M60 junction 8 to M62 junction 20Recently updated

Improving the M60 by making it a smart motorway between junction 8 of the M60 and junction 20 of the M62.

Region:  North West
Start date:  2014/15
Cost:  ¬£208.3 million
Status:  CURRENT
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  2017/18
Programme:  Smart Motorways

Progress report

Drivers can now use wider lanes on the westbound carriageway between junction 18 at Simister and junction 15 at Worsley, and between junctions 15 and 17 on the eastbound carriageway. Narrow lanes are also due to be removed between junctions 17 and 18 on the eastbound carriageway in early June.

What's next?

We’re working to complete the remaining construction work as soon as possible and are on schedule to be able to remove all roadworks by the end of August.

A temporary 50mph speed limit will remain in place between junctions 10 and 18 on the M60 into the summer while construction and technology work takes place to complete the smart motorway upgrade.

The remaining work includes completing a new concrete safety barrier in the central reservation, fitting electronic signs to overhead gantries, installing new street lights and commissioning the new technology along the route.

Some overnight resurfacing work will continue into the autumn on parts of the M60 once the smart motorway is operational. This work will take place at night so that the route can remain fully open with no impact on drivers during the day.

Timeline

Date Event
July 2014 Main construction work begins.
Autumn 2017 Removal of narrow lanes on the M60 junctions 8 -10 and on the M62 junctions 18-20. New technology being tested at both of these locations.
December 2017 Extra lanes open on M62 junctions 18-20.
March 2018 Electronic speed limit signs in operation on M60 junctions 8 to 10 and M62 junctions 18 to 20.
Spring 2018 Temporary narrow lanes removed on M60 junctions 15 to 18.
Summer 2018 Temporary narrow lanes removed from M60 junctions 10 to 15. M60 junctions 11 to 18 opens once technology has been successfully tested.

Why we need this scheme

This road forms an important part of the main east-west transport corridor, linking Merseyside and greater Manchester with Yorkshire and the Humber.

This route also serves both national and international traffic movements, forming part of Euro Route 22, which links Siberia to Dublin. It is also an important local route connecting conurbations within the Greater Manchester district.

This route is used by over 180,000 vehicles per day. It suffers from heavy congestion and unpredictable journey times, especially during peak periods.

This project started as 3 individual schemes, but has been re-assessed a number of times. The result is a combined scheme approach covering the whole ‚Äúcorridor‚ÄĚ between M60 junction 8 and M62 junction 20. This route is approximately 17 miles (27 km) long and has 11 junctions along the route.

Aims

Implementing smart motorways on the M60 in Greater Manchester will reduce congestion and make journeys more reliable. This in turn creates economic benefits for the region and the country as a whole.

The first smart motorway scheme (known then as a managed motorway) opened to traffic on the M42 motorway in 2006. Analysis of the data gathered since opening has found that journey reliability improved by 22 per cent.

In addition, personal injury accidents have reduced by more than half since hard shoulder running was introduced. There was also an overall reduction in the severity of accidents with zero fatalities and fewer seriously injured.

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Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

The latest incident information for England's motorway and trunk routes provided by Highways England

Location : The M60 anticlockwise between junctions J12 and J11 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 12:18 on 25 May 2018 to 04:30 on 2 June 2018.
Posted: May 27, 2018, 6:05 am
Location : The M60 anticlockwise between junctions J12 From M602 Westbound and J9 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 12:15 on 25 May 2018 to 04:30 on 2 June 2018.
Posted: May 26, 2018, 6:18 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise between junctions J11 and J9 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 12:29 on 25 May 2018 to 04:30 on 2 June 2018.
Posted: May 26, 2018, 11:39 am
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J11 and J12 . Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 2 June 2018 to 17:00 on 2 June 2018.
Posted: May 26, 2018, 8:10 am
Location : The M60 anticlockwise between junctions J9 and J8 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 12:35 on 25 May 2018 to 04:30 on 2 June 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 4:54 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J12 From M602 Westbound. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 04:30 from 29 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J12 From J12 distributor. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 04:30 from 29 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M61 northbound between the M60 and junction J2 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 May 2018 to 05:00 on 30 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise exit slip at junction J11 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 04:30 from 29 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M602 eastbound between junctions J1 and J2 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 16:00 from 29 May 2018 to 15 June 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J10 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 04:30 from 29 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M61 northbound at junction J2 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 May 2018 to 05:00 on 30 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M61 northbound at junction J2 for A666. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 16:00 from 29 May 2018 to 15 June 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J9 and J11 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 29 May 2018 to 3 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 4 June 2018 to 10 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M61 northbound at junction J2 from A580 to A666. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 16:00 from 29 May 2018 to 15 June 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M61 northbound between junction A666 and the A6053 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 16:00 from 29 May 2018 to 15 June 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise between junctions J12 and J8 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 04:30 from 29 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M61 northbound between the M60 and junction J2 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 16:00 from 29 May 2018 to 15 June 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M66 northbound between junctions J3 and J2 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 16:00 from 29 May 2018 to 15 June 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M61 northbound at junction J2 for A666. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 May 2018 to 05:00 on 30 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise exit slip at junction J17 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 29 May 2018 to 15 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M61 northbound between junctions J2 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 May 2018 to 05:00 on 30 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise exit slip at junction J9 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 04:30 from 29 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M61 northbound between junctions J2 and A666 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 16:00 from 29 May 2018 to 15 June 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise exit slip at junction J10 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 04:30 from 29 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J11 and J12 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 29 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 4 June 2018 to 9 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 11 June 2018 to 15 June 2018. Schedule : From 23:59 on 15 June 2018 to 06:00 on 16 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M602 eastbound between junctions J2 and J3 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 16:00 from 29 May 2018 to 15 June 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M66 northbound between junctions J4 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 28 May 2018 to 05:00 on 29 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm

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