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Signage appalling M56 jct 6 west closed from Manchester Airport

Reported via mobile in the Sign issue (NH) category anonymously at 08:04, Thursday 23 June 2022

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

M56 J6 west closed at 2am last night after leaving Manchester airport, no signage to alternative, so went onto M56 east suggested by satnav, small signs on roadside throughout saying M56 west diversion no other information, directing me initially to M60 then to M62, then on M62 to my horror M56 junction was closed no alternative provided, I continued onto M6 Preston took Newton le Willows turning headed for Warrington, back onto M6 then onto M56. 45 minute journey took me 2 hours and at leat a gallon of fuel and stress levels through the roof for me and 3 passenger. Signage was appalling especially when took me to M62 M56 junction which was closed more Roadworks. Thank goodness my wife knew the area and to find our way home when M62 M56 junction closed.

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  • Thank you for your report concerning M56 road works signage. We're sorry you felt the signage was poor. During road works we still want drivers to be able to get to where they need to be.

    We've passed your report to the relevant department who will investigate your concerns.

    In future could you please report issues such as this to our Customer Contact Centre as this reporting tool is designed for defects such as a broken sign or barrier, litter, overgrown vegetation or potholes.

    Our Customer Contact Centre, available 24 hours a day at:

    • 0300 123 5000


    Kind regards

    National Highways

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by National Highways at 13:47, Monday

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