M68

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M68
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From: Simister (SD826059)
To: Sale (SJ810912)
Via: Rhodes, Bredbury, Hazel Grove, Manchester Airport
Met:  M60, M62, M66, M56
Now part of: M60, M56
Primary Destinations
Manchester Airport
Traditional Counties

Lancashire

Route outline (key)
M68 Simister - Rhodes
M68 Rhodes - Hazel Grove
M68 ??? - Hazel Grove
M68 Hazel Grove - Manchester Airport
M68 Manchester Airport - M56
Junction List
Junc Northbound Southbound
- M62, M66 Start of Motorway
Bridge Reddish Vale Bridge
- A576 A576
- A664 No Exit
- A663, A6104 A663, A6104
- A62, A6104 A62, A6104
- A635, A6140 A635, A6140
- M67, A57 M67, A57
- M63, A560, A6017 M63, A560, A6017
- A627 A627
- A6 A6
- A523 A523
- A5102 A5102
- A34 A34
- B5358 B5358
- Airport Airport
- M56 M56
- A560 A560
- M63 M63
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For detailed information about this topic, see PM: M68 and PM: Manchester Outer Ring Road (south)

The M68 number was allocated to the eastern and southern sections of the Manchester Outer Ring Road.

Eastern Section

The number only appeared on maps and documentation, and not on signage, and at the M62 end it was signed as (A576). It was renumbered M66 in the early 1970s and M60 in 1998, when the eastern section as far as Bredbury was completed.

Southern Section

The number appeared on a map showing the motorway between the M56 and Manchester Airport as holding this number.

While the section from the M56 to Sale was dropped early on, the rest of the unbuilt section was on the books well into the 80s. After that, the A6(M) was still on the cards as motorway, with the Hazel Grove to Manchester Airport section being all purpose. Part of it was built - the A555 and the whole route, as an at-grade all purpose route was proposed by the South & East Manchester Multi Modal Study, though in 2010, the Bredbury - Hazel Grove segment was scrapped.

The 2008 DfT road list describes the M68 as being "Temporary - reserved Manchester outer ring road (southern section to facilitate possible extension eastwards from Hazel Grove)". It is unknown what this eastern extension is, however it is clear that neither the motorway or the

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M68
JunctionsAirport Interchange • Alkrington Interchange • Bredbury Interchange • Denton Interchange • Hollinwood Interchange • M60 J21 • Macclesfield Road Junction • Rhodes Interchange • Simister Island • Simpsons Corner • Snipe Interchange • Terminals 1 and 3 Roundabout • Wilmslow Road Junction • Woodford Road Junction
PlacesManchester Airport
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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) • 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 • M602 • M60 (Knutsford - Manchester) • M62 • M63 • M64 (Eccles - Salford) • M66 • M67 • Manchester Eastern By-pass • Manchester Inner Ring Road • Northern and Western Motorway • Princess Parkway Motorway • T12 (Britain) • T21 (Britain) • T60 (Britain) • T61 (Britain)
Ashton-under-LyneA6017 • A6018 • A6043 • A6140 • A627 • A635 • A662 • A670 • B6169 • B6170 • B6171 (Ashton-under-Lyne) • B6172 (Ashton-under-Lyne) • B6173 (Ashton-under-Lyne) • B6175 • B6176 • B6194 • B6390 • B6431 • B6445 • B6468 • M60 • M66
StockportA34 • A5102 • A5143 • A5145 • A5149 • A555 • A560 • A6 • A6(M) (Bredbury - Hazel Grove) • A6(M) (Heaton Norris - Hazel Grove) • A6017 • A6180 • A626 • A627 • B5093 (Cheshire) • B5094 • B5095 • B5169 • B5423 • B5465 • B6101 • B6102 • B6103 • B6104 • B6167 • B6168 (Stockport) • B6171 • C462 (Stockport) • M56 • M60 • M63 • M66 • NCN55 • T12 (Britain) • T55 (Britain) • T59 (Britain)
Manchester AirportA538 • A555 • B5166 • M56
SaleA56 • A6144 • A6144(M) • B5166 • B5311 (Sale) • B5397 • B6544 • M60 • M60 (Knutsford - Manchester) • M62 (Stretford - Eccles bypass) • M63 • T18 (Britain)
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A2(M) • A6(M) (West) • A6(M) (East) • A14(M) • A48(M) • A59(M) • A61(M) • A556(M) • A695(M)
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