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M2M metering pilot scheme

Please be aware that works at the M62 junction 10 started on Tuesday 3rd January 2017 and will last 8 month, as part of the Motorway2Motorway (M2M) metering pilot scheme.

The Motorway2Motorway (M2M) metering pilot scheme will help reduce congestion and make journey times along the eastbound M62 more reliable. To minimise disruption to drivers’ journeys, most of the work will take place between the hours of 08:00 and 22:00 in the hard shoulder, with occasional overnight carriageway closures for large work such as gantry installations.

It is possible that these works may cause some disruption and noise, however using industry best practice, Highways England will do everything to minimise any inconvenience. Works are subject to weather conditions therefore dates may change at short notice.

For next summer, smart motorway technology such as electronic information signs and variable mandatory speed limits on the M62, will be used alongside traffic lights on the motorway link roads from the northbound and southbound M6. Large elements of the pilot project will also form part of the permanent M62 junction 10 to junction 12 smart motorway system, between Warrington and Manchester, which is due to start construction during 2018/2019.

Drivers are being reassured that while traffic lights will be installed at the end of the link roads onto the eastbound M62, traffic leaving the M6 will be closely monitored and the lights will be controlled to minimise queuing on the M6 itself.

Money for the project is coming from a £150 million innovation fund, which is part of the £15 billion allocated to Highway England in the Government’s 2015 to 2020 Road Investment Strategy. The innovation fund is designed to encourage Highways England to look at new technology or novel techniques to improve journeys.

The Motorway2Motorway improvements web site contains additional information regarding the project: http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/motorway-to-motorway-m2m-metering-pilot-scheme-m62-junction-10-croft-interchange/

If you wish to discuss this project further or have any questions, please contact the 24hr Highways England Customer Care team on 0300 123 5000 or email info@highwaysengland.co.uk