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M6 Junction 17 Sandbach Improvements

Project status:   Completed
Region:  North West

Start date:   3 November 2014
End date:  6 August 2015

Type:   Improvement Scheme
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Improvement Scheme

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

Cost:  £2.3 million

Managed by:   Area 10


Current Progress

Major works have been completed and the junction is fully open to traffic.  There is a small amount of minor work still taking place but they do not require full closures of the junction.  There are however, resurfacing works to the west part of the bridge deck and area in front of the petrol station on A534 which will require overnight closures.  These works are planned to take place in early August 2015 as they can only be undertaken when the ongoing repairs to the Congleton Bridge are completed.

Appropriate signs notifying about the overnight closures will be in place in order to notify drivers.

Where was the project located?

The works took place at junction 17 of the M6 north east of Crewe.

Why was the scheme needed?

The scheme was needed to address safety issues, reduce the existing queue lengths and delays and provide additional capacity for potential developments.

What work was carried out?

Works included:

  • construction of a new roundabout at the top of the northbound off slip with a designated left turn on to A534
  • provision of a free flow link from the A534 eastbound on to M6 northbound entry slip
  • installation of new traffic signals at the top of M6 southbound exit slip
  • provision of a designated left turn on to M6 southbound entry slip
  • associated with the above road re-allignment works - earthworks, drainage, resurfacing road markings and etc.
  • installaton of new associated street lighting.


How did this benefit road users?

The works are expected to help to reduce daily congestion, reduce journey times for the travelling public, boost the economy and 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.