Wednesday, 7 September 2016

A new Junction 11a for the M56?

Yesterday Highways England unveiled their proposals for a new junction 11a on the M56.  There are two proposals being considered at the moment.  Both proposals are on top of the hill to the east of Junction 12.  The aim is to allow traffic to move from the M56 on to the central expressway - on or near the Brookvale roundabout - and then over the new Mersey Gateway Bridge.  

We can expect the details to be published on the Highways England website shortly.  In the meantime here are a few photographs from Highways England's presentation showing the proposed layouts.

The eastern option is apparently preferred by Highways England.  

From a Frodsham perspective if we are to have this junction - my preference is for the eastern option too - as it is further away from both Frodsham and Sutton Weaver.