The following information has been provided by Highways England
New opening date planned for November 2021
We’ve made good progress in what has been an extremely challenging year. However, our schedule has regrettably been affected by the industry-wide product shortages and long lead times brought about by Covid-19 restrictions and the isolation of supply chain workers.
The new link bridge, which we’re building as part of the M6 junction 19 Improvement scheme is expected to be open for traffic in November 2021. This is later than the original summer opening date, which we previously communicated.
To minimise the impact on our customers, we plan to carry out all remaining work during overnight closures. There will be closures of the M6 motorway or junction 19 roundabout between 9pm and 6am, every Monday to Friday until completion of the project in November. More details below.
Full overnight closures of J19 roundabout & M56 J7 west exit
Monday 26 July – Friday 30 July (9pm-6am)
Monday 2 August – Friday 6 August (9pm-6am)
Monday 23 August to Wednesday 3 November (9pm-6am, Monday to Friday only)
All approaches to the roundabout will be closed. There will be no access to, from or across the M6 motorway at junction 19. Motorway traffic will continue to run from junction 18 to 20, northbound and southbound.
A556 will be closed in Tabley, northbound from A5033 junction and southbound from the M6J19 roundabout.
A556 will be closed southbound from Bucklow Hill to the junction 19 roundabout.
M56 junction 7 westbound exit slip road will also be closed with a diversion to junction 10 and back.
No full closures planned August Bank Holiday (27, 28, 29, 30 August)
*Closures may change due to unforeseen circumstances