Main construction starts soon on a major scheme to improve journeys for drivers using the M6 in Cheshire.
Highways England is upgrading a 20-mile stretch of the route between junctions 16 near Crewe and 19 near Knutsford to a smart motorway.
Work will begin on February 26 on the first section of the scheme – an eight-mile stretch between Knutsford and Middlewich near junction 18. It will continue in similar phases to minimise disruption.
Narrow lanes and a temporary 50mph speed limit will be installed. Some lane closures will be in place while these are installed but once in place, the narrow lanes will allow three lanes to be kept open in each direction.
In addition to smart motorway work, crews will also undertake maintenance work on bridges and structures along the route.