MOTORISTS are being warned of disruption on the M6 this weekend due to a further Cheshire junction closure.

Junction 19 of the motorway at Knutsford will be closed from this evening, Friday, as Highways England works to complete its congestion-busting new bridge project over the motorway.

The £43million bridge is being built through the roundabout at junction 19 of the M6, providing links to the motorway and A556 and improving traffic flow.

After successful operations this year to lift dozens of huge steel beams into place and pour the concrete foundations for the bridge deck, the improvement is set to be complete by the end of summer.

The junction has been closed over the last two weekends, and a third weekend closure from 9pm tonight through to 6am on Monday is required.

This will allow preparatory work on the links between the new bridge and the existing road network to be finished.

While the junction will be closed this weekend, the M6 itself will remain open in both directions.

Warrington Guardian:

The junction closure means no access to or from the motorway at junction 19 is available this weekend.

The A556 will also be closed from its junction with the A5033 northbound as well as junction seven of the M56 westbound.

Diversions will be in place, with more details and other project information available via

All drivers are advised to check traffic conditions before setting out on journeys.

Live traffic information is always available at or from Highways England’s 24-7 customer contact centre at 0300 123 5000.

Updates will also be posted via Highways England’s regional Twitter feed @HighwaysNWest