Drivers are being warned to expect extra delays on the motorways around Salford next week with parts of the M60 and M62 closed overnight.
Highways workers will shut sections of the motorways to install temporary lanes between Junction 15 for the Swinton M61 Interchange, and Junction 18 at Simister Island.
The work is ongoing as part of a £202 million project to convert the M60 into a ‘smart motorway’.
In July 2015 Highways England started to demolish 100-tonne steel gantries between Worsley and the M602 at Eccles to install new variable speed limit electronic signs.
But the summer works came under fire when it was revealed to SalfordOnline.com that residents were forced to move out of their homes because of the noisy cutting work going on until 3am every night.
This new tranche of work will start on Saturday 9 January.
Closures starting this weekend between 10pm and 6am
** Saturday 9 January: M62 closed overnight in both directions between Junction 19 for Middleton and 20 for Blackley.
** Monday 11 January: M60 anticlockwise closed overnight between Junction 18 at Simister Island and 17 at Prestwich.
** Tuesday 12 January: M60 anticlockwise closed overnight between Junction 17 at Prestwich and Junction 14 for the A580 East Lancs.
** Wednesday 13 January: M60 clockwise closed overnight between Junction 14 for the A580 and Junction 17 at Prestwich.
** Thursday 14 January: M60 clockwise closed overnight between Junction 17 at Prestwich and Junction 18 at Simister Island.
** Saturday 16 January: M62 closed overnight in both directions between Junction 19 for Middleton and 20 for Blackley.
Diversions will be in place.
Highways England’s project manager, Paul Hampson, said: “We’re doing everything we can to keep disruption to a minimum by closing short stretches of the motorway overnight when traffic levels are at their lowest.
“The narrow lanes will allow us to keep four lanes open in each direction without the need for lane closures.
“They’ll be clearly-signed diversions in place when sections of the motorway are closed and we’re encouraging drivers who intend to travel overnight to plan their journeys in advance.”