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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Stoops Island - work has begun.

I've received some further details of the development which will make the M62 Junction 7 both safer and easier to negociate.

"This scheme, estimated to cost £1.65m, is being undertaken to increase the capacity of the junction, to enable developments at Lea Green to proceed. Developers’ contributions of £560,000 will be made towards the scheme.

The works include a free flow link from A570 south to M62 east, so that traffic making this manoeuvre will not have to enter the roundabout. Widening on the north side of the roundabout from 3 to 5 lanes is also included in the scheme.

Works started on site on 27 February 2006 and are scheduled to be completed by September 2006.

During construction part of the roundabout will be restricted to 2 lanes and this will require narrowing of the approach carriageways from A570 and A557 to 2 lanes."

1 comment(s):

  • Hello,

    I use this junction every weekday travelling to and from work along the A570. At the moment it's a nightmare. I understand that some disruption is necessary to increase capacity, but with some of the traffic lights out of action, there've been huge delays for traffic on the A570. How long is this going to go on for? If it's going to take a while, is there any chance of temporary lights being installed?

    ben (bjashepherd at gmail dot com).

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:01 pm  

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