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M66

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M66
Location Map ( geo)
M66 Towards Bury - Geograph - 1708199.jpg
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From:  Edenfield (SD793185)
To:  Simister (SD828060)
Via:  Bury
Distance:  8 miles (12.9 km)
Meets:  M60, M62, A56
Former Number(s):  M68
Old route now:  M60
Primary Destinations
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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
11 M67, A57 M67, A57
11A (A6017) (A6017)
12 M63, A560, A6017 M63,A560, A6017
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For detailed information about this topic, see Roads.org.uk Motorway Database

The M66 currently forms an easterly bypass of Bury. It has been truncated from its originally planned length southwards to Stockport.

Manchester Ring Road M66 history

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 Roads.org.uk 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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M60 Simister Island June 2020 Consultation Option 1

We are holding a consultation on our plans to improve Simister Island Interchange at junction 18 of the M60. This is the Northern Loop option, which is the first of the two options we have developed. For this option we’d build a new loop structure to provide a free-flow link from the M60 eastbound to the M60 southbound. We’d also build a wider free-flow link from the M60 northbound to the M60 westbound, and widen the M66 southbound to 4 lanes through the junction.

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M60 Simister Island June 2020 Consultation Option 2

We are holding a consultation on our plans to improve Simister Island Interchange at junction 18 of the M60. This is the Inner Links option, which is the second of the two options we have developed. This would involve building two new bridges over the M66 within the roundabout. We’d also build a new free-flow link from the M60 eastbound to the M66 northbound, and replace the existing single-lane from the M60 northbound to westbound with two lanes. We’d need to widen the M60 eastbound and M66 southbound slip roads if we select this option, as well as widening Hills Lane bridge just north of the project.

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Links

Roads.org.uk

Roads UK



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