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Major upgrades at M6 J17 to be completed

Written by: Neil

Highways England has announced the final phase of essential improvement works for junction 17 of the M6 at Sandbach, which will get underway in the coming days.

Beginning on Friday (July 10th), engineers will embark on seven nights of road closures for the junction, as resurfacing work to the bridge that carries the A534 over the motorway will be completed.

This final phase of the project follows several months of work at the site, which have seen a major remodelling for the junction and the installation of a new 'free flow' lane that takes drivers on to the northbound side of the motorway without the need to traverse the new roundabout.

Additional traffic lights to better manage traffic flows have also been installed in the area.

Highways England project manager Jakub Malaj commented: "The new arrangements at the junction have been operating since April and we've seen a significant improvement in the flow of traffic.

"We now need to carry out some additional work overnight to repair the bridge over the motorway and resurface [the] A534."

He added that all work has been scheduled to be carried out overnight to help limit disruption for travellers along this busy part of the transport network.

The closures will get underway each evening at 20:00 BST and will last until 05:00 on weekdays and until 07:00 at weekends.


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