Press release

Three miles of M60 to be resurfaced near Stockport

A project to resurface a three-mile stretch of the M60 near Stockport is due to begin on Monday 1 June.

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The Highways England scheme will require the section of the motorway between junctions 26 and 1 to be closed overnight for approximately three weeks while work takes place to resurface over 58,000 square metres of carriageway – equivalent to eight Old Trafford football pitches.

Contractors are resurfacing all three lanes and parts of the hard shoulder in each direction as well as installing over 1,500 reflective road studs and replacing road markings.

The project is being carried out overnight from 10pm until 5am during weekdays, and until 7am at weekends, to keep the impact to a minimum so that road users are unaffected during the day. Clearly-signed diversions will take drivers along the A560 overnight, which runs parallel to the M60.

John Lyssejko, Project Manager at Highways England, said:

Over 125,000 drivers use the section of the M60 near Stockport every day, making it one of the busiest stretches of motorway in the region. We therefore need to carry out this resurfacing work to make sure people’s journeys remain smooth, safe and reliable.

Our contractors will be resurfacing an area equivalent to eight Old Trafford football pitches, so this is a significant project, but we’re doing everything we can to minimise disruption.

We’ll be carrying out the work overnight, at a time when the fewest people are using the motorway, and the diversion will take drivers on the A560, which runs alongside the M60.

The project to resurface the stretch of the M60 near Stockport is expected to take three weeks to complete but is reliant on dry weather. The motorway will remain open overnight if it is not possible to carry out resurfacing work due to heavy rain.

Meanwhile, a planned overnight closure on the anticlockwise side of the M60 between junction 12 at the M62/M602 interchange and junction 10 at Trafford Park on Saturday 30 May has been postponed.

The westbound link road from the M602 onto the anticlockwise side of the M60 had also been due to be closed as part of gantry demolition work for the smart motorway scheme but has been rescheduled and will take place later in the summer.

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 27 May 2015