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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Clean up work continues on M56 after bridge demolished

Clean up on the motorway continues Credit: Highways Agency

Work is continuing on the M56 after the demolition of the Manchester Airport spur bridge over the motorway.

Diggers and bulldozers moved in on Saturday morning, tearing down the bridge.

Diggers begin tearing down the bridge Credit: Highways Agency

The Highways Agency has tweeted updates regularly, including this of the bridge clean up.

For information on the closures of the motorway and how travel to Manchester Airport is affected, click here.

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