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M56 closed near airport during busiest holiday period

Drivers across the North West are being reminded that the M56 has closed near Manchester Airport this weekend as the Highways Agency demolishes a bridge as part of its £5.5m pinch point improvement in the area.

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M56 closure extended and diversion changed after accident

The closure of the M56 has been extended after a crash on the A538 Hale Road.

The Highways Agency say: "The M56 is closed in both directions J5 - J6, all weekend, for planned works. The diversion route has changed due to a very serious incident on the A538 (Hale Road) approaching Altrincham.

Traffic is now encouraged to divert at J7 of the M56, via the A56 and A560, rejoining the M56 at J3, near Wythenshawe."

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