Work to upgrade the M62 between junctions 10 (Croft Interchange at the M6) and junction 12 (Eccles Interchange at the M60) to Smart Motorway standard. This will include the introduction of new technology, with Variable Speed Limits, new traffic sensors and CCTV. Refuge areas will also be installed at regular intervals by the side of the motorway.
The completed works will see the M62 operate All Lane Running throughout this section, meaning that the hard shoulder will be converted to a permanent fourth running lane. It's likely that this fourth lane will be dropped through the M6 interchange.
This scheme is part of the Smart Motorways programme of works.
Temporary signs have gone up on the eastbound side just after Croft Interchange warning that work is due to start imminently.
Variable speed limits are already in place j10-j11 (Eastbound only) as a result of the Ramp Metering scheme installed at Croft last year.
Survey work is underway, but there are no temporary speed limits or other restrictions on traffic yet.
"Average speed check" cameras are now being installed along this stretch - however they are not yet in use and no temporary speed limit has yet been applied.
With the M60 scheme now complete, major work is now beginning on this one instead. A series of overnight closures this week is installing narrow lanes, semi-permanent barriers to protect workers and a blanket 50mph limit in both directions.
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