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M62 - Your Local History

A lot of finds were uncovered during the archaeological evaluation carried out for the M62 Junction 6 Improvement scheme so we thought it would be nice to provide an interactive website so you can see what we found.


Better information for your journey

The National Traffic Control Centre collects real-time information on road conditions

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Don't Cross or Walk Along Motorways

The Highways Agency aims to make more people aware of the dangers of walking or crossing our motorway. We have launched a poster and radio campaign aimed at 16-25yr olds. Hopefully with our hard hitting posters, our message will come across.

Educating tomorrow's drivers

See how we are driving through key messages about safety on our network for the drivers of tomorrow.

Meet the Ancestors

Find out about the history of roads and the work the Agency does to preserve archaeological remains.

See when traffic will be lightest

Our traffic forecaster can help get you there quicker

Hi-Tech road information

Hi-Tech road information

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The Highways Agency is responsible for the maintenance, operation and improvement of England's motorways and trunk roads, a network of 4,500 miles.

The Agency is delivering a better-than-ever service to customers by harnessing the benefits of Traffic Officers on the road, new traffic management systems, better information about road conditions and our traditional engineering expertise.

We use the latest technology to monitor traffic flows on the network and direct and manage traffic more effectively.

This short video tells you more. For more details, read our information leaflet (608KB PDF).

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