M58

M58

Aintree
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Wigan

The M58 is the motorway from north of Liverpool to Skelmersdale, Wigan and the M6. It's not all it was meant to be  - in fact it's one of those motorways that is unfinished at both ends.

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Wigan M58 Link Road 3 July 2018

Construction of a new single two-lane road from the eastern roundabout at Orrell Interchange (M6 junction 26 and the terminus of the M58) to the A49 Warrington Road at Goose Green, south of Wigan. The new road will incorporate most of Leopold Street, which will be widened to create space for traffic islands and right-turn lanes, and the whole of Smithy Brook Road. The new road will operate with a 30mph limit throughout.

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Opening booklets 27 January 2018

In days gone by, new roads were often celebrated with a grand opening ceremony and the issue of a commemorative booklet heralding the exciting new highway. You'll find some of them here, complete with a glimpse of all that empty tarmac and a healthy dose of modernist optimism.

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M57 J7 Switch Island 26 October 2008

Works on the notorious Switch Island interchange to improve capacity and provide for a potential new connection. The Highways Agency is billing this scheme as a large-scale improvement but it is seen by many as small-scale fiddling.

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