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 J18 and J19, expect delays of up to 10 mins at peak times due to carriageway resurfacing closing two lanes, from 9 pm on 4 October 2015 to 6 am on 5 October 2015.[View Traffic England page...]
On the M62 eastbound at junction J32, expect delays of up to 10 mins at peak times due to roadworks closing three lanes, between 9 pm and 5:30 am, from 28 September 2015 to 7 October 2015.[View Traffic England page...]
M62 Road Projects
We are improving the M62 junction 26 chain bar roundabout.[View road project page...]
We plan to provide CCTV coverage of the M62 Junction 6[View road project page...]
We have improved the M62 at junction 31 near Normanton[View road project page...]
We have improved the provision of traffic technology at Langham Interchange between the M62 at junction 35 and the M18 near Goole.[View road project page...]
We have improved the M62 between junction 30 (Rothwell) and junction 32 (Castleford) in West Yorkshire[View road project page...]