Map of M6 J19 Up And Over Diversion

M6 junction 19 planned closure Jan 2021

M6 J19 Project TM Bulletin – Week Commencing 18 January 2021


M6 junction 19 and A556 full weekend closures – 22-25 January and 29 January – 1 February 2021


Please plan your journey in advance and use alternative routes if possible

As part of the M6 junction 19 improvement scheme, we’re constructing a new bridge across the centre of the roundabout. We’ll need to close the M6 motorway in both directions within junction 19, for two full weekends in January 2021 to lift the bridge beams into position. The closures will be between the exit and entry slip roads so all M6 traffic will be diverted up and over the junction in two lanes.

The closures will start at 9pm on the Friday and will be removed by 5am on the Monday. Closure dates may change due to unforeseen circumstances.

We’ll also be closing the A556 in both directions to allow the M6 diversion to flow freely. The A556 will be closed northbound from the A5033 in Tabley and we’ll be closing the junction 7 exit slip road on the M56 westbound onto the A556, to reduce the number of HGVs using local roads.

You can view maps of the diversion routes we will be using in the project information section of this page.

Full closures M6 J18-20

On 22, 24, 29 and 31 January, we’ll also need to close the M6 carriageway overnight in both directions between junctions 18 and 20. These closures will be in place from 9pm to 6am, and will allow us to widen the junction 19 slip roads to accommodate two lanes of traffic.

We will be working with Cheshire East Council and Highways England’s Maintenance team to carry out additional activities during these closures

To request our weekly updates on our planned closures, please email