Manchester North West Quadrant
Investigating the case for a wide range of improvements on the North West quadrant of the M60 between junctions 8 and 18.
The M60 plays an important role in keeping traffic moving. We recognise the importance of the north west section of the motorway, enabling the development of the economy in the region and the Government’s aspirations associated with the “Northern Powerhouse”.
The MNWQ project will facilitate this by reducing congestion around the north-western side of Greater Manchester, adding capacity and improving journey times to help separate local traffic from long-distance traffic, enhancing connectivity, supporting economic growth and, improving the overall experience for road users.
The timescales for the Manchester North West Quadrant have been extended to look at the packages of smaller improvements that can be developed as part of RIS 2.
Based on current timescales, and approval to proceed, we expect to assess and develop a shortlist of options in late 2021. Progression beyond this point requires further approval and has no current commitment.