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M60 motorway
Manchester Outer Ring Road
Looking south at Cutler Hill near Failsworth
Route information
Part of E20 and E22
Maintained by Highways England
Length 36 mi (58 km)
7 miles (11 km) are concurrent with the M62 motorway
Existed 1998–present
History Opened: 1960 (as M62), 1971 (Middleton Link), 1974 (as M63)
Renumbered: 1998
Completed: 2000
Major junctions
Orbital around Manchester
J4 → M56 motorway

J12 → M62 motorway/M602 motorway

J15 → M61 motorway
J18 → M62 motorway/M66 motorway

J24 → M67 motorway
Counties: Greater Manchester
Manchester, Stockport, Trafford Park, Ashton-under-Lyne, Oldham
Road network
  • Roads in the United Kingdom
M58 M61

The M60, also called the Manchester Ring Motorway or the Manchester Outer Ring Road, is a motorway. It is a ring road around Manchester, England, as well as other towns nearby. The M60 is about 36 miles (58 km) long. The M60 was created in 2000 by using old parts of the M62, M66, and all of the M63.


M60 motorway junctions
mile km Anti-clockwise exits (B Carriageway) Junction Clockwise exits (A Carriageway)
0.0 0.0 Stockport (West & Centre) A5145 J1 Stockport (West) A5145
1.5 2.4 Cheadle A560 J2 No access (on-slip only)
Cheadle, Wilmslow A34 J3 Cheadle, Wilmslow A34
No access (on-slip only) J4 Chester, Warrington, Manchester Airport interchange, Birmingham (M6) M56
4.5 7.3 Chester, Manchester Airport interchange, Birmingham (M6) A5103 (M56) J5 Manchester (C), Didsbury A5103
6.0 9.7 Sale A6144 J6 Sale A6144
6.8 10.9 Manchester (C), Stretford, Altrincham A56 J7 Altrincham, Manchester (C), Stretford A56
7.5 12.0 End of variable speed limit UK traffic sign 671.svg J8 Carrington A6144
Carrington A6144 Start of variable speed limit UK traffic sign 879.svg
9.3 15.0 Trafford Park, Trafford Centre A5081 J9 Urmston B5158, Trafford Park A5081
10.3 16.5 Trafford Park, Urmston B5214 J10 Trafford Park B5214
11.4 18.4 Eccles, Irlam A57 J11 Irlam, Eccles A57
12.2 19.7 Manchester (C), Salford M602
(M6), Liverpool M62
J12 Liverpool, Warrington M62
Manchester (C), Salford M602
13.0 21.0 Swinton A572, Worsley A575 J13 Worsley, Leigh A575, Swinton A572
14.1 22.7 St. Helens, Leigh A580 J14 No access (on-slip only)
(M6 North), Preston, Wigan, Bolton M61 J15 Preston, Wigan, Bolton M61
16.3 26.2 Salford, Kearsley A666 J16 No access (on-slip only)
18.5 29.7 Manchester City Centre, Prestwich, Whitefield A56 J17 Whitefield, Prestwich A56
19.8 31.8 Start of variable speed limit UK traffic sign 879.svg J18
UK traffic sign 543.svg
Burnley, Bury M66
Leeds, Huddersfield M62
Leeds M62
Bury, Burnley, Blackburn M66
End of variable speed limit UK traffic sign 671.svg
21.0 33.8 Middleton A576 J19 Manchester City Centre, Middleton A576
22.6 36.4 No access (on-slip only) J20 Middleton, Blackley A664
24.7 39.8 Rochdale, (A627(M)), Chadderton (A663) J21 Manchester City Centre, Chadderton (A663)
26.3 42.3 Manchester City Centre, Oldham A62 J22 Oldham A62
28.6 46.0 Ashton-under-Lyne A6140 J23 Ashton-under-Lyne A635
30.6 49.3 Manchester City Centre, Denton A57, Hyde, Sheffield (M67) J24 Denton A57, Hyde, Sheffield (M67)
Manchester City Centre A57
Bredbury A560 J25 Bredbury A560
No access J26 Stockport (E&C) A560
Stockport (East) A560 J27 No access (on-slip only)
36.1 58.1 Motorway continues to J1

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