M62 to close overnight this weekend

THE second of a series of weekend overnight closures on the M62 will take place on Saturday as part of the construction of the area’s managed motorway scheme.

The current phase of work to install overhead gantries will see the motorway closed in both directions from 8pm on Saturday until 8am on Sunday between Junction 27 (Gildersome) and 28 (Tingley).

A clearly signed diversion route will operate via the A650 but drivers are being advised to allow more time for their journeys.

Further weekend overnight closures are scheduled between junctions 25 (Brighouse) and 30 (Rothwell) until November.

Work to convert the M62 to a managed motorway started in October and the scheme is scheduled to open to traffic in 2013-14.