Work starts on £9.5m M62 Warrington improvements

A £9.5m safety improvement scheme has started on a major motorway intersection in Cheshire.

Work started earlier at the Croft Interchange near Warrington on concrete central reservation safety barriers and extra slip road lanes.

Lighting will be moved from the central reservation to the verges, which will also have safety barriers.

The work, which is expected to last six months, will take place between junctions nine and 10 on the M62.

Matt Sweeting, the Highways Agency's regional asset delivery manager, said, "This is a significant investment in this key part of the local motorway network which will improve safety, reduce maintenance visits and associated disruption for drivers and deliver safer, smoother and more reliable journeys for commuters and other users of the motorway."

The roadworks will see day and night lane one and hard shoulder closures and a 50mph speed limit and narrowed lanes in places.

Some overnight closures of the main motorway carriageway as well as slip roads and the link roads with the M6 will also be needed, said the Highways Agency.

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