M62 to become a managed motorway
Construction work begins on the M62 on Monday 26 September, when plans to introduce a managed motorway scheme, with the aim of cutting congestion and improving safety, are put into effect.
The £150 million scheme will involve:
- use of variable speed limits in both directions between junctions 25 and 30
- use of the hard shoulder as a permanent extra traffic lane in both directions between junctions 25 and 26, and westbound only between junctions 30 and 29
- use of the hard shoulder as a temporary extra traffic lane when necessary to ease congestion in both directions between junctions 26 and 28, and eastbound only between junctions 29 and 30
Information about the speed limit and when to use the hard shoulder will be displayed on gantries above the motorway.
Preparatory work begins on Monday 26 September, when the hard shoulder will be closed between junction 27 (Gildersome) and junction 28 (Tingley), but three lanes will be kept open in both directions. A 50mph speed limit, enforced with average speed cameras, will be put in place.
Plans for the construction work and details of how the managed motorway scheme will work once it is complete, will be on how:
At: Cleckheaton Library, Whitcliffe Road, Cleckheaton, BD19 3DX
On: Friday 23 September, 11am to 8pm
Saturday 24 September, 11am to 4pm
Further information can also be found on the Highways Agency website.Posted in: University news