Press release

M60 overnight closures announced for May

Sections of the M60 will be closed for three Saturday nights during May as work to demolish overhead gantries continues.

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Highways England, the government-owned company which took over responsibility for England’s motorways and major A roads last month, is carrying out the work as part of its smart motorway project between junction 8 of the M60 near Sale and junction 20 of the M62 near Rochdale.

A total of seven gantries have been demolished so far and a further nine need to be taken down as they are not suitable for the electronic signs that are being installed for the scheme. The closures will take place from 10pm on Saturdays until 8am on Sundays.

The clockwise side of the M60 will be closed overnight on Saturday 9 May between junction 12 at the M62/M602 interchange and junction 13 at Worsley. The eastbound link road from the M62 onto both sides of the M60 will also be closed, along with the westbound link road from the M602 onto the clockwise side of the M60.

This will be followed by the overnight closure of the anticlockwise side of the M60 between junction 13 at Worsley and junction 12 at the M62/M602 interchange on Saturday 16 May.

The final closure of the month will take place on Saturday 30 May. The anticlockwise side of the M60 will be closed overnight between junction 12 at the M62/M602 interchange and junction 10 at Trafford Park. The westbound link road from the M602 onto the anticlockwise side of the M60 will also be closed.

Additional overnight closures will be required in June to complete the gantry demolitions. The dates will be announced nearer the time. To stay up to date with the latest developments, visit the road project pages.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

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

Published 5 May 2015