Press release

Traffic lanes improved at Denton Island

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A scheme to improve the flow of traffic at a busy motorway interchange in Tameside is due to begin on Tuesday 14 July.

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Highways England completed a project to upgrade Denton Island, where the M60 meets the M67 and A57, earlier this year and is making changes to the lane markings following a review of how the junction is operating.

Sections of the roundabout will be closed overnight for 6 nights, between 10pm and 6am, during the next 2 weeks while the work takes place. Drivers will be able to follow clearly-signed diversion routes when parts of the roundabout are closed.

Mark Mosley, Project Manager at Highways England, said:

We’ve found that the roundabout hasn’t been operating as we’d hoped since the Denton Island project was completed earlier in the year and so are making changes to the lane markings to improve the flow of traffic.

The work will be taking place overnight, when the junction is at its quietest, but we’re encouraging drivers to allow extra time for their journeys if they still need to travel.

Some lane closures will be in place on the roundabout overnight on Monday 13 July but drivers will still be able to use the junction as normal.

The south side of the roundabout will then be closed overnight on Tuesday 14 and Thursday 23 July, including the entry slip road onto the clockwise side of M60 and the exit slip road onto the anticlockwise side of the motorway.

The westbound side of the M67 will also be closed between junction 2 and the roundabout, and the westbound side of the A57 will be closed from Oldham Street to Hulme Road.

The north side of the roundabout will be closed overnight on Wednesday 15, Monday 20, Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 July, including the entry slip road onto the anticlockwise side of the M60. The eastbound side of the A57 will also be closed between Hulme Road and the roundabout.

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 13 July 2015