M62 junction 10 to junction 12: smart motorwayRecently updated

We are improving the 9.8 mile section of the M62 between junctions 10 and 12 by upgrading it to an All-Lane Running (ALR) smart motorway.

Region:  North West
Start date:  2017/18
Cost:  ¬£100 - ¬£250 million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  2019/20
Programme:  

Progress report

The consultation on our proposal to introduce variable mandatory speed limits on the M62 smart motorway at this location has concluded. We are now evaluating all of the feedback and a summary report will be made available on this web page in the coming months. This report will provide an analysis of all responses from the consultation as well as our response.

What's next

We will be carrying out surveys to further inform our detailed design. These include surveys on the carriageway, drainage, ducting (tubes for electrical cabling) and ecology.

Timeline

Date Event
December 2014 Government announces scheme
March 2018 Public information events
Spring 2018 Works start
Spring 2020 Works complete

Why we need this scheme

The M62 motorway is a strategic route for local, regional and international traffic and plays a major role as a cross country artery between the North West, Yorkshire and Humberside. This section of the M62 carries in excess of 110,000 vehicles per day.

The M62 carries high volumes of heavy goods and other vehicles. Congestion and unreliable journey times are currently experienced at busy periods and traffic is predicted to grow.

The M62 project will relieve congestion and smooth the flow of traffic, improving safety and journey times as well as improving the current unpredictability of journey times along this stretch of the motorway.

Aims

With this scheme, we aim to:

  • Reduce congestion and smooth the flow of traffic to improve travel times, making journeys more reliable
  • Support the economy and facilitate economic growth within the region. Providing much needed capacity on the motorway will reduce the cost of delays to both commuters and business traffic
  • Continue to deliver a high level of safety performance on the network using smart motorway techniques
  • Minimise environmental impacts

The scheme in detail

The M62 between junctions 10 and 12 is a key strategic route carrying high volumes of vehicles between Liverpool and Manchester. The scheme falls within the Area 10 maintenance area and the North West Regional Control Centre (RCC).

Smart motorways are a technology driven approach to tackling the most congested parts of the motorway network, improving journey reliability by controlling the flow and speed of traffic. Smart motorways also support the economy by providing much needed capacity on the busiest motorways, while maintaining safety for road users and those who work on the roads.

The design features of the M62 J10 to J12 smart motorway scheme include:

  • variable mandatory speed limits
  • driver information, including lane availability, provided through a mixture of gantries and cantilever signs
  • Queue detection and automatic signalling system, which provides queue protection and congestion management
  • comprehensive low light pan-tilt-zoom CCTV coverage
  • refuge areas where drivers can stop in an emergency

We are undertaking an environmental assessment that covers topics including noise and vibration, water, air quality, ecology and visual impacts. The results will be presented in an Environmental Assessment Report and we will describe the measures we will take to minimise potentially significant adverse environmental effects.

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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 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 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 25, 2018, 3:51 pm
Location : The M56 eastbound between junctions J10 and J9 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 25 May 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 3:39 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J19 and J20 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 22 December 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 3:07 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 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 M56 westbound exit slip at junction J5 for Manchester Airport. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 00:01 on 28 May 2018 to 05:00 on 30 May 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 30 May 2018 to 5 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
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 M56 eastbound between junctions J10 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 31 May 2018 to 05:00 on 1 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes 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 M56 eastbound exit slip at junction J5 for Manchester Airport. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 00:01 on 28 May 2018 to 05:00 on 30 May 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 30 May 2018 to 5 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise exit slip at junction J8 . 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 M56 westbound between junctions J2 and J5 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 29 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
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 M56 westbound at junction J5 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 00:01 on 28 May 2018 to 05:00 on 30 May 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 30 May 2018 to 5 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J10 and J12 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 May 2018 to 06:00 on 30 June 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M56 westbound between junctions J1 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 29 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J4 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:00 on 24 May 2018 to 05:00 on 10 December 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M56 westbound between junctions J1 from A34 and J5 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:03 on 24 May 2018 to 05:00 on 10 December 2018.
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 M56 eastbound between junctions J3 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 29 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M56 westbound between junctions J4 and J5 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 00:01 on 28 May 2018 to 05:00 on 30 May 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 30 May 2018 to 5 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J21A and J22 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 May 2018 to 05:00 on 26 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes 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 M6 southbound between junctions J21 and J20 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 26 May 2018 to 06:00 on 27 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M61 northbound between junctions J5 and J6 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 31 December 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M6 southbound entry slip at junction J21 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 26 May 2018 to 06:00 on 27 May 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J9 and J10 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 29 June 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J22 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 May 2018 to 05:00 on 26 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J10 and J11 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 May 2018 to 05:00 on 27 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J20 and J21 . 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 M56 eastbound between junctions J5 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 29 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J21A to M62 east. Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 30 May 2018 to 06:00 on 1 March 2019.
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 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 21:00 and 06:00 from 30 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 : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M56 eastbound between junctions J5 and J1 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:03 on 24 May 2018 to 05:00 on 2 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 M60 anticlockwise between junctions J8 and J6 through lane. Lane Closures : Lane one 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
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 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 M6 northbound between junctions J19 and J20 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 27 May 2018 to 05:00 on 28 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M60 clockwise between junctions J1 and J2 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 29 May 2018 to 18:00 on 29 May 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J19 and J20 . 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 exit slip at junction J4 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:04 on 24 May 2018 to 05:00 on 10 December 2018.
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 clockwise at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 29 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes 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 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 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J8 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 26 May 2018 to 28 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 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 M62 eastbound between junctions J10 and J11 . 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 M56 eastbound entry slip at junction J10 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 31 May 2018 to 05:00 on 1 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J7 and J8 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 07:00 on 29 May 2018 to 18:00 on 5 June 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M60 anticlockwise between junctions J13 and J11 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 12:18 on 25 May 2018 to 04:30 on 2 June 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J11 and J12 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 25 May 2018 to 27 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm

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