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Improvements planned for local motorway junction

posted by: M44 - Friday 10th October, 2008

click here to enlargeThe busy M60 junction 12 Eccles interchange is to be improved to help reduce the number of accidents at the site.

This stretch of motorway where the M60, M62 and M602 all meet has been the scene of more than 70 accidents in the past 5 years.

In response to concerns raised about this dangerous junction, the Highways Agency plan to install new, clearer road signs and improved road markings to help drivers safely negotiate the busy interchange.

Highways Agency project manager John Mather said "There is a history of incidents at the site, including lorries turning over on the bends. This work will help to address such problems. It is something we need to do as we are committed to improving safety on the network. It is straightforward but essential work that should benefit motorists and make their journeys safer."

There are four improvement schemes planned at the junction between now and March 2009, at a cost of around £500,000.

Mr Mather added, "We will need to close parts of the junction while the work is carried out. We also felt that it is best to break the work up into stages to reduce disruption for motorists."

The first set of improvements will start on Wednesday October 8th on the link from the M62 Southbound (anticlockwise) and work will take place over eight nights, from 10pm to 5am.

This link will be closed during these times and fully signed diversions will be in place.

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