The 95.1-mile long M62 motorway crosses the Pennines and connects Liverpool to Hull via Manchester and Leeds.
It was completed in 1976 and includes the highest point of the country’s motorway network where it crosses Saddleworth Moor at 1442 ft above sea level.
Near to the highest point is the landmark Stott Hall Farm which is situated in between the M62s east and westbound carriageways. The farm remains due to the geography of the surrounding land which means the westbound carriageway had to be constructed higher than the eastbound.
M62 Traffic Information
On the M62 eastbound between junctions J31 and J32, there are currently delays of 10 mins due to roadworks . Expect disruption until 11:59 pm on 11 May 2015.[View Traffic England page...]
On the M62 eastbound between junctions J31 and J32, expect delays of up to 10 mins at peak times due to roadworks , from 12:04 am on 1 May 2013 to 11:59 pm on 11 May 2015.[View Traffic England page...]
M62 Road Projects
We plan to resurface the M62 and A63 along large sections of the road between Goole and Hull[View road project page...]
Resurfacing works on the M62 between junctions 11 and 12.[View road project page...]
We plan to provide CCTV coverage of the M62 Junction 6[View road project page...]
We are improving the M62 at junction 31 near Normanton[View road project page...]
We are improving the provision of traffic technology at Langham Interchange between the M62 at junction 35 and the M18 near Goole.[View road project page...]