A556 Knutsford to Bowdon Environmental Improvement 8 March 2017
A new largely offline and grade separated dual carriageway linking M6 J19 and M56 J7. It would replace the current heavily congested and mostly four lane single carriageway A556.
The Highways Agency has confirmed that a 60mph speed limit will be applied to the new road in an attempt to minimise pollution generated by the increase in traffic. This limit is expected to be raised to National Speed Limit 2-5 years after the road is opened, as vehicle emissions drop.
M6 J19 Improvement 21 September 2016
Improvements will be made to J19 of the M6 in order to reduce congestion and increase safety. The junction suffers problems handling current levels of traffic, and congestion is expected to be increase now that the adjacent A556 Knutsford to Bowdon Environmental Improvement scheme has opened to traffic. Changes are therefore required to allow the junction to continue functioning.