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Manchester Outer Ring Road
From:Stockport (SJ910958)
To:Stockport (SJ984953)
Via:Salford, Prestwich, Denton, Sale
Length:35.3 miles (56.8 km)
Meets: M56, M62, M66, M67, M602, A666(M)
Former Number(s):M62, M63, M66
Highway Authorities

Highways England

Traditional Counties

Cheshire • Lancashire

Junction List
Junc Clockwise Anticlockwise
1 A560, A5145 to J27
2 (A560) (A560)
3 M56 No Exit
4 A34 A34
5 A5103 A5103
6 A6144 A6144
7 A56 A56
8 A6144 A6144
9 A5081, B5158 A5081, B5158
10 B5124 B5124
11 A57 A57
12 M62, M602 M62, M602
13 A575, A572 A575, A572
14 No Exit A580
15 A666(M), (M61) A666(M), (M61)
16 No Exit A666
17 A56 A56
18 M62, M66 M62, M66
19 A576 A576
20 A664 No Exit
21 A663, A6104 A663, A6104
22 A62, A6104 A62, A6104
23 A635, A6140 A635, A6140
24 M67, A57 M67, A57
25 A560, A6017 A560, A6017
26 A560
27 to J1 A560, A626
This article is about the Manchester Orbital.
For the unbuilt motorway from the M6 to Manchester, see M60 (Knutsford - Manchester)
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For detailed information about this topic, see CBRD Motorway Database

The first section of what is now the M60 Manchester Outer Ring Road (the original plans took a different route: south of Stockport and served Manchester Airport directly) opened in 1960 as the M62 Stretford-Eccles bypass, but most of this was renamed M63 in 1971. Other sections opened between 1970 and 1989 as M62, M63, M66 and M68. In 1998 all then extant sections were renumbered M60, and their junctions were renumbered. The final section of the ring was opened as M60 in 2000.

The north-west quadrant of the M60 is multiplexed with the M62. This is one of only three multiplexes between two motorways in Great Britain.

Contents

Junctions

Simister Island

Main Article: Simister Island

Simister Island forms the northern corner of the M60 Manchester Outer Ring Road. Opened in 1971 as a standard two level roundabout with provision for an underpass onto the Bury Easterly Bypass (now M66) when constructed, it has since become vastly over-capacity. In 2000 as part of the creation of the M60, the interchange was given free-flow sliproads for the last of its four left turns (the other three had been done earlier), and the circulatory carriageway was widened to four lanes with colour-coded Spiral Roundabout markings to direct traffic through the newly signalised junction.

Worsley Braided Interchange

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Main Article: Worsley Braided Interchange

Worsley Braided Intechange is the Spaghetti Junction of the North. It's about 2.5 miles from one end to the other, sprawling over Linnyshaw Moss. The junction is notable in that, where the M60 clockwise splits off a slip road for the M61, you can draw a line roughly East–West and count eighteen lanes of motorway running in parallel.

History

Between the junctions now numbered 8 and 9, between Stretford and Urmston, when that part of the M60 was the M62 (Stretford - Eccles bypass), there was a junction (numbered 5) where the M60 now crosses over the B5213 (Stretford Road), with slips in the south quadrants only, useful for people going between that area and south Manchester; see this map. They disappeared when that part of the M62 was widened from 2 lanes each way to 3 lanes each way.

Opening Dates

For detailed information about this section, see CBRD Motorway Database: M60 Timeline


Videos

M60 Orbital Anticlockwise

A full anticlockwise loop of Manchester's M60 orbital motorway, starting at J3 (A34) and ending at J2 (A560) one orbit later. There's a contraflow on the north-east section

Watch video > >

Links

legislation.gov.uk

CBRD

Roads UK

Pathetic Motorways



M60
JunctionsAlkrington Interchange • Bredbury Interchange • Bredbury Scissors • Carrington Interchange • Chester Road Interchange • Clifton Junction • Denton Interchange • Eccles Interchange • Hollinwood Interchange • Kingsway Interchange • Lostock Circle • M60 J21 • Peel Green Interchange • Portwood Roundabout • Princess Parkway Interchange • Pyramid Roundabout • Redclyffe Circle • Rhodes Interchange • Roscoes Roundabout • Sale Interchange • Simister Island • Snipe Interchange • Whitefield Interchange • Worsley Braided Interchange • Worsley Interchange
CrossingsM60 - Northenden Bridge • M60 - Reddish Vale Bridge • M60 - Stockport Bridge • M60- Cheadle Heath Bridge
RoadsE20 • E22
Related Pictures
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Other nearby roads
ManchesterA34 • A5014 • A5067 • A5068 (Manchester) • A5079 • A5081 • A5103 • A5145 • A5184 • A5219 • A526 (Newcastle-under-Lyme - Salford) • A555 • A56 • A560 • A57 • A57(M) • A576 • A580 • A6 • A6(M) (Bredbury - Hazel Grove) • A6/Hazel Grove - Manchester • A6/Manchester - Preston • A6010 • A6042 • A6103 (Manchester) • A6104 • A6143 • A62 • A635 • A635(M) • A662 • A663 • A664 • A665 • B5093 • B5095 • B5117 • B5166 • B5167 • B5168 • B5217 • B5218 • B5219 • B5220 • B5221 • B5222 (Manchester) • B5223 • B5224 • B5225 • B529 • B5290 (Wythenshawe - Moss Side) • B5410 (Manchester) • B6167 • B6178 • B6179 (Manchester) • B6180 • B6181 • B6182 • B6185 • B6393 • B6469 • City Centre Road • E20 • E22 • M52 • M56 • M60 (Knutsford - Manchester) • M602 • M62 • M63 • M64 (Eccles - Salford) • M66 • M67 • M68 • Manchester Eastern By-pass • Manchester Inner Ring Road • Northern and Western Motorway • Princess Parkway Motorway • T12 (Britain) • T21 (Britain) • T60 (Britain) • T61 (Britain)
StockportA34 • A5102 • A5143 • A5145 • A5149 • A555 • A560 • A6 • A6(M) (Bredbury - Hazel Grove) • A6(M) (Heaton Norris - Hazel Grove) • A6/Hazel Grove - Manchester • A6/Matlock - Hazel Grove • A6017 • A6180 • A626 • A627 • B5093 (Cheshire) • B5094 • B5095 • B5169 • B5423 • B5465 • B6101 • B6102 • B6103 • B6104 • B6167 • B6168 (Stockport) • B6171 • C462 (Stockport) • M56 • M63 • M66 • M68 • NCN55 • T12 (Britain) • T55 (Britain) • T59 (Britain)
Trafford ParkA5081 • A5181 • A576 • B5158 • B5211 • B5214 • B5216 (Trafford) • B5217 • M62 (Stretford - Eccles bypass) • M63 • Trafford Park Motorway
BuryA56 • A58 • A665 • B6212 • B6213 • B6214 • B6216 • B6217 • B6218 • B6219 • B6220 • B6221 • B6222 • B6292 • E109 (Old System) • E22 • M62 • M62 Relief Road • M66 • T60 (Britain)
OldhamA6048 • A6049 • A6050 • A6051 • A6052 • A6104 • A62 • A627 • A627(M) • A663 • A669 • A670 • A671 • A672 • B6188 • B6189 • B6190 • B6191 • B6192 • B6193 • B6194 • B6195 • B6197 • B6393 • B6475 (Oldham) • B6477 • T21 (Britain)
Motorways in Great Britain
Current MotorwaysM1 • M2 • M3 • M4 • M5 • M6 • M6 Toll • M8 • M9 • M11 • M18 • M20 • M23 • M25 • M26 • M27 • M32 • M40 • M42 • M45 • M48 • M49 • M50 • M53 • M54 • M55 • M56 • M57 • M58 • M60 • M61 • M62 • M65 • M66 • M67 • M69 • M73 • M74 • M77 • M80 • M90 • M180 • M181 • M271 • M275 • M602 • M606 • M621 • M876 • M898
A1(M) • A3(M) • A8(M) • A14(M) • A38(M) • A48(M) • A57(M) • A58(M) • A64(M) • A66(M) • A74(M) • A92(M) • A167(M) • A168(M) • A194(M) • A195(M) • A308(M) • A329(M) • A404(M) • A601(M) • A627(M) • A635(M) • A666(M) • A823(M) • A1058(M)
Motorway Spurs • (M4 Heathrow Spur • M25 T5 Spur • Walton Summit M'way)
Former MotorwaysM10 • M15 • M16 • M30 • M41 • M52 • M62 • M63 • M64 • M65 • M68 • M85 • M110 • M111 • M270 • M274 • M531 • M600
A2(M) • A4(M) • A5(M) • A8(M) • A11(M) • A18(M) • A20(M) • A21(M) • A23(M) • A36(M) • A40(M) (Central London) • A40(M) (Buckinghamshire) • A41(M) • A46(M) • A48(M) (Morriston) • A48(M) (Port Talbot) • A65(M) • A102(M) (North) • A102(M) (South) • A423(M) • A446(M) • A604(M) • A638(M) • A696(M) • A1231(M) • A6127(M) • A6138(M) • A6144(M)
Unbuilt MotorwaysM4 Toll • M12 (Woodford - Brentford) • M12 (Woodford - Maplin) • M12 (Brentwood - -Chelmsford) • M13 • M17 • M19 • M31 • M58 • M59 • M60 • M62 RR • M64 • M81 • M82 • M83 • M100 • M272 • M601 • M650
A2(M) • A6(M) (West) • A6(M) (East) • A48(M) • A59(M) • A61(M) • A556(M) • A695(M)
A Ring • Bilston Link • Belmont Link • B-W M'way • CME Bypass • CMW • Central Spine • Chippenham Spur • Coventry N-S M'way • Cublington Airport M'way • Denham Spur • Derby Urban M'way • Droitwich-Leicester M'way • East Coast M'way • EXR • East Kilbride M'way • E-W Underground M'way • Eastern M'way • Euroroute • Friars Goose Xing • Furness Link • Glasgow IRR • GM Western Relief Road • Hamilton-Cumbernauld M'way • Hook Road • Johnstone M'way • Kendal Link • Liverpool Inner M'way • LOX M'way • Malvern Radial • Manchester IRR • Morecambe Link • NE Urban M'way • NXR • N&W M'way • Paisley-Hamilton M'way • POLO • Princess P'way M'way • Reading Urban M'way • Ringway 2 • Sheffield Spur • S Bristol Spur • SCRPDR • SXR • Stirling Corner Link • Strensham-Solihill M'way • Strensham-Solihill M'way • TGAAR • Townhill Link • Trafford Park M'way • Warndon Radial • Watford Urban M'Way • Western Orbital • Weston Spur