Barbara has welcomed the news that the Highways Agency is shelving proposals to widen the M60 between Junctions 8 and 18. Barbara has campaigned from the start against proposals for “Lane Gain” or hard-shoulder running on the M60 near Worsley and Barton.
The Highways Agency is now consulting only on an option to introduce variable mandatory speed limits on the M60 between junctions 8 and 18.
“I welcome the fact that the Highways Agency’s own environmental assessment concluded that widening the motorway would result in an increase in traffic which would have a detrimental effect on air quality.
“I have campaigned from the start against proposals to widen the M60 around Worsley and Barton. We already suffer from poor air quality in these areas due to the pollution from traffic on the M60 and the M602. I am very pleased that this has been acknowledged and that our local campaign against “Lane Gain” or widening proposals has won the day.”