Stockport

Vital safety improvements to be made to Wellington Road (A6) bridge in Stockport

Improvements to the structure include replacing both sides of the existing barrier with a new 1.8m high steel barrier.

Work to carry out essential safety improvements on Wellington Road bridge across the M60 at Stockport will begin later this month.

Wellington Road bridge crosses the M60 motorway between junctions 1 and 27 and improvements to the structure include replacing both sides of the existing barrier with a new 1.8m high steel barrier.

This will significantly enhance safety for road users, cyclists and pedestrians who use the structure. The work, being carried out by National Highways, which will take place in three phases, will begin on Monday 25 April with a view to completing the work by the end of July.

Subeyda Fiqow, National Highways assistant project manager, said: “Those who use Wellington Road bridge will benefit from these essential safety improvements. Access for cyclists and pedestrians will be maintained throughout the project.

“At times we will need to close the M60, the A560 and the A6 Wellington Road to road users to ensure the work is carried out safely, however we aim to minimise disruption by doing it in phases and putting clearly-signed diversions in place. I want to thank people for their patience while we work to create safer journeys.”

The work will be carried out in different phases as outlined below. Between each phase, there will be some overlap in the construction activities. This is to speed up the overall programme and complete the work as fast as possible.

The A6 Wellington Road (between Heaton Lane and A5145) will be closed to motorists between 9pm and 5am (extended to 7am on weekends) to carry out the work safely. Access for pedestrians and cyclists will be available at all times.

The M60 and the A560 Great Egerton Street will also be occasionally closed to enable the safe set up of the temporary scaffolding and the work site area.

Phase One

Phase one involves installing temporary scaffolding required to replace the safety barrier. The work will take place overnight when traffic flows are at their lowest.

M60 anti-clockwise between junctions 1 and 25

  • 26 April to 5 May
  • 16 May to 24 May

M60 clockwise between junctions 26 and 1

  • 6 May to 11 May
  • 25 May to 30 May

A560 Great Egerton Street closures

  • 12 May to 14 May
  • 31 May to 7 June

Phase Two

Phase two involves replacing the existing barrier with a new 1.8m high barrier on both sides of the bridge. The work will take place overnight when traffic flows are at their lowest, and will involve full overnight closures of the A6 Wellington Road (between Heaton Lane and A5145), and lane closures during the day.

Phase Three

Phase three will see the removal of the temporary scaffolding at night, when traffic flows are at their lowest.

M60 anti-clockwise between junctions 1 and 25

  • 24 June to 28 June
  • 4 July to 8 July

M60 clockwise between junctions 26 and 1

  • 29 June to 1 July
  • 8 July to 12 July

A560 Great Egerton Street closures

  • 2 and 12 July

Signed diversion routes will be in place to ensure journeys are maintained, and National Highways will be working with other projects in the area to ensure all work is coordinated to minimise disruption to the public.

As the work is subject to weather conditions, dates may change at short notice. Please visit the National Highways website for the latest information.

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