Work on the £38m improvement scheme for the M62 Junction 6 at Tarbock Island, south of Liverpool, moved a step closer to completion today with the opening to traffic of a key section of the project.
Traffic started using the new free-flow link road between the M57 and the M62 eastbound this morning. The new free-flow lane from the M62 westbound to the M57 is expected to be ready in December.
The Tarbock Island junction links the M62 with the M57 and the A5300 and is used by more than 113,000 vehicles a day.
Contractors Laing O'Rourke started work in May 2006. Construction work has been carried out on land alongside the existing roundabout and motorways, limiting any delays to road-users. The junction is a gateway to Liverpool docks and airport as well as Merseyside's strategic investment areas.