M62 junction 10 (Croft Interchange): motorway to motorway metering pilotRecently updated

Works 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 underway, 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 'scheme in detail' for more information.

What next?

Following this testing period, we will now be assessing the results and findings and presenting 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 are 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

Project media files and documents

There are no images for this project
There are no videos for this project

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 northbound entry slip at junction J21A from M62 westbound. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 18 October 2018 to 06:00 on 19 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 18, 2018, 5:08 am
Location : The M6 southbound entry slip at junction J21A from M62 Westbound. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 18 October 2018 to 06:00 on 19 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 18, 2018, 5:08 am
Location : The M62 westbound exit slip at junction J10 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 18 October 2018 to 06:00 on 19 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 18, 2018, 5:08 am
Location : The M62 westbound exit slip at junction J11 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 18 October 2018 to 06:00 on 19 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 18, 2018, 5:08 am
Location : The M62 westbound entry slip at junction J11 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 17 October 2018 to 19 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 18, 2018, 2:50 am
Location : The M62 westbound exit slip at junction J11 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 24 October 2018 to 06:00 on 25 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 9:11 pm
Location : The M6 northbound entry slip at junction J21A from M62 westbound. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 24 October 2018 to 06:00 on 25 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 9:11 pm
Location : The M62 westbound entry slip at junction J11 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 24 October 2018 to 06:00 on 25 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 9:11 pm
Location : The M6 southbound entry slip at junction J21A from M62 Westbound. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 24 October 2018 to 06:00 on 25 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 9:11 pm
Location : The M62 westbound exit slip at junction J10 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 24 October 2018 to 06:00 on 25 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 9:11 pm
Location : The M6 northbound entry slip at junction J21A from M62 eastbound. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 18 October 2018 to 06:00 on 19 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 12:51 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound exit slip at junction J10 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 18 October 2018 to 06:00 on 19 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 12:51 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 : From 22:00 on 19 October 2018 to 05:00 on 20 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 10:53 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 : From 22:00 on 19 October 2018 to 05:00 on 20 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 10:53 am
Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J21A to M62 east. Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 31 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 10:48 am
Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J21A to M62 East. Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 31 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 10:46 am
Location : The M62 westbound exit slip at junction J8 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:30 on 2 November 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 10:46 am
Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J21A to M62 West. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 00:00 on 23 October 2018 to 23:59 on 31 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 8:31 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 : From 22:00 on 21 October 2018 to 06:00 on 22 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 8:00 am
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 : From 22:00 on 21 October 2018 to 06:00 on 22 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 8:00 am
Location : The M62 eastbound entry slip at junction J11 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 21 October 2018 to 06:00 on 22 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 8:00 am
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J9 and J12 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 21 October 2018 to 06:00 on 22 October 2018.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 8:00 am
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J9 and J12 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 21 October 2018 to 06:00 on 22 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 8:00 am
Location : The M62 eastbound exit slip at junction J11 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 21 October 2018 to 06:00 on 22 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 8:00 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J21A and J21 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 22 October 2018 to 03:00 on 23 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 7:40 am
Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J21 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 22 October 2018 to 03:00 on 23 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 7:40 am
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J20 and J21 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 18 October 2018 to 06:00 on 19 October 2018. Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 October 2018 to 05:30 on 20 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: October 16, 2018, 10:40 am
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J20 and J21 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 18 October 2018 to 05:30 on 20 October 2018.
Posted: October 16, 2018, 10:40 am
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J8 and J6 to M57 north. Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 October 2018 to 06:00 on 20 October 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 22 October 2018 to 24 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 16, 2018, 9:41 am
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J8 and J6 to M57 north. Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 18 October 2018 to 05:00 on 24 October 2018.
Posted: October 16, 2018, 9:41 am
Location : The M6 northbound entry slip at junction J21A from M62 westbound. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 22 October 2018 to 06:00 on 23 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 9:12 pm
Location : The M6 southbound entry slip at junction J21A from M62 Westbound. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 22 October 2018 to 06:00 on 23 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 9:12 pm
Location : The M62 westbound entry slip at junction J11 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 22 October 2018 to 06:00 on 23 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 9:12 pm
Location : The M62 westbound exit slip at junction J11 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 22 October 2018 to 06:00 on 23 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 9:12 pm
Location : The M62 westbound exit slip at junction J10 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 22 October 2018 to 06:00 on 23 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 9:12 pm
Location : The M6 northbound entry slip at junction J21A from M62 westbound. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 22 October 2018 to 06:00 on 23 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 9:11 pm
Location : The M6 southbound entry slip at junction J21A from M62 Westbound. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 22 October 2018 to 06:00 on 23 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 9:11 pm
Location : The M62 westbound exit slip at junction J10 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 22 October 2018 to 06:00 on 23 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 9:11 pm
Location : The M62 westbound exit slip at junction J11 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 22 October 2018 to 06:00 on 23 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 9:11 pm
Location : The M62 westbound entry slip at junction J11 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 22 October 2018 to 06:00 on 23 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 9:11 pm
Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J21 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 October 2018 to 07:00 on 20 October 2018.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 8:47 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J21A and J21 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 October 2018 to 05:00 on 22 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 8:47 pm
Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J21 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 October 2018 to 07:00 on 20 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 8:47 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J21 and J21A . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 October 2018 to 05:00 on 22 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 8:47 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound exit slip at junction J10 . Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 October 2018 to 17:00 on 20 October 2018.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 8:47 pm
Location : The M6 northbound entry slip at junction J21A from M62 eastbound. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 October 2018 to 17:00 on 20 October 2018.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 8:47 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J21A and J20 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 October 2018 to 07:00 on 20 October 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 8:47 pm

Announcements

Breaking News: Traffic Information

Breaking News

The latest current breaking news items for England's motorway network

Regional Twitter feed

Keep up-to-date

Sign up for updates
Please leave feedback