Press release

M60 overnight closures for gantry demolition

Sections of the M60 will be closed overnight for six nights during April as work takes place to demolish overhead gantries.

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Highways England, the government-owned company which took over responsibility for England’s motorways and major A roads earlier this 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 16 overhead gantries need to be demolished as they are not suitable for the electronic signs that are being installed for the scheme. The closures will take place between 10pm and 6am each night.

The anticlockwise side of the M60 will be closed overnight on Saturday 18 April between junction 12 at the M62/M602 interchange and junction 11 at Eccles. 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 anticlockwise side of the M60.

The anticlockwise side of the M60 will be closed overnight on Monday 20 April from junction 16 at Swinton to junction 15 at the interchange with the M61. The clockwise side of the M60 will also be closed overnight on Tuesday 21 April between junction 13 at Worsley and junction 15 at the M61 interchange, along with the eastbound link road from the M62 onto the clockwise side of the M60 at junction 12.

On Wednesday 22 April, the clockwise side of the M60 will be closed overnight between junction 10 at Trafford Park and junction 12 at the interchange with the M62 and M602. This will be followed by the closure of the link roads from the eastbound M62 onto both sides of the M60 on Thursday 23 April.

The final closures during the month will take place on Saturday 25 April. The clockwise side of the M60 will be closed overnight between junction 12 at the M62/M602 interchange and junction 13 at Worsley. The eastbound link roads from the M62 onto both sides of the M60 will also be closed at junction 12, along with the westbound link road from the M602 onto the clockwise side of the M60.

A further series of overnight closures will be required in May and 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 14 April 2015