Manchester Airport: travel disruption on motorways to impact journeys for start of summer holidays

Journeys to Manchester Airport by road are set to be disrupted until the end of July- here is the information on why and when work is expected to be completed

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The roads to and from Manchester Airport will become increasingly busy in the coming weeks as people head off for summer holidays. Getting to the airport is the first step on the holiday experience, but if you are heading to the airport on the road there may be some disruption. 

Manchester Airport has issued information about which roads will be disrupted by construction and repairs. Repairs started at the end of May and are set to run until the backend of July, after the school summer holidays have started. 

Below is the information you need to know about works to motorways near Manchester Airport. The roads will be partially closed for at least a certain period during this time. 

M56 J6-7 Resurfacing Works

 Essential resurfacing work will take place around this section of the M56 until the end of July There will be a mix of full overnight closures and lane closures on both sides of the carriageway. Works will take place, Monday to Friday between 8pm and 6am and extended to 7am on Saturdays.

There will also be closures on the following roads:   

Eastbound - The M56 eastbound junction 7 to 6 will be closed overnight from Tuesday 13 to Friday June 16, reopening at 7am on Saturday June 17. It will close again overnight on Monday June 19.

Westbound - The M56 westbound junction 6 to 7 will be closed overnight from Tuesday July 11- Friday July 14, reopening at 7am on Saturday July 15.

There will be a signed diversion in place. Delays are expected, so it is advised that you leave extra time for journeys.

M60 J7-8 Carrington Bowl – Carriageway resurfacing

From Tuesday May 30 to Friday July 21 2023, works will start on the M60 between junction 7 and 8, for the resurfacing, road markings, and the replacement of traffic detection loops and bridge joints.

Works will take place from Monday to Friday between 8pm and 5am, extending to 7am on Saturdays. There will be a mixture of overnight lane closures and full road closures. Clearly signed diversion routes will be in place during the full closures.

For more information on both of these planned road closures and works, visit National Highways.