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Traffic incidents

The following traffic incidents and congestion for M61 have been reported by Highways England, Traffic Scotland, Traffic Wales or Transport for London (TfL) in the last two hours:

There are no current incidents in this location.

M61 Roadworks

The following roadworks have been reported by various highways agencies and official transport sources.Click on a roadworks item to view more details on the traffic map.

Location: The M61 southbound at junction J2 from M61 to A580.
Reason: Roadworks.
Status: Currently Active.
Period: from 21:35 on 17 Jun 2024 to 06:00 on 18 Jun 2024.
Lanes Closed: All lanes are closed.
Nearest town: 3.89m from Eccles.


The M61 motorway is a 35.9 mile (58.1 km) long motorway running from the M60 in Greater Manchester, North West England to the M65 near Preston, in Lancashire. The motorway was constructed between 1970 and 1972 and was the first of the three motorways to be built around Manchester.

Over its length, the M61 traverses a variety of terrain, ranging from urban areas such as Bolton and Bury, to wide open spaces seen on the Darwen moors.

In terms of road safety, the M61 motorway scores above the national average for England and Wales, with an average collision rate of 1.37 per 100,000 vehicle km. The accident rate for the motorway is slightly above average for motorways in the UK, with an accident rate of 34 per 100,000 vehicle km. However, compared to the national average, the M61 has a much lower fatality rate, with a fatality rate of only 0.91 per 100,000 vehicle km, significantly below the national average of 3.2 fatalities per 100,000 vehicle km.

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Location: southbound at junction J2 from M61 to A580.

Due to: Roadworks.

Period : from 21:35 on 17 June 2024 to 06:00 on 18 June 2024.

Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Nearest town: 3.89m from Eccles.