M62 junction 10 (Croft Interchange): motorway to motorway metering pilot

Work on the M62 junction 10 eastbound to allow the speed limit to be changed via electronic signs and signals.

Region:  North West
Start date:  19 November 2016
Cost:  ¬£12.6 million
Status:  COMPLETED
Type:  Pilot
End date:  January 2018
Programme:  

Progress report

With the early stages of construction of the smart motorway upgrade on the M62 between junctions 10 (Croft) and 12 (Eccles) now under way, electronic signs at Croft Interchange - where the M62 (junction 10) meets the M6 (junction 21a) - and traffic lights on the motorway link roads from the northbound and southbound M6 have now been switched off.

This concludes our 'motorway to motorway metering' pilot scheme, which began in November last year - see The scheme in detail section for more information.

What's next?

Following this testing period, we'll now assess the results and findings and present them to interested parties in due course.

Timeline

Date Event
November 2017 Testing electronic signs
January 2018 New electronic signs in operation on M62 junction 9 to 11 and traffic lights in operation on M6 link roads at Croft Interchange
October 2018 Pilot scheme ends
2018/2019 Findings to be released

Why we need this scheme

The M62 and M6 are part of the main transport corridor in the north west of England. They link Merseyside and Greater Manchester with Yorkshire and Humberside. The M6 also links the north and south of England, as well as the north of England to Scotland.

This area suffers from congestion. We aim to smooth the flow of traffic eastbound by adjusting the speed limit in response to traffic levels.

The scheme in detail

This is a pilot scheme which introduces variable mandatory speed limits via overhead electronic signs and signals on the M62 eastbound carriageway. We're also installing traffic signals on the link roads which connect the M6 (northbound and southbound) at junction 21A to the eastbound carriageway of the M62 junction 10 Croft Interchange. This will help make the best use of the existing road space.

The two types of enforcement, mandatory speed limits and traffic signals, will be subject to fix penalty notices of intended prosecutions, to be undertaken by Cheshire Police.

Aims

The scheme aims to:

  • increase resilience of this section of our network
  • smooth traffic flows
  • provide more reliable journey times
  • increase and improve the quality of information for road¬†users
  • support economic growth

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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

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

Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J22 and J21A . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 August 2020 to 27 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:04 am
Location : The M6 northbound at junction J21A . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 August 2020 to 27 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:04 am
Location : The M6 northbound at junction J21A . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 August 2020 to 27 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:04 am
Location : The M62 eastbound entry slip at junction J9 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 August 2020 to 27 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 5:06 am
Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J21 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 13 August 2020 to 05:00 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 9:10 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J22 and J21A . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Litter Clearance. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 00:00 on 30 March 2021.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 3:31 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J21A and J22 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Litter Clearance. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 00:00 on 30 March 2021.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J20 and J21 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 August 2020 to 13:00 on 9 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 11:10 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J22 and J21A . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:04 on 3 August 2020 to 06:00 on 27 August 2020.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 7:04 am
Location : The M6 northbound entry slip at junction J21 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 12 August 2020 to 05:00 on 13 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 9:10 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J12 and J11 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 9 August 2020 to 06:00 on 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 4, 2020, 7:52 am
Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J21 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 10 August 2020 to 12 August 2020. Schedule : From 22:00 on 14 August 2020 to 05:00 on 15 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 9:12 pm
Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J21 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 10 August 2020 to 12 August 2020. Schedule : From 22:00 on 14 August 2020 to 05:00 on 15 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 9:12 pm
Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J21A to M62 east. Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:04 on 3 August 2020 to 06:00 on 27 August 2020.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 7:05 pm
Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J21A to M62 east. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 August 2020 to 27 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 11:22 am
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J10 and J11 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 August 2020 to 27 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 11:22 am
Location : The M62 eastbound exit slip at junction J11 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 August 2020 to 27 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 11:22 am
Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J21A to M62 East. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 August 2020 to 27 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 11:22 am
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J20 and J21A . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Litter Clearance. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 00:00 on 30 March 2021.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 6:28 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J21 and J20 . 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 10 August 2020 to 12 August 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 13 August 2020 to 06:00 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 8:12 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J6 and J8 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Litter Clearance. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 00:00 on 30 March 2021.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:30 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J21A and J20 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Litter Clearance. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 00:00 on 30 March 2021.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:30 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound at junction J9 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Litter Clearance. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 00:00 on 30 March 2021.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:29 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J8 and J9 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Litter Clearance. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 00:00 on 30 March 2021.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:29 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J9 and J8 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Litter Clearance. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 00:00 on 30 March 2021.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:29 pm
Location : The M62 westbound at junction J9 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Litter Clearance. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 00:00 on 30 March 2021.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:29 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J21 and J20 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 12:01 on 16 December 2020.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:26 pm

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