Highways England unveils preferred route for M6 Knutsford roundabout
July, 11 – 2017 – Highways England has unveiled its preferred route for its planned £50m scheme to improve the roundabout at Junction 19 of the M6 near Knutsford in Cheshire, UK.
The scope of the work includes the construction of a new bridge across the middle of the roundabout where the motorway meets the A556.
The roundabout will offer dedicated link roads between the northbound M6 and the new northbound A556 Knutsford to Bowdon dual carriageway as well as the southbound M6 onto the southbound, local, A556 road towards Northwich.
The improvements also include wider lanes on the existing roundabout to increase capacity, including the bridges over the M6, new traffic lights on the roundabout and its approach roads, new traffic lights for the Tabley Hill Lane/Pickmere Lane junction, and improvements to local access for walkers, cyclists and horse riders using the junction.
Highways England project manager Irene Ofei 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.”
Construction on the scheme is expected to start in March 2019 but by March 2020 at the latest