Chain Bar Roadworks: To March 2016

Roadworks are underway on the M62 Chain Bar roundabout (junction 26) and will continue for the next 40 weeks.

Disruption in the short-term is inevitable but the aim of the activity is to assist traffic flow and reduce congestion.

NOTE: This is NOT part of the scheme to provide a direct link between the M62 west-bound and the M606 north-bound.  This will follow later.

Main aspects of the work are as follows:

What is happening?

– To improve the M62 Junction 26 chain bar roundabout.


11 May 2015 to March 2016.

Why and at what cost?

– To improve traffic flow and reduce congestion and delays.

– Approx £5.6m.

How will it be carried out?

– Widening the roundabout running lanes from 3 to 4 to improve capacity

– Improve traffic signal configuration to improve flows

– Provide new lane markings and signs to make driving around the roundabout safer

What benefits?

– Improve safety and traffic flows, reduce potential delays.

– New signals and improved signing and lining to make driving safer and easier.

For more info and to get email alerts, visit the Highways England website here.