Greater Manchester could soon be benefiting from a major transportation investment to ease congestion which has blighted commuters over recent years. The £19bn “Northern Corridor” proposal included in the recent Dft report aims to improve conditions on the M60 and leading for the M6 near Wigan.
Further infrastructure investment is essential to the continuing economic development of the region, the city and the Northern powerhouse objectives .
PLANS have been unveiled for several major new link roads costing up to nearly £19bn to ease congestion in Greater Manchester.The proposals are contained in the DfT report, named the Manchester North-West Quadrant Study. The new “Northern Corridor” proposal is in a report from the Department of Transport involves the M60 motorway, between junctions 8 at Stretford and 18 at Bury and the possibility of a new link road from the M6 junction at Orrell near Wigan to the M61 junction 5, at Westhoughton, near Bolton.