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The M602 motorway is a relatively short motorway, leading traffic into Salford, Greater Manchester, England, towards Manchester and by-passing the suburban town of Eccles.

M602 shield

Route information
Length4.0 mi (6.4 km)
HistoryConstructed 1971–82
Major junctions
 Junction 1.svg UK-Motorway-M60.svg
J1 → M60 motorway
Junction 1.svg UK-Motorway-M62.svg
J1 → M62 motorway
Road network

The motorway itself was originally intended to be a part of a bigger scheme, the South Lancashire Motorway. To be designated M52, the route would link Liverpool and Manchester, and would be built to provide links to the growing UK motorway network.[1][2]

However, at the same time, the M62 was being extended north and east of Worsley, around the north of Manchester, and on to Yorkshire, to form part of the Trans-Pennine Motorway route. This would be an upgraded version to the original plan of the East Lancashire Road, the A580, but would link onto the existing route at Worsley. It was decided that the Trans-Pennine Motorway be extended to Liverpool too, to provide a cross-country trunk route. The M62 was re-coursed to run via the route of the M52 between Worsley and Liverpool. That left a short stump of motorway between the M62 and Salford, which was initially renumbered M64 and then became the M602.[3] The southern end of the M62 between Worsley and Stretford became the M63.

List of junctionsEdit

Data from driver location signs are used to provide distance and carriageway identifier information.[4]

M602 motorway
mile km Westbound exits (B carriageway) Junction Eastbound exits (A carriageway)
0.0 0.0 M60 Sale, Stockport, Manchester Airport
M60 towards Bolton (M61), Bury (M66), Leeds (M62)
M62 towards Liverpool, Birmingham (M6)
J1 Start of motorway
2.0 3.2 A576 Eccles, Salford Royal, Trafford Park J2 A576 Eccles, Salford Royal, Trafford Park
4.3 6.9 Start of motorway J3 Terminus Road continues as A57


  1. ^ CBRD Motorway Database: M602
  2. ^ Pathetic Motorways: M52
  3. ^ Pathetic Motorways: M64 Eccles Bypass
  4. ^ "Traffic England Live Traffic Condition Map". Locations extracted from Traffic Camera Popup. Highways Agency. Archived from the original on 10 February 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2009. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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