Junctions 10 to 12 of the M62 is a crucial part of our strategic road network and a major route for the development of the Northern Powerhouse.
With so much current and predicted increase in traffic utilising this key route, associated with a finite road space capacity, this leads to existing and worsening congestion. This makes journey times less reliable and pushes the capacity of the road to its limits.
On behalf of Highways England, Bam Nuttall and Morgan Sindall (bmJV) are working together in a joint venture to improve the 9.8 mile section to manage the traffic in more intelligent ways, increasing the capacity of the road, without the need for major construction by upgrading it to an all-lane running smart motorway.
The design features of the scheme include:
Variable mandatory speed limits, driver information, including lane availability, provided through a mixture of gantries and cantilever signs, queue detection and automatic signalling system, which provides queue protection and congestion management comprehensive low light pan-tilt-zoom, CCTV coverage refuge areas where drivers can stop in an emergency.
Current site activity:
Temporary narrow lanes have been installed between junctions 10 and 12 since August 2018.
Our recent works have focussed on installing ducting underneath the carriageway. We have now switched live traffic onto the hard shoulder as the next phase of works continue in the central reserve to install the new permanent concrete safety barrier.
A contraflow system will be introduced during the winter to manage flow of traffic during main construction work (including gantry installations). We expect the full smart motorway scheme to be completed by spring 2020.
During your visit you will gain a basic overview of how the project has been shaped, through various presentations by members of the team on Health and Safety, Cost, Engineering, Environment and Lean. You will learn about our colleagues varied routes into the construction industry, then we will end the sessions with some interactive fun and training games.
Barton Hall Business Park
M62 eastbound: Continue on to M62 to Eccles. Take the exit for the M60 towards M'cr Airport. Keep left to continue on to exit at junction 11. Follow signs for A57/Eccles/Irlam. Continue on Liverpool Road/A57. Drive to Hardy Street.
M62 westbound (from Leeds): Continue on M62. Continue on to M60 anti-clockwise. Keep right to stay on M60. At junction 11, take A57 exit to Eccles/Irlam. Drive to Hardy Street.
M60 clockwise: Continue on M60. Take exit at junction 11 from M60. Continue on the Liverpool Road/A57. Drive to Hardy Street.
The site is also accessible by public transport, as detailed in the attached link https://www.tfgm.com/public-transport. The Eccles tram stop is approximately a 30 minute walk to the site offices.
Parking is available at the site offices - please report to the gentleman on the security barrier who will direct you to the appropriate car park.
|Length of Visit||3 Hours|
|Maximum Group Size||20|
|Register by||March 15, 2019|
Please call me on 07976 422914 to discuss any special needs access.
Parking is easily accessible to reach the event area.
There are no disabled toilets available.
The next Open Doors will take place from Monday 16 - Saturday 21 March 2020.