|Location Map ( geo)|
|Junctions related to the A6144|
There was no junction here when the M63, then M62, opened in 1960. Later that decade a motorway was planned to connect Manchester to the M6 south called M60, not to be confused with the current M60. A three quarter cloverleaf was initially planned as the connection between the motorways but a higher capacity junction shown here seems the more plausible layout. This M60 was a low priority at the time and was abandoned by the 1970s.
In the 1980s a short length of the former M60 scheme was resurrected as a spur to connect the M63 to an industrial complex at Carrington. A simple dumbbell interchange was built to provide the connection to the M63. This opened in 1987.
In 1992 proposals were made to widen the M63 between Carrington Interchange and Princess Parkway Interchange. Work would have commenced in 1995 and the eight year old junction, including the bridge, would have been replaced with a roundabout interchange.
The M63 was renumbered to M60 in 1998 but did not result in any physical change to the junction.
The widening proposals were resurrected although to a different design to the 1992 proposals and work started in 2003. This necessitated the rebuilding of the junction which became a roundabout interchange as originally proposed in 1992. Work was completed in 2006. At the same time the A6144(M) lost its motorway status.
|Ring Road (N&E), Liverpool (M62), Bolton (M61), Leeds (M62)|
|Ring Road (S&E), Stockport, Chester, Manchester Airport (M56), Birmingham (M6)||outer carriageways - accessed from M60 only|
|Ring Road (S&E), Manchester, Altrincham (A56), Sale (A6144)||inner carriageways|
|Liverpool (M62), Bolton (M61), Leeds (M62)|
|Stockport, Manchester Airport (M56), Stretford (A56)|
|The SOUTH, Birmingham (M6), Altrincham|
|Urmston (B5213)||link planned for M60/M63 interchange dealing with movements closed by the opening of this junction|