Work on the new sections of smart motorway on the M60 and M62 around Manchester is progressing with the installation of the first of eight “supperspan” gantries.
They’re being put up to carry message and variable speed limit signs, and will be up to 59 metres wide to cross both carriageways. The first is being erected across the M62, between junction 19 at Heywood and junction 20 at Oldham, tomorrow night (5 May).
When the smart motorway scheme is completed in autumn 2017, around 200 new electronic message signs on overhead gantries will warn drivers of changes in the mandatory speed limit, lane closures and incidents ahead.
Similar gantries will also be installed along the M60 around Eccles, Sale and Barton over the next few weeks.