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Traffic incidents

The following traffic incidents 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.

ROAD WORKSLocation : southbound exit slip at junction J3 .

Reason : Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : from 20:31 on 17 Aug 2018 to 05:00 on 18 Aug 2018.

Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.

3.57m from Bolton.

ROAD WORKSLocation : southbound between junctions J6 and J5 .

Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed.

Reason : Road repairs.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 23 Aug 2018.

2.43m from Horwich.

ROAD WORKSLocation : southbound between junctions J8 and J6 .

Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 are closed.

Reason : Emergency barrier repairs.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 18 Aug 2018.

Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.

3.71m from Horwich.

ROAD WORKSLocation : northbound between junctions J6 and J8 .

Lane Closures : Lane three is closed.

Reason : Emergency barrier repairs.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 18 Aug 2018.

Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.

1.88m from Horwich.

ROAD WORKSLocation : northbound between junctions J6 and J8 .

Lane Closures : Lane three is closed.

Reason : Emergency barrier repairs.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 18 Aug 2018.

Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.

1.44m from Horwich.

ROAD WORKSLocation : southbound between junctions J8 and J6 .

Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 are closed.

Reason : Emergency barrier repairs.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 18 Aug 2018.

Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.

2.18m from Horwich.

ROAD WORKSLocation : southbound exit slip at junction J8 .

Reason : Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 18 Aug 2018.

Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.

5.99m from Horwich.

ROAD WORKSLocation : northbound at junction J2 for A666.

Lane Closures : Lane two is closed.

Reason : Planned Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 04:00 on 18 Aug 2018.

Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.

3.73m from Eccles.

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Location : southbound exit slip at junction J3 .

Reason : Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : from 20:31 on 17 August 2018 to 05:00 on 18 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.

3.57m from Bolton.

53.54--2.39

Location : southbound between junctions J6 and J5 .

Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed.

Reason : Road repairs.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 23 August 2018.

2.43m from Horwich.

53.57--2.53

Location : southbound between junctions J8 and J6 .

Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 are closed.

Reason : Emergency barrier repairs.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 18 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.

3.71m from Horwich.

53.64--2.6

Location : northbound between junctions J6 and J8 .

Lane Closures : Lane three is closed.

Reason : Emergency barrier repairs.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 18 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.

1.88m from Horwich.

53.62--2.58

Location : northbound between junctions J6 and J8 .

Lane Closures : Lane three is closed.

Reason : Emergency barrier repairs.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 18 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.

1.44m from Horwich.

53.58--2.55

Location : southbound between junctions J8 and J6 .

Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 are closed.

Reason : Emergency barrier repairs.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 18 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.

2.18m from Horwich.

53.62--2.59

Location : southbound exit slip at junction J8 .

Reason : Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 18 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.

5.99m from Horwich.

53.67--2.63

Location : northbound at junction J2 for A666.

Lane Closures : Lane two is closed.

Reason : Planned Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 04:00 on 18 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.

3.73m from Eccles.

53.53--2.38

Location : northbound between the M60 and junction J2 .

Lane Closures : Lane two is closed.

Reason : Planned Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 04:00 on 18 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There is one of four lanes closed.

3.17m from Eccles.

53.53--2.36

Location : northbound entry slip at junction J2 from A580.

Lane Closures : Lane two is closed.

Reason : Planned Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 04:00 on 18 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.

2.35m from Eccles.

53.51--2.36

Location : northbound between junctions J2 and J4 .

Lane Closures : Lane two is closed.

Reason : Planned Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 04:00 on 18 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.

3.99m from Eccles.

53.53--2.39

Location : southbound between junctions A666 and J1 .

Reason : Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 18 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.

3.49m from Bolton.

53.54--2.39

Location : northbound between junctions J2 and A666 .

Lane Closures : Lane two is closed.

Reason : Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 18 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.

3.98m from Bolton.

53.53--2.39

Location : northbound between junction J2 from A580 to A666 and the A6053 .

Reason : Roadworks scheme.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : from 21:40 on 13 August 2018 to 05:00 on 18 August 2018.

3.73m from Eccles.

53.53--2.38

Location : northbound at junction J2 from A580 to A666.

Lane Closures : Lane two is closed.

Reason : Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 18 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.

3.73m from Eccles.

53.53--2.38

Location : northbound at junction J2 for A666.

Lane Closures : Lane two is closed.

Reason : Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 18 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.

3.73m from Eccles.

53.53--2.38

Location : northbound between the M60 and junction J2 .

Lane Closures : Lane two is closed.

Reason : Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 18 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There is one of four lanes closed.

3.73m from Eccles.

53.53--2.38

Location : northbound between junction A666 and the A6053 .

Lane Closures : Lane two is closed.

Reason : Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 18 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.

3.46m from Bolton.

53.54--2.39

Location : northbound at junction J9 .

Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed.

Reason : Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 21 October 2018.

3.19m from Samlesbury.

53.72--2.63

Location : northbound between junction J9 and the M6 .

Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed.

Reason : Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 21 October 2018.

3.14m from Samlesbury.

53.72--2.63

Location : southbound entry slip at junction .

Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed.

Reason : Roadside drains works are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 August 2018 to 05:00 on 21 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.

3.4m from Bolton.

53.54--2.39

Location : southbound between junctions J6 and J5 .

Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed.

Reason : Road repairs are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 August 2018 to 00:01 on 23 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.

2.43m from Horwich.

53.57--2.53

Location : northbound between junctions J2 and A666 .

Reason : Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 09:00 on 22 August 2018 to 16:00 on 22 August 2018.

3.98m from Bolton.

53.53--2.39

Location : northbound between the M60 and junction J2 .

Reason : Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 09:00 on 22 August 2018 to 16:00 on 22 August 2018.

3.53m from Eccles.

53.53--2.37

Location : northbound at junction J2 for A666.

Reason : Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 09:00 on 22 August 2018 to 16:00 on 22 August 2018.

3.73m from Eccles.

53.53--2.38

Location : northbound at junction J2 from A580 to A666.

Reason : Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 09:00 on 22 August 2018 to 16:00 on 22 August 2018.

2.64m from Eccles.

53.51--2.37

Location : southbound exit slip at junction J1 to A580.

Reason : Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 09:00 on 21 August 2018 to 16:00 on 21 August 2018.

3.77m from Eccles.

53.53--2.38

Location : southbound between junctions J2 and J1 .

Reason : Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 09:00 on 21 August 2018 to 16:00 on 21 August 2018.

3.48m from Eccles.

53.53--2.37

Location : northbound between the M60 and junction J2 .

Reason : Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 09:00 on 21 August 2018 to 16:00 on 21 August 2018.

3.17m from Eccles.

53.53--2.36

Location : northbound entry slip at junction J1 from A580.

Reason : Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 09:00 on 21 August 2018 to 16:00 on 21 August 2018.

2.35m from Eccles.

53.51--2.36

Location : northbound between junctions J6 and J8 .

Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed.

Reason : Road repairs are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 August 2018 to 05:00 on 21 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.

2.59m from Horwich.

53.63--2.59

Location : northbound exit slip at junction J8 .

Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed.

Reason : Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:30 from 20 August 2018 to 23 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.

5.47m from Horwich.

53.67--2.62

Location : southbound between junctions J8 and J6 .

Reason : Barrier repairs are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 09:00 on 19 August 2018 to 17:00 on 19 August 2018.

0.89m from Horwich.

53.6--2.57

Location : southbound between junctions J2 and J1 .

Lane Closures : Lane four will be closed.

Reason : Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 23:59 on 18 August 2018 to 05:00 on 19 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.

3.74m from Eccles.

53.53--2.38

Location : southbound between junctions J2 and J1 .

Lane Closures : Lane four will be closed.

Reason : Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 August 2018 to 06:00 on 20 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.

3.74m from Eccles.

53.53--2.38

Location : northbound exit slip at junction J8 .

Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed.

Reason : Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 August 2018 to 06:00 on 21 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.

5.47m from Horwich.

53.67--2.62

Location : northbound between junctions J6 and J8 .

Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed.

Reason : Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 August 2018 to 06:00 on 21 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.

5.21m from Horwich.

53.66--2.62

Location : slip road to the M60 southbound .

Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed.

Reason : Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 20 August 2018 to 24 August 2018.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 28 August 2018 to 1 September 2018.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 3 September 2018 to 8 September 2018.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 10 September 2018 to 15 September 2018.

Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.

3.25m from Eccles.

53.53--2.36

Location : slip road to the M60 southbound .

Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed.

Reason : Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 20 August 2018 to 24 August 2018.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 28 August 2018 to 2 October 2018.

Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.

3.25m from Eccles.

53.53--2.36

Location : northbound entry slip at junction J1 from M60 anti-clockwise.

Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed.

Reason : Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 20 August 2018 to 22 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.

2.97m from Eccles.

53.52--2.35