Yorkshire Times
Voice of the North
10:13 AM 5th June 2020

Road Users Urged To Plan Journeys Ahead Of A628 Weekend Closure

Drivers who need to travel on the A628 this weekend are being advised that the route will be closed for essential maintenance work near to Longside Moss.

The A628 is fully closed from 8pm tomorrow (Friday 5 June) until 6am on Monday 8 June between Flouch roundabout and the Gun Inn. This is to install two new drainage pipes across the carriageway at a depth of around 7ft to improve safety.

The work is part of Highways England’s £5 million investment to provide road users with safer and more dependable journeys on the 13.5-mile Trans-Pennine route.

This weekend’s closure, which is repeated on Friday 3 to Monday 6 July, is weather permitting. Contingency dates are in place in case of poor weather conditions.

Diversions will be in place following the M1, M62 and M60 for traffic travelling towards Manchester and via the A57 for traffic travelling towards Sheffield.

All Highways England sites have strict safeguarding measures, in line with Public Health England guidance, to prevent the spread of COVID19 and none of the sites are open to the public.

For more information about the upcoming schemes and closures visit, email, call 0300 123 500 and follow our Twitter account @HighwaysYORKS or use the hashtag #A628.

Meanwhile, drivers are also reminded of a full weekend closure of the A1(M) between junctions 35 and 37 which is due to take place next weekend. This is to allow for the installation of a concrete barrier. The route will be closed northbound only from 10pm on Friday 12 June until 6am on Monday 15 June. Clearly signed diversions will be in place.

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