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Traffic bulletin: Saturday night to Monday morning - M6 junction closure for £43m bridge project

Junction 19 of the M6 at Knutsford in Cheshire will be closed for part of the weekend as National Highways, formerly Highways England, works to complete its congestion-busting new bridge over the motorway.


The £43 million bridge is being built through the roundabout at junction 19 of the M6 providing links to the motorway and A556 and improving traffic flow. The improvements were due to be completed by the end of the summer but the project has been delayed by a few months due to the global shortage of materials caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

National Highways always plans roadworks to minimise disruption to people attending large public events.  The Premier League match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford on Saturday (kick off 12.30pm) means this weekend’s junction closure will only take between 9pm on Saturday night (25 September) and 6am on Monday morning (27 September).

While the junction will be closed, the M6 itself will remain open in both directions. The junction closure means no access to or from the motorway at junction 19. The A556 will also be closed from its junction with the northbound A5033 as well as junction 7 of the westbound M56. Diversions will be in place with more details and other project information available at:


Drivers are advised to check traffic conditions before setting out on journeys. Live traffic information is always available at www.trafficengland.com or from National Highways’ 24-7 customer contact centre at 0300 123 5000.   Updates will also be posted to @HighwaysNWest – National Highways’ regional Twitter feed.

Pictured - The new bridge over the M6 at Knutsford is taking shape and is set to open this winter.


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