“£50m investment” for M6 junction 19 roundabout planned in Knutsford

By on July 6, 2017

Knutsford locals should be warned to expect more roadworks in the coming years, as Highways England announced that they are to undergo a major improvement of the roundabout at junction 19 of the M6.

Having undergone consultation with drivers over various different option, over 75% chose the so-called ‘Option A’ scheme – providing a new bridge across the middle of the existing roundabout. This is where the motorway meets the A556, and is projected to cost around £50 million, with works either starting as soon as March 2019, or as late as March 2020.

The project will comprise major construction works in the middle of the roundabout, over the existing carriageways on the M6. It is said that this will give link roads between the northbound M6 and A556 dual carriageway, as well as on the southbound routes.

Elsewhere, the scheme will also give wider lanes and traffic lights on the existing roundabout, and improve local access for walker, cyclists and horse riders.

Irene Ofei, project manager at Highways England, said; “We are delighted to announce the scheme we are taking forward is the one which was the overwhelming choice of people taking part in last year’s consultation. We feel this option will deliver most and lasting benefits in terms of improving journey reliability and safety and increasing capacity. The new link roads across the middle of the roundabout will take a lot of traffic away from other parts of the roundabout, reducing congestion for everyone.”

You can read the full announcement, as well as finding out the results of last summer’s consultation, here: http://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/m6-junction-19-improvement-scheme-options

 

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