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M61 Roadworks
M61 (N)

Roadworks 3.2m SW of
Bolton

J2 & J4

Nearby Incidents
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
M6 (N)

Roadworks 4.5m SW of
Northwich

J19 & J20

M56 (W)

Roadworks 1.9m E of
Altrincham

J6 & J7

M56 (W)

Roadworks 1.9m SW of
Altrincham

J7 Exit

M56 (W)

Roadworks 2.1m N of
Wythenshawe

J5 Access From Manchester Airport

M6 (N)

Roadworks 3.9m E of
Warrington

J20 & J21

M62 (E)

Roadworks 2.3m SW of
Newton-le-Willows

At Junction 10 With The M6

M62 (W)

Roadworks 2.7m SE of
Newton-le-Willows

Near Croft Interchange

M57 (S)

Roadworks 2.3m NW of
Huyton

At Junction 2 With The A57

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

M6 (N)

Roadworks 2.9m NE of
Newton-le-Willows

J23 & J24

M602 (W)

Roadworks 1.2m E of
Eccles

J3 & J2

M60 (S)

Roadworks 2.4m NE of
Eccles

Clockwise J13 & J15

M60 (E)

Roadworks 2.4m NE of
Eccles

Clockwise J13 & J15

M6 (S)

Roadworks 3.3m NW of
Wigan

Near Orrell Interchange

M6 (S)

Roadworks 3.2m NW of
Wigan

Near Orrell Interchange

M6 (N)

Roadworks 3.5m NW of
Wigan

Near Orrell Interchange

M6 (N)

Roadworks 3.5m NW of
Wigan

Near Orrell Interchange

M58 (W)

Roadworks 1.2m NE of
Skelmersdale

J5 & J4

A663 (S)

Roadworks 1.4m W of
Oldham

A669 & B6189

M60 (E)

Roadworks 3.9m N of
Manchester

Anti Clockwise J18 & J17

M60 (W)

Roadworks 3.8m NE of
Manchester

Near Simister Interchange / Island

M62 (E)

Roadworks 3.6m W of
Bury

J18 & J19

M6 (S)

Roadworks 4m W of
Wigan

J27 & J26

A627(M) (N)

Roadworks 1.5m W of
Royton

A663/A627 & A664 Royton

M66 (N)

Roadworks 2.8m NE of
Bury

M60/M62 & J3

M66 (S)

Roadworks 2.5m NE of
Bury

J3 & M60/M62

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

A627(M) (S)

Roadworks 2.4m NW of
Rochdale

M62 & A664 Royton

M62 (W)

Roadworks 2.7m NE of
Rochdale

J20 & J19

A627(M) (N)

Roadworks 2.3m NW of
Rochdale

A664 Royton & M62

M66 (S)

Roadworks 1.3m E of
Bury

J2 Exit

A56 (N)

Roadworks 5m E of
Accrington

A681 & A6177

M6 (N)

Roadworks 4.4m SW of
Preston

J28 & J29

A56 (S)

Roadworks 3.9m N of
Accrington

A680 & A6177

M6 (S)

Roadworks 2.9m NE of
Samlesbury

Near Blacow Bridge Junction

M6 (N)

Roadworks 1.6m NW of
Samlesbury

J31 & J31A

M6 (N)

Roadworks 3.8m N of
Warrington

J21 Exit

M62 (W)

Roadworks 3.2m E of
Saint Helens

J7 Exit

M62 (W)

Roadworks 3.2m E of
Saint Helens

J7 Exit

M62 (E)

Roadworks 3.2m E of
Saint Helens

J7 Access

M62 (W)

Roadworks 3.1m SE of
Saint Helens

J8 & J7

M62 (W)

Roadworks 3.1m SE of
Saint Helens

J8 & J7

M62 (E)

Roadworks 3.1m SE of
Saint Helens

J7 & J8

M6 (N)

Roadworks 3.1m SE of
Wigan

J24 & J25

M6 (N)

Roadworks 3.5m NW of
Wigan

Near Orrell Interchange

M6 (N)

Roadworks 3.5m NW of
Wigan

Near Orrell Interchange

M60 (S)

Roadworks 3.8m NE of
Manchester

Near Simister Interchange / Island

M62 (E)

Roadworks 3.8m NE of
Bury

Near Simister Interchange / Island

M62 (W)

Roadworks 3.8m NE of
Bury

Near Simister Interchange / Island

M60 (S)

Roadworks 3.8m NE of
Bury

Simister Interchange / Island

M62 (S)

Roadworks 3.8m NE of
Bury

Simister Interchange / Island

Nearby Incidents
M62 (E)

Resurfacing 3.6m W of
Bury

J18 & J19

Nearby Roadworks
M6 (N)

Roadworks 4m W of
Wigan

J26 & J27

M6 (N)

Roadworks 4m W of
Wigan

J26 & J27

M62 (E)

Roadworks 3.5m SW of
Bury

At The Birch Services Slip Road J18 & J19

M62 (E)

Roadworks 2m S of
Rochdale

J20 Access

M62 (E)

Roadworks 1.8m W of
Rochdale

J20 & J21

M62 (E)

Roadworks 1.8m W of
Rochdale

J20 & J21

M62 (E)

Roadworks 1.8m W of
Rochdale

J20 & J21

M62 (W)

Roadworks 1.8m W of
Rochdale

J21 & J20

M62 (W)

Roadworks 1.8m W of
Rochdale

J21 & J20

M62 (W)

Roadworks 2m W of
Rochdale

J21 Access

M62 (E)

Roadworks 1.9m W of
Rochdale

J21 Access

M62 (W)

Roadworks 3.3m NE of
Rochdale

J22 & J21

M62 (W)

Roadworks 5.3m NE of
Rochdale

J22 Access

A56 (S)

Roadworks 5.2m E of
Bacup

Access From A681

M6 (N)

Roadworks 4.4m SW of
Preston

J28 & J29

M6 (N)

Roadworks 4.4m SW of
Preston

J28 & J29

M6 (N)

Roadworks 4.2m SE of
Samlesbury

J29 Exit

Nearby Incidents
A56 (N)

Resurfacing 1.2m NE of
Accrington

A679 & M65

M65 (W)

Resurfacing 1.4m NE of
Accrington

J8 Exit

M65 (E)

Resurfacing 1.2m NE of
Accrington

J8 Exit

A56 (W)

Resurfacing 1.4m NE of
Accrington

M65

Nearby Roadworks
M6 (S)

Roadworks 2.6m S of
Preston

J32 & J31A

M6 (N)

Roadworks 2.5m SW of
Preston

J31A & J32

M55 (E)

Roadworks 2.4m E of
Preston

J1 Access

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  • 26 August 2014 14:00

    Moderate Disruption - between 15 minutes and 3 hours delay - M61 northbound between J8 and J9 | Northbound | Congestion (5.02m E of Samlesbury, Lancashire)


    On the M61 northbound between J8 and the M6, there were delays of 10 mins due to heavy traffic . Normal traffic conditions expected from 3:15 pm.

    First report: 26 August 2014 14:00
    Incident cleared: 26 August 2014 14:20
    Map location: 53.6942,-2.6263

  • 26 August 2014 11:30

    Minor Disruption - up to 15 minutes delay - M61 northbound between J9 and M6 | Northbound | Congestion (2.7m NE of Samlesbury, Lancashire)


    On the M61 northbound between junction J9 and the M6, there were delays of 10 mins due to heavy traffic . Normal traffic conditions expected from 12:15 pm.

    First report: 26 August 2014 11:30
    Incident cleared: 26 August 2014 11:40
    Map location: 53.7307,-2.6422

  • 26 August 2014 21:20

    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 26 August 2014 to 5 am on 27 August 2014.

    First report: 26 August 2014 21:20
    Incident cleared: 27 August 2014 11:00
    Map location: 53.5391,-2.4136

  • 26 August 2014 21:30

    Roadworks - M61 northbound between J8 and J9 | Northbound | Roadworks (5.02m E of Samlesbury, Lancashire)


    On the M61 northbound between junctions J8 and J9, minor delays can be expected at peak times due to roadworks closing one lane, from 9 pm on 26 August 2014 to 5 am on 27 August 2014.

    First report: 26 August 2014 21:30
    Incident cleared: 27 August 2014 11:00
    Map location: 53.6942,-2.6263

  • 26 August 2014 21:20

    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 26 August 2014 to 5 am on 27 August 2014.

    First report: 26 August 2014 21:20
    Incident cleared: 27 August 2014 11:00
    Map location: 53.5439,-2.4455

  • 24 August 2014 21:20

    Roadworks - M61 southbound between A666 and J2 | Southbound | Roadworks (3.69m SE of Bolton, Greater Manchester)


    On the M61 southbound between the junction with the A666 and junction J2, minor delays can be expected at peak times due to roadworks , between 9 pm and 5 am, from 25 August 2014 to 26 August 2014.

    First report: 24 August 2014 21:20
    Incident cleared: 26 August 2014 11:00
    Map location: 53.5361,-2.3913

  • 27 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 due to roadworks closing one lane. Expect disruption until 5:00 am on 28 August 2014.

    First report: 27 August 2014 21:30
    Incident cleared: 28 August 2014 01:50
    Map location: 53.564,-2.5186

  • 27 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 due to roadworks closing one lane. Expect disruption until 5:00 am on 28 August 2014.

    First report: 27 August 2014 21:30
    Incident cleared: 28 August 2014 01:50
    Map location: 53.5639,-2.5187

  • 26 August 2014 21:30

    Roadworks - M61 southbound between J9 and J8 | Southbound | Roadworks (5.01m E of Samlesbury, Lancashire)


    On the M61 southbound between junctions J9 and J8, minor delays can be expected at peak times due to roadworks closing one lane, from 9 pm on 26 August 2014 to 5 am on 27 August 2014.

    First report: 26 August 2014 21:30
    Incident cleared: 27 August 2014 11:00
    Map location: 53.6944,-2.6261

  • 26 August 2014 21:20

    Roadworks - link road from M61 J1 to M60 J15 clockwise | Southbound | Roadworks (3.07m NE of Eccles, Lancashire)


    On the M61 slip road to the M60 eastbound , minor delays can be expected at peak times due to roadworks closing one lane, from 9 pm on 26 August 2014 to 5 am on 27 August 2014.

    First report: 26 August 2014 21:20
    Incident cleared: 27 August 2014 11:00
    Map location: 53.5252,-2.3582

  • 26 August 2014 18:20

    Multiple Vehicle Accident - M60 at junction 1 with the A5145 | Anti-clockwise | Multiple Vehicle Accident (1.18m NW of Stockport, )


    On the M60 anti-clockwise between junctions J2 and J1, there were delays of 10 mins caused by congestion due to a multi-vehicle accident at junction J1. Normal traffic conditions expected from 8:00 pm.

    First report: 26 August 2014 18:20
    Incident cleared: 26 August 2014 19:50
    Map location: 53.4092,-2.1742

  • 27 August 2014 21:50

    Accident - M60 J21 anti-clockwise exit | Anti-clockwise | Accident (2.4m W of Oldham, Greater Manchester)


    The M60 anti-clockwise exit slip at junction J21 is closed , due to an accident. Road expected to re-open from 12:15 am on 28 August 2014.

    First report: 27 August 2014 21:50
    Incident cleared: 28 August 2014 00:00
    Map location: 53.5226,-2.1528

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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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