Manchester Airport issues warning of motorway closures to passengers travelling this weekend

Passengers travelling to / from the airport will be affected by road closures on the M56.

National Highways will be closing both carriageways on the M56 from Friday 25th until Monday 28th March.

Manchester Airport are warning passengers of potentially long delays and are advising everyone to allow extra time for their journey.

A post on the Manchester Airport website reads:

“The closure on the M56 will be in place from 9pm Friday 25 March, until 5.30am Monday 28 March 2022.

To safely complete these works, National Highways will be closing both carriageways for the full weekend as follows:

• Junctions 9 to 5 will be closed for eastbound traffic (heading towards Manchester)

• Junctions 5 to 8 will be closed for westbound traffic (heading away from Manchester)

Traffic will be diverted while this work is being carried out. Drivers are asked to follow the signed M56 diversion routes during these closures. Please do not use satnav when following the diversion.

Delays are expected, before travelling plan ahead and allow extra time to complete your journey.”

The website also includes downloadable diversion maps to help drivers plan their journey.

You can read the full post by clicking here.

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