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£6.6m upgrade to start on M60

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A £6.6m Highways Agency project to improve the M60 at Cheadle will get underway next month.

Two schemes are being delivered in four months of roadworks which will start on Wednesday August 8 and should be completed in November.

The project involves turning a section of the hard shoulder on the anti-clockwise M60 into an extra running lane where it meets the M56 Sharston Link.

This work will be taking place between Junction 4 and Junction 2 of the M60.

Work on the second element of the project – improving safety and capacity on the Junction 3 exit slip where it takes anti-clockwise and clockwise M60 traffic onto the southbound A34 Kingsway – started earlier this year with BT completing relocation of equipment to enable the Highways Agency scheme to begin.

The Highways Agency’s work involves adding a third lane on the slip road and signalising the junction where it meets the A34.

Neal Symmons, Highways Agency project sponsor, said, “This work represents a major investment by the Highways Agency to improve safety, reduce congestion and give drivers more reliable journeys around this section of the M60 without increasing the ‘footprint’ of the motorway.

“In both cases we will be turning short sections of the hard shoulder into permanent running lanes to increase capacity and provide safer merging arrangements where traffic from the M60 and M56 and the M60 and A34 meet respectively.”



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