Press release

Smoother journeys for M66 drivers north of Bury

A £256,000 Highways Agency project to tackle wear and tear along the M66 north of Bury in Greater Manchester will start next month.

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The repairs – which include resurfacing and renewing road markings and road studs along the northbound carriageway between junction 2 at Bury and the end of the motorway beyond junction 1 at Edenfield - will be taking place between Monday 16 June and Thursday 31 July.

Highways Agency project sponsor Jakub Malaj said:

This is routine work to tackle wear and tear along a section of the M66 where customers have told us they would appreciate a programme of repairs to provide smoother journeys.

All the work will be done overnight and will require some overnight carriageway closures between 10pm and 5am each night with clearly-signed diversions in place using the parallel A56 local road.

Drivers are also advised that work will also be taking place at the roundabout with the A56 at Edenfield where the end of the M66 and the A56 meet the A676 local road. This £101,000 scheme will also be delivered during late July and the end of August with some overnight closures of the roundabout and clearly-signed diversions in place. The repairs here also include resurfacing and renewing road markings and road studs.

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 27 May 2014