M62 motorway

motorway in the United Kingdom

The M62 is a motorway in Northern England. It connects Liverpool and Manchester with Leeds and Hull. It is about 107 miles (172 km) long. Around seven miles of the motorway is shared with the M60.[2]

M62 shield

Lancashire-Yorkshire Motorway
Looking east at junction 22, the highest point on the English motorway network, from the Pennine Way
Route information
Part of E20 and E22
Maintained by
Highways England
Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Liverpool City Council
Length107 mi[1] (172 km)
7 miles (11 km) are part of the M60 motorway
HistoryOpened: 1960
Completed: 1976
Major junctions
West endKnotty Ash
J6 → M57 motorway

J10 → M6 motorway
J12 → M60 motorway/M602 motorway
J18 → M60 motorway/M66 motorway

J20 → A627(M) motorway

J26 → M606 motorway

J27 → M621 motorway

J29 → M1 motorway

J32a → A1(M) motorway

J35 → M18 motorway
East endNorth Cave
CountiesMerseyside, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire
Road network


M62 motorway junctions
mile km Westbound exits (B Carriageway) Junction Eastbound exits (A Carriageway)
No access (on-slip only) [coord 1] Knotty Ash, Childwall, Broadgreen  ,   A5080
Non-motorway traffic
End of motorway  
Road continues as
A5080 towards Liverpool
Start of motorway  
Knotty Ash, Huyton A5080 J5 Huyton A5080
7.9 12.7 Liverpool (S) &   A5300, Huyton A5080
Southport M57
J6 Prescot M57, Runcorn, M56 A5300
10.2 16.5 Widnes A557, Prescot A57, St. Helens A570 J7 St. Helens A570, Warrington A57, Widnes A557
Entering Merseyside Entering Cheshire
14.5 23.3 Warrington (West) (A574)
Burtonwood services
Warrington (West) (A574)
Burtonwood services
16.6 26.7 Warrington, Newton A49 J9 Warrington (Central), Newton A49
Start of variable speed limit  
18.1 29.1 Birmingham, Chester (M56) M6(S)
Preston M6(N)
[coord 2]
Preston M6(N)
Birmingham, Manchester (S) &   M6(S)
20.7 33.4 Warrington (East), Birchwood A574 J11 Warrington (East), Birchwood A574
End of variable speed limit  
Entering Cheshire Entering Greater Manchester
26.9 43.3 End of variable speed limit   J12
[coord 3]
Manchester   M60(S&E)
Manchester City Centre, Salford M602
Start of motorway Start of variable speed limit  
Concurrency with M60
35.1 56.5 Ring Road (E & S), Manchester (E & C), Manchester   M60(E)
Blackburn, Bury M66
[coord 4]
Start of motorway
37.8 60.9 Birch services Services Birch services
40.1 64.5 Middleton, Heywood A6046 J19 Middleton, Heywood A6046
42.5 68.4 Start of variable speed limit   J20 Rochdale, Oldham A627(M)
Rochdale, Oldham A627(M) End of variable speed limit  
43.7 70.3 Milnrow, Shaw (A640) J21 Milnrow, Shaw (A640)
Rakewood Viaduct
Entering Greater Manchester Entering West Yorkshire
46.8 75.4 Saddleworth A672 J22 Ripponden, Saddleworth A672, Sowerby Bridge (A58)
54.0 86.9 No access (on-slip only) J23 Huddersfield (West) A640
55.5 89.4 Huddersfield, Halifax A629 J24 Huddersfield, Halifax A629
59.1 95.2 End of variable speed limit   J25 Brighouse, Dewsbury A644
Huddersfield (A62), Brighouse A644 Start of variable speed limit  
60.6 97.7 Hartshead Moor services Services Hartshead Moor services
62.5 100.7 Halifax A58
Bradford M606
[coord 5]
Cleckheaton A638
Bradford, Leeds Bradford   M606
66.5 107.1 Batley A62 J27 Batley A62
Leeds M621
69.7 112.2 Leeds, Leeds/Bradford  , Dewsbury A653 J28 Dewsbury A653
72.3 116.5 The SOUTH M1(S)
Leeds (M621) M1(N)
[coord 6]
The NORTH, Leeds M1(N)
The SOUTH, Wakefield M1(S)
Start of variable speed limit   J30 Rothwell, Wakefield A642
Wakefield, Rothwell A642 End of variable speed limit  
77.7 125.2 Normanton, Castleford A655 J31 Castleford, Normanton A655
80.5 129.7 Pontefract, Castleford A639 J32 Pontefract, Castleford A639
The NORTH, Wetherby A1(M) J32A
[coord 7]
84.7 136.4 The SOUTH A1, Pontefract A645
Ferrybridge services
[coord 8]
Ferrybridge A162
Ferrybridge services
Entering West Yorkshire Entering North Yorkshire
Selby, Doncaster A19 J34 Selby, Doncaster A19
Entering North Yorkshire Entering East Riding of Yorkshire
The SOUTH, Doncaster M18, Scunthorpe, Humberside  , Doncaster Sheffield   (M180) J35 The SOUTH M18, Scunthorpe, Humberside  , Doncaster Sheffield   (M180)
Goole A614 J36 Goole A614
Ouse Bridge
Howden A614, Selby (A63) J37 Bridlington, York, Howden A614
Start of motorway   J38
[coord 9]
North Cave, Gilberdyke
Newport B1230
Non-motorway traffic
End of motorway  
Road continues as
A63 towards Hull
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Major incidentsEdit

In 1974, the Provisional Irish Republican Army bombed a coach, killing 12 people. In 2001, a car veered off the road onto a railway track, causing a train crash which killed 10 people.


  1. 53°24′22″N 2°53′46″W / 53.405977°N 2.896099°W / 53.405977; -2.896099 (Western end of the M62 Motorway): Western end of the M62 Motorway
  2. 53°25′34″N 2°33′22″W / 53.426024°N 2.55614°W / 53.426024; -2.55614 (M6/M62 interchange): M6/M62 interchange
  3. 53°29′15″N 2°22′36″W / 53.487591°N 2.3767°W / 53.487591; -2.3767 (Western end of M60/M62 concurrency): Western end of M60/M62 concurrency
  4. 53°32′59″N 2°15′38″W / 53.549801°N 2.26055°W / 53.549801; -2.26055 (Eastern end of M60/M62 concurrency): Eastern end of M60/M62 concurrency
  5. 53°44′12″N 1°43′34″W / 53.736671°N 1.726181°W / 53.736671; -1.726181 (M62/M606 interchange): M62/M606 interchange
  6. 53°43′51″N 1°30′43″W / 53.730811°N 1.511929°W / 53.730811; -1.511929 (M62/M1 interchange): M62/M1 interchange
  7. 53°42′40″N 1°17′27″W / 53.711174°N 1.290832°W / 53.711174; -1.290832 (M62/A1 interchange): M62/A1 interchange
  8. 53°41′45″N 1°16′03″W / 53.695714°N 1.267566°W / 53.695714; -1.267566 (M62:J33 and Ferrybridge Services): M62:J33 and Ferrybridge Services
  9. 53°46′16″N 0°41′07″W / 53.771087°N 0.685205°W / 53.771087; -0.685205 (Eastern end of the M62 Motorway): Eastern end of the M62 Motorway


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  2. "M62: Queens Drive to Eccles". The Motorway Archive. Archived from the original on 14 January 2009. Retrieved 19 May 2007.