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M61 motorway
Route information
Length 22.3694 mi (36.0001 km)
Existed 1969–present
History Constructed 1969–1970
Major junctions
South end Worsley
  Junction 1.svg UK-Motorway-M60.svg
J1 → M60 motorway
Junction 9.svg UK-Motorway-M65.svg
J9 → M65 motorway
M6 motorway
North end Preston
Manchester, Bolton, Wigan, Chorley, Preston, Southport
Road network
  • Roads in the United Kingdom
M60 M62

The M61 is a motorway in North West England. It links Manchester with the M6 and M65 near Preston and Blackburn. It also passes Bolton.


M61 motorway
mile km Northbound exits Junction Southbound exits
The LAKES, Preston, Lancashire, Lancaster, Blackpool (M55), M6 M6 J30 Start of motorway
20.6 33.2 Blackburn, Burnley, Preston (South) M65 J9 Blackburn, Burnley M65
16.7 27.0 Chorley, Leyland, Southport A674 (A6) J8 Chorley A674


Rivington services Services Rivington services
9.6 15.4 Horwich
Chorley A6027 (A6)
J6 Bolton (North),
Horwich A6027
7.0 11.2 Wigan, Bolton, Westhoughton A58 J5 Bolton, Westhoughton A58
5.1 8.2 Atherton, Leigh A6 J4 Walkden A6
2.8 4.5 Bolton (A666) J3 A6053 Farnworth A666 Kearsley
Start of motorway J2 Salford, Manchester City Centre (A580)
Bolton (A666) (not part of motorway) J1 Oldham, Rochdale M60 (East)
Leeds (M62)
Salford, Sale M60 (South)
Manchester Airport (M56)

(not part of motorway)

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