Press release

£1m for smoother M60 journeys around Stockport

A £1m overnight resurfacing scheme along the M60 around Stockport in Greater Manchester is underway.

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Both the anti-clockwise and clockwise carriageways of the motorway between junction 25 at Bredbury and junction 27 at Teviot Way at Stockport will benefit from resurfacing in the final part of a wider, £1.4m Highways Agency programme of wear and tear repairs which started last September.

The resurfacing began on Tuesday of last week (25 February) and is being delivered in two phases.

The first phase, which is due to be completed by Wednesday (12 March), has focused on completely resurfacing the anti-clockwise carriageway.

For the second phase the work will switch to the clockwise carriageway from Wednesday and will continue until Saturday 29 March.

All the work is being delivered overnight with some 33 full carriageway closures between junction 25 at Bredbury and Junction 27 at Teviot Way. However, good and clearly-signed diversions are in place during the overnight closures using the A560 Crookilley Way which runs parallel to the motorway. The overnight closures are taking place between 10pm and 5am on weekdays and between 10pm and 7am at weekends.

Some 68,000 square metres of the carriageway surface is being renewed to tackle pot holes and cracking. Road markings and road studs will also be upgraded and or renewed.

All the work is taking major events in Manchester, including major football matches, into consideration and may be postponed or delayed to start later in the evening when there are key events in the city.

Highways Agency project sponsor Jakub Malaj said:

This is important work to tackle wear and tear along this very busy section of the M60 but most drivers such as commuters will not even notice any roadworks at all as the work is being done overnight when the motorway is at its quietest.

The project will ensure drivers can enjoy safer, smoother and more reliable journeys.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways Agency press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer

Published 7 March 2014