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Simister Island

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Simister Island
Location Map ( geo)
Junction 18 of the M60-M62 at Simister - Geograph - 359232.jpg
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Location
Simister, Lancashire
County
Lancashire
Highway Authority
Highways England
Junction Type
Three Level Stacked Roundabout
Roads Joined
M60, M62, M66
Junctions related to the M66

Simister Island - junction 18 of the M60, junction 18 of the M62 and junction 4 of the M66 - 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.

Despite those works, this junction is still a frequent peak hour troublespot. It seems unlikely that further improvements will be made to the road, being that much of the traffic continues onto the M62.

Detail of free-flow slips

The original junction design included free-flow slips between what is now the two M60 carriageways. A large gap was provided between the carriageways of the then-M68 to the south of the junction for these free-flow slips, but the majority of this gap was removed during widening works in this area.

Routes

Route To Notes

M60

Ring Road (W), Salford, Bolton (M61), Preston, Liverpool (M62), B'ham (M6)

M60

Ring Road (E & S), Manchester & Airport, Oldham, (M67), Chester, B'ham (M56)

M62

Leeds, Huddersfield, Rochdale

M66

Bury, Burnley, Blackburn

M62

Leeds, Huddersfield, Rochdale

M66

Manchester, Middleton (A576)

M68

Manchester, Middleton (A576)

M62

Liverpool, Preston (M61), Birmingham (M6) access from M62 east and M66 north only.



Links

Roads.org.uk



Simister Island
Related Pictures
View gallery (13)
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Former or ProposedM62 J16 • M63 J5
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The Rocket • 5 Bowring Park • 6 Tarbock Roundabout • 7 Rainhill Stoops • 8 Burtonwood • 9 Stump Cross • 10 Croft • 11 Birchwood • 12 Eccles
Former section: 13 Worsley • 14 & 14A Worsley Braided Interchange • 15 Clifton • 16 Junction 16 • 17 Whitefield
18 Simister Island  • 19 Heywood • 20 Thornham • 21 Milnrow • 22 Rockingstone Moss • 23 Outlane • 24 Ainley Top • 25 Clifton • 26 Chain Bar • 27 Gildersome • 28 Tingley • 29 Lofthouse • 30 Rothwell  • 31 Normanton • 32 Castleford • 32A Holmfield • 33 Ferrybridge • 34 Whitley Bridge • 35 Langham • 36 Goole • 37 Howden Spur • 38 North Cave