M58 J1 Improvement 25 August 2019
Construction of two new sliproads at the existing M58 J1, which presently only provides access to and from the east. The new sliproads will turn the junction into a full-access interchange where turns are possible in all directions.
The scheme is intended to improve access to Maghull, relieve the A59 of some through traffic and provide extra capacity for new housing developments in the area.
Wigan M58 Link Road 3 July 2018
Construction of a new single two-lane road from the eastern roundabout at Orrell Interchange (M6 junction 26 and the terminus of the M58) to the A49 Warrington Road at Goose Green, south of Wigan. The new road will incorporate most of Leopold Street, which will be widened to create space for traffic islands and right-turn lanes, and the whole of Smithy Brook Road. The new road will operate with a 30mph limit throughout.
Opening booklets 27 January 2018
In days gone by, new roads were often celebrated with a grand opening ceremony and the issue of a commemorative booklet heralding the exciting new highway. You'll find some of them here, complete with a glimpse of all that empty tarmac and a healthy dose of modernist optimism.