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M61 Roadworks
M61 (S)

Roadworks 3m NE of
Eccles

Near Worsley Braided Interchange

Nearby Incidents
M62 (W)

Bridge/Barrier Repairs 1.3m NW of
Irlam

J12 & J11

M67 (E)

Bridge/Barrier Repairs 2.9m NE of
Ashton-under-Lyne

J1A & J2

M62 (W)

Bridge/Barrier Repairs 3.6m W of
Bury

J19 & J18

M62 (E)

Bridge/Barrier Repairs 3.6m W of
Bury

J18 & J19

M62 (W)

Congestion 2.7m NE of
Rochdale

J20 & J19

Nearby Roadworks
M56 (W)

Roadworks 2.1m N of
Wythenshawe

J5 Access From Manchester Airport

M56 (W)

Roadworks 0.6m E of
Wythenshawe

J2 Exit

M62 (W)

Roadworks 3.3m E of
Saint Helens

J7 Access

M62 (E)

Roadworks 3.1m SE of
Saint Helens

J7 & J8

M6 (N)

Roadworks 2.2m SW of
Newton-le-Willows

Near Croft Interchange

M60 (W)

Roadworks 2.2m NW of
Stockport

J25 Clockwise Exit

M6 (S)

Roadworks 2.4m SW of
Newton-le-Willows

Near Croft Interchange

M60 (W)

Roadworks 1.5m SE of
Sale

Clockwise J6 & J8

M67 (W)

Roadworks 3.3m N of
Ashton-under-Lyne

J3 Access

M67 (W)

Roadworks 3.1m NW of
Ashton-under-Lyne

J3 & J2

M67 (W)

Roadworks 3.1m NW of
Ashton-under-Lyne

J3 & J2

M60 (E)

Roadworks 3.4m W of
Ashton-under-Lyne

Near Denton Island Roundabout

M67 (W)

Roadworks 0.7m NW of
Denton

Near Denton Island Roundabout

M67 (E)

Roadworks 3.2m NW of
Ashton-under-Lyne

Near Denton Island Roundabout

M67 (W)

Roadworks 3m N of
Ashton-under-Lyne

J1A Access

M67 (E)

Roadworks 3.3m NW of
Ashton-under-Lyne

Near Denton Island Roundabout

M60 (E)

Roadworks 0.9m NW of
Denton

Near Denton Island Roundabout

M60 (N)

Roadworks 1m NW of
Denton

Near Denton Island Roundabout

M67 (W)

Roadworks 2.9m NE of
Ashton-under-Lyne

J2 & J1A

M60 (N)

Roadworks 3.1m NW of
Ashton-under-Lyne

Near Denton Island Roundabout

M60 (W)

Roadworks 1.8m SE of
Eccles

Anti Clockwise J12 & J11

M60 (E)

Roadworks 2.4m NE of
Eccles

Clockwise J13 & J15

M60 (E)

Roadworks 2.9m S of
Eccles

Clockwise J15 & J16

M6 (S)

Roadworks 3.3m NW of
Wigan

Near Orrell Interchange

M6 (S)

Roadworks 3.2m NW of
Wigan

Near Orrell Interchange

M60 (E)

Roadworks 3.5m W of
Eccles

Anti Clockwise J17 & J16

M6 (N)

Roadworks 3.5m NW of
Wigan

Near Orrell Interchange

M6 (N)

Roadworks 3.5m NW of
Wigan

Near Orrell Interchange

M58 (E)

Roadworks 1.4m NE of
Skelmersdale

J4 & J5

A663 (S)

Roadworks 1.4m W of
Oldham

A669 & B6189

M60 (E)

Roadworks 3.9m N of
Manchester

Anti Clockwise J18 & J17

M62 (E)

Roadworks 3.6m W of
Bury

J18 & J19

A627(M) (N)

Roadworks 1.5m W of
Royton

A663/A627 & A664 Royton

M66 (N)

Roadworks 2.8m NE of
Bury

M60/M62 & J3

M62 (W)

Roadworks 0.8m S of
Heywood

J19 & J18

M62 (E)

Roadworks 0.8m S of
Heywood

J18 & J19

A627(M) (S)

Roadworks 2m NW of
Royton

M62 & A664 Royton

M62 (W)

Roadworks 2.7m NE of
Rochdale

J20 & J19

M66 (N)

Roadworks 3.2m E of
Bury

J1 & A56/A680/A676

M66 (S)

Roadworks 3.3m E of
Bury

A56/A680/A676 & J1

A56 (S)

Roadworks 5.2m E of
Bacup

A681

M6 (N)

Roadworks 1.6m NW of
Samlesbury

J31 & J31A

Nearby Incidents
M6 (S)

Resurfacing 4m SE of
Warrington

J20 Exit

Nearby Roadworks
M62 (W)

Roadworks 3.3m E of
Saint Helens

J7 Access

M62 (W)

Roadworks 3.2m E of
Saint Helens

J7 Exit

M62 (W)

Roadworks 3.1m SE of
Saint Helens

J8 & J7

M62 (W)

Roadworks 3.1m SE of
Saint Helens

J8 & J7

Nearby Incidents
M60

Bridge/Barrier Repairs 1.7m SE of
Eccles

Link Road From M62 J12 To J12 Anti Clockwise

M60

Bridge/Barrier Repairs 1.9m SE of
Eccles

Link Road From M62 J12 To J12 Clockwise

Nearby Roadworks
M60 (E)

Roadworks 2.8m NE of
Eccles

Near Worsley Braided Interchange

M60 (E)

Roadworks 2.8m NE of
Eccles

Near Worsley Braided Interchange

M58 (E)

Roadworks 3m NW of
Skelmersdale

J5 & M6

M58 (E)

Roadworks 2.2m E of
Skelmersdale

Near Digmoor Interchange

M58 (E)

Roadworks 2.2m NE of
Skelmersdale

Near Digmoor Interchange

M58 (E)

Roadworks 2m NE of
Skelmersdale

Near Digmoor Interchange

M62 (E)

Roadworks 1.8m W of
Rochdale

J20 & J21

M62 (W)

Roadworks 1.8m W of
Rochdale

J21 & J20

A56 (S)

Roadworks 5.2m E of
Bacup

Access From A681

M6 (N)

Roadworks 4.4m SW of
Preston

J28 & J29

M6 (N)

Roadworks 4.2m SE of
Samlesbury

J29 Exit

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  • 01 September 2014 08:30

    Minor Disruption - up to 15 minutes delay - M61 southbound between J5 and J4 | Southbound | Congestion (2.8m E of Bolton, Greater Manchester)


    On the M61 southbound between junctions J5 and J1, there were delays of 10 mins due to heavy traffic . Normal traffic conditions expected from 9:15 am.

    First report: 01 September 2014 08:30
    Incident cleared: 01 September 2014 09:20
    Map location: 53.5492,-2.4705

  • 29 August 2014 21:30

    Roadworks - M61 southbound between J6 and J5 | Southbound | Roadworks (2.8m N of Horwich, Greater Manchester)


    On the M61 southbound between junctions J6 and J5, minor delays can be expected at peak times due to roadworks closing one lane, between 9 pm and 5 am, from 29 August 2014 to 31 August 2014.

    First report: 29 August 2014 21:30
    Incident cleared: 31 August 2014 09:10
    Map location: 53.564,-2.5186

  • 29 August 2014 21:30

    Roadworks - M61 northbound between J5 and J6 | Northbound | Roadworks (2.81m N of Horwich, Greater Manchester)


    On the M61 northbound between junctions J5 and J6, minor delays can be expected at peak times due to roadworks closing one lane, between 9 pm and 5 am, from 29 August 2014 to 31 August 2014.

    First report: 29 August 2014 21:30
    Incident cleared: 31 August 2014 09:10
    Map location: 53.5639,-2.5187

  • 29 August 2014 21:40

    Roadworks - M61 J4 southbound access | Southbound | Roadworks (2.72m W of Bolton, Greater Manchester)


    On the M61 southbound entry slip at junction J4 , minor delays can be expected at peak times due to roadworks closing one lane, from 9 pm on 29 August 2014 to 5 am on 30 August 2014.

    First report: 29 August 2014 21:40
    Incident cleared: 30 August 2014 09:10
    Map location: 53.545,-2.448

  • 29 August 2014 21:40

    Roadworks - M61 J4 southbound exit | Southbound | Roadworks (2.71m N of Bolton, Greater Manchester)


    On the M61 southbound exit slip at junction J4 , minor delays can be expected at peak times due to roadworks closing one lane, from 9 pm on 29 August 2014 to 5 am on 30 August 2014.

    First report: 29 August 2014 21:40
    Incident cleared: 30 August 2014 09:10
    Map location: 53.5458,-2.4527

  • 29 August 2014 21:40

    Roadworks - M61 J4 northbound access | Northbound | Roadworks (2.74m N of Bolton, Greater Manchester)


    On the M61 northbound entry slip at junction J4 , minor delays can be expected at peak times due to roadworks closing one lane, from 9 pm on 29 August 2014 to 5 am on 30 August 2014.

    First report: 29 August 2014 21:40
    Incident cleared: 30 August 2014 09:10
    Map location: 53.5453,-2.4527

  • 29 August 2014 21:40

    Roadworks - M61 J4 northbound exit | Northbound | Roadworks (2.77m W of Bolton, Greater Manchester)


    On the M61 northbound exit slip at junction J4 , minor delays can be expected at peak times due to roadworks closing one lane, from 9 pm on 29 August 2014 to 5 am on 30 August 2014.

    First report: 29 August 2014 21:40
    Incident cleared: 30 August 2014 09:10
    Map location: 53.5439,-2.4455

  • 29 August 2014 21:40

    Roadworks - M61 J6 southbound exit | Southbound | Roadworks (1.65m S of Horwich, Greater Manchester)


    On the M61 southbound exit slip at junction J6 , minor delays can be expected at peak times due to roadworks , from 9 pm on 29 August 2014 to 5 am on 30 August 2014.

    First report: 29 August 2014 21:40
    Incident cleared: 30 August 2014 09:10
    Map location: 53.5762,-2.5477

  • 29 August 2014 21:40

    Roadworks - M61 J6 northbound access | Northbound | Roadworks (1.73m S of Horwich, Greater Manchester)


    On the M61 northbound entry slip at junction J6 , minor delays can be expected at peak times due to roadworks , from 9 pm on 29 August 2014 to 5 am on 30 August 2014.

    First report: 29 August 2014 21:40
    Incident cleared: 30 August 2014 09:10
    Map location: 53.575,-2.5474

  • 29 August 2014 21:40

    Roadworks - M61 J6 northbound exit | Northbound | Roadworks (1.96m NW of Horwich, Greater Manchester)


    On the M61 northbound exit slip at junction J6 , minor delays can be expected at peak times due to roadworks , from 9 pm on 29 August 2014 to 5 am on 30 August 2014.

    First report: 29 August 2014 21:40
    Incident cleared: 30 August 2014 09:10
    Map location: 53.5721,-2.5417

  • 29 August 2014 21:40

    Roadworks - M61 southbound between J4 and J3 | Southbound | Roadworks (2.98m SW of Bolton, Greater Manchester)


    On the M61 southbound between junctions J4 and J3, minor delays can be expected at peak times due to roadworks closing one lane, from 9 pm on 29 August 2014 to 5 am on 30 August 2014.

    First report: 29 August 2014 21:40
    Incident cleared: 30 August 2014 09:10
    Map location: 53.5409,-2.4197

  • 29 August 2014 21:40

    Roadworks - M61 northbound between J2 and J4 | Northbound | Roadworks (3.16m SW of Bolton, Greater Manchester)


    On the M61 northbound between junctions J2 and J4, minor delays can be expected at peak times due to roadworks closing one lane, from 9 pm on 29 August 2014 to 5 am on 30 August 2014.

    First report: 29 August 2014 21:40
    Incident cleared: 30 August 2014 09:10
    Map location: 53.5391,-2.4136

Motorway/Road Information

Motorway
M61
Description
Linking Manchester (Worsley) to Bamber Bridge near Preston.
Counties
Greater Manchester, Lancashire
Length
Constructed 19691970 
Existed Since
Major junctions 
Completed
Worsley 

Traffic Bulletins on Radio

The following radio stations may broadcast traffic and travel news & bulletins for the local M61 area. Use the 'Traffic' function on your RDS radio (marked TA, TP, TI or Traffic) and you will be automatically switched to travel and traffic conditions.

100.3 FMReal Radio Scotland (Black Hill)
100.4 FMClassic FM (Ridge Hill)
100.4 FMSmooth FM (Chorley)
101.1 FMClassic FM (Holme Moss)
101.7 FMClassic FM (Black Hill)
102.0 FMGalaxy 102 (Manchester)
97.7-99.8BBC Radio 1
88.1-90.3BBC Radio 2
90.2-92.6BBC Radio 3
92.5-94.7BBC Radio Scotland
92.4-96.8BBC Radio Cymru

Primary Destinations on the M61

M61 Primary Destinations

The following 'primary destinations' are towns and cities that appear on road signs on the M61, and are typically important or major conurbations along the route.

Reported accidents on the M61 in 2013

Motorway Picture

This graph provides road safety data of road accidents in Great Britain on the M61, and include statistics from personal injury accidents that occurred on public roads which were subsequently reported and recorded by the local police authority.

Data has been extracted to show the total number of slight, serious and fatal accidents on the M61 in 2013.

Licensed under the Open Government Licence. Source: Road Safety Data.

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