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|Length:||1 miles (1.6 km)|
|Now part of:||A6144|
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A short motorway spur from the M60 (previously M63) south-west of Manchester towards the A6144 at Carrington, which was downgraded to non-primary A-road status in May 2006. The road was notorious as being the motorway built to the lowest physical standard of any in the UK. It was a single-carriageway for its entire length, with one lane in each direction separated by central hatching to discourage overtaking following several head on collisions in its early days.
When the M60 was widened its terminal interchange was remodelled, making it possible for large vehicles to perform a U-turn, and motorway restrictions were lifted. Trafford Borough Council are responsible for its maintenance and wished to get easier access to it for their maintenance crews without the additional red tape that a motorway entails.
The road's single Chopsticks sign (in place from the road's opening to its downgrading) and some other items of interest are now in the hands of private collectors.
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