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Work to start on M66/M62 upgrade

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Work starts next week on a £460,000 Highways Agency project to improve access from the M66 onto the M62 in Greater Manchester.

Work will involve improvements to the dedicated left lane access slip road onto the eastbound M62 from the southbound M66 at Simister Island Interchange – where the two motorways also meet the M60.

The month-long project is due to be completed by Friday 28 September and involves extending the dedicated lane leading drivers off the M66 onto the Leeds-bound M62.

During the work, the main carriageway of the M66 beyond junction 4 where it merges with the clockwise M60, will remain open at all times.

But the southbound exit slip road, including the dedicated single lane link onto the eastbound M62 and two lanes onto the roundabout, will be subject to weekend and overnight closures

Highways Agency project sponsor Neil Symmons said: ”This is an important project to provide safer and smoother journeys for drivers leaving the southbound M66 at Junction 4.

”By extending the dedicated lane onto the eastbound M62, we will give drivers more space and time to choose the correct lane for their journeys as well as giving extra room for drivers exiting onto the roundabout.”

 

 
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