Scheme

Part of our programme of improvements (generally with value <£10m)

Cost:  £4.23 million

Managed by:   Area 10


Where was the project located?

The works were between the eastbound entry slip road at the M56 junction 7 to the Ashley Road footbridge over the M56, south of Altrincham.

Why was the scheme needed?

The scheme was needed as significant congestion and queuing occurs during the morning peak period at the M56 junction 7 eastbound entry slip road. 

What work was carried out?

Works will involve the introduction of a fourth running lane to the eastbound carriageway between the eastbound entry slip road at the M56 junction 7 and the Ashley Road bridge over the M56.

How did this benefit road users?

As part of the Pinch Point Programme, this scheme aims to:

Help to reduce daily congestion.

Reduce journey times for the travelling public.

Improve safety.

How do I find out more information ?

If you have any queries about this project you should contact the Highways Agency Information Line by emailing ha_​info@​highways.​gsi.​gov.​uk or calling 0300 123 5000.