M66

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M66
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From:Edenfield (SD793185)
To:Simister (SD828060)
Via:Bury
Length:8 miles (12.9 km)
Meets: M60, M62, A56
Former Number(s):M68
Old route now:M60
Highway Authorities

Highways England

Traditional Counties

Lancashire

Route outline (key)
M66 Edenfield — Simister
M66 Simister — Rhodes
M66 Denton – Bredbury
Junction List
Junc Northbound Southbound
- A56 (No Exit) Start of Motorway
1 A56 No Exit
2 A58 A58
3 local road local road
4 M60, M62 M60, M62
5 A576 A576
6 A664 No Exit
7 A663, A6104 A663, A6104
8 A62, A6104 A62, A6104
9 A635, A6140 A635, A6140
10 M67, A57 M67, A57
11 (A6017) (A6017)
12 M63, A560, A6017 M63,A560, A6017
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For detailed information about this topic, see CBRD Motorway Database
M66 towards Bury

The M66 currently forms an easterly bypass of Bury, although it has been truncated from its originally planned length south of its current location to Stockport.

The section of now M60 running between M67 and M63, and the section between Simister and A576 both previously held the M66 number before being renumbered as part of M60 in 1998. The section between Middleton and Denton, although planned as M66, opened as M60 in 2000.

The section of former M66 to the south of Simister was originally allocated the number of M68, but this did not appear on contemporary signage.

Junctions

Simister Island

Main Article: Simister Island

Simister Island forms the north eastern corner of the M60 Manchester Outer Ring Road. Opened in 1970 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 1999 as part of the creation of the M60, the interchange was given free-flow sliproads for all left turns, and the circulatory carriageway was widened to four lanes with colour-coded Spiral Roundabout markings to direct traffic through the newly signalised junction.

Streetlighting

Since 2011, the M66 is no longer lit except for the approaches to junction 4.

Opening Dates

For detailed information about this section, see CBRD Motorway Database: M66 Timeline

Videos

M66 Motorway Southbound

A southbound trip along entire length of the M66 motorway. As well as the front view, there is a rearview mirror.

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Links

CBRD

Roads UK

legislation.gov.uk



M66
JunctionsAlkrington Interchange • Bredbury Interchange • Denton Interchange • Edenfield Roundabout • Heap Bridge Interchange • Hollinwood Interchange • M60 J21 • Pilsworth Interchange • Rhodes Interchange • Simister Island • Snipe Interchange • Summerseat Interchange
PlacesBury • Manchester • Stockport
Related Pictures
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Exiting the M60 to get onto the M60 - Coppermine - 17038.jpgJunction 18 - Geograph - 982620.jpgJunction 4 M66 South - Coppermine - 17763.jpgSimister Island in Fog - Geograph - 1678384.jpgSouthern end of the M66 - Coppermine - 17108.jpg
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