North West smart motorways

As our region continues to see rapid growth, Highways England is committed to ensuring our roads have the capacity to support it.

Now the Manchester smart motorway (M60 junction 8 to M62 junction 20) is fully operational and M6 junction 16 to 19 is well under way, we are progressing with four new smart motorway schemes, which are worth around £500 million and start being built between summer 2018 and the end of 2019.

The first one – a nine-mile stretch of the M62 which links the M6 near Warrington (junction 10) to the M60 near Eccles (junction 12) – has begun.

These will be followed by M56 junction 6 to 8, M6 junction 21a to 26 and M62 junction 20 to 25.

The map shows all the current and planned smart motorways in the North West – where we’re creating over 100 miles of extra lanes to tackle congestion and improve journey times. We will be doing everything we can to keep disruption to a minimum during construction.

Further information

North West smart motorways map

Download our North West smart motorways brochure.

For more information about smart motorways, view our How to drive on a smart motorway guide.



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