M61 Traffic News. Live Roadworks, Accidents and Delays

The M61 is a major motorway in the North West of England. It connects Manchester, Bolton, Preston, and Chorley. Traffic on the M61 can be heavy, especially during rush hour.

Latest M61 Motorway Congestion Reports

This website provides live updates on traffic conditions on the M61, including roadworks, accidents, and delays.

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Northbound M61 Roadworks and Delays

  • link road from M60 J15 anti-clockwise to M61 J1 | Northbound | Road Works | Salford District

    Location : The M61 northbound entry slip at junction J1 from M60 anti-clockwise. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 18 July 2024 to 05:00 on 19 July 2024. Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 July 2024 to 06:00 on 20 July 2024. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
    M61 Salford District Live Traffic News
    Fri, 19 Jul 2024 02:38:52 GMT
  • M61 northbound between J5 and J6 | Northbound | Road Works | Bolton District

    Location : The M61 northbound between junctions J5 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 July 2024 to 05:00 on 26 July 2024. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
    M61 Bolton District Live Traffic News
    Thu, 18 Jul 2024 20:16:29 GMT
  • M61 northbound between J4 and J5 | Northbound | Road Works | Bolton District

    Location : The M61 northbound between junctions J4 and J5 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 30 July 2024.
    M61 Bolton District Live Traffic News
    Thu, 18 Jul 2024 16:32:00 GMT
  • M61 J9 northbound exit | Northbound | Road Works | Lancashire

    Location : The M61 northbound exit slip at junction J9 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 July 2024 to 26 July 2024. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
    M61 Lancashire Live Traffic News
    Thu, 18 Jul 2024 11:22:28 GMT
  • M61 northbound between J8 and J9 | Northbound | Road Works | Lancashire

    Location : The M61 northbound between junctions J8 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 24 July 2024 to 06:00 on 25 July 2024. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
    M61 Lancashire Live Traffic News
    Thu, 18 Jul 2024 11:22:28 GMT
  • M61 northbound between J9 and M6 | Northbound | Road Works | Lancashire

    Location : The M61 northbound between junction J9 and the M6 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 24 July 2024 to 06:00 on 25 July 2024. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
    M61 Lancashire Live Traffic News
    Thu, 18 Jul 2024 11:22:28 GMT
  • M61 northbound between J9 and M6 | Northbound | Road Works | Lancashire

    Location : The M61 northbound between junction J8 and the M6 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 24 July 2024 to 06:00 on 26 July 2024.
    M61 Lancashire Live Traffic News
    Thu, 18 Jul 2024 11:22:27 GMT
  • M61 northbound between J6 and J8 | Northbound | Road Works | Lancashire

    Location : The M61 northbound between junctions J6 and J8 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 22 July 2024 to 05:00 on 23 July 2024. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
    M61 Lancashire Live Traffic News
    Tue, 16 Jul 2024 14:51:21 GMT
  • M61 northbound between J2 and J4 | Northbound | Road Works | Salford District

    Location : The M61 northbound between junctions J2 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 20 July 2024 to 22 July 2024. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
    M61 Salford District Live Traffic News
    Tue, 16 Jul 2024 08:21:18 GMT
  • M61 northbound within J9 | Northbound | Road Works | Lancashire

    Location : The M61 northbound at junction J9 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 July 2024 to 06:00 on 24 July 2024. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
    M61 Lancashire Live Traffic News
    Mon, 15 Jul 2024 22:41:36 GMT
  • M61 J9 northbound exit | Northbound | Road Works | Lancashire

    Location : The M61 northbound exit slip at junction J9 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 22 July 2024 to 24 July 2024. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
    M61 Lancashire Live Traffic News
    Mon, 15 Jul 2024 22:41:36 GMT
  • M61 northbound between J8 and J9 | Northbound | Road Works | Lancashire

    Location : The M61 northbound between junctions J8 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 July 2024 to 06:00 on 23 July 2024. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
    M61 Lancashire Live Traffic News
    Mon, 15 Jul 2024 22:41:36 GMT
  • M61 northbound between J8 and J9 | Northbound | Road Works | Lancashire

    Location : The M61 northbound between junctions J8 and J9 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 July 2024 to 06:00 on 24 July 2024. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
    M61 Lancashire Live Traffic News
    Mon, 15 Jul 2024 22:41:36 GMT
  • M61 northbound within J9 | Northbound | Road Works | Lancashire

    Location : The M61 northbound between junctions J8 and J9 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 July 2024 to 06:00 on 24 July 2024.
    M61 Lancashire Live Traffic News
    Mon, 15 Jul 2024 22:41:36 GMT
  • M61 northbound between J5 and J6 | Northbound | Road Works | Bolton District

    Location : The M61 northbound between junctions J4 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 July 2024 to 05:00 on 22 July 2024. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
    M61 Bolton District Live Traffic News
    Mon, 15 Jul 2024 22:41:36 GMT
  • link road from M60 J15 anti-clockwise to M61 J1 | Northbound | Road Works | Salford District

    Location : The M61 northbound entry slip at junction J1 from M60 anti-clockwise. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 27 July 2024.
    M61 Salford District Live Traffic News
    Mon, 15 Jul 2024 22:41:36 GMT
  • M61 northbound between J8 and J9 | Northbound | Road Works | Lancashire

    Location : The M61 northbound between junctions J2 and J9 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 31 March 2026.
    M61 Lancashire Live Traffic News
    Mon, 15 Jul 2024 22:41:36 GMT
  • M61 northbound between J9 and M6 | Northbound | Road Works | Lancashire

    Location : The M61 northbound between junction J9 and the M6 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 31 March 2026.
    M61 Lancashire Live Traffic News
    Mon, 15 Jul 2024 22:41:36 GMT
  • M61 northbound between J1 and J2 | Northbound | Road Works | Salford District

    Location : The M61 northbound between the M60 and junction J2 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 15 November 2024.
    M61 Salford District Live Traffic News
    Mon, 15 Jul 2024 22:41:36 GMT
  • M61 northbound between J1 and J2 | Northbound | Road Works | Salford District

    Location : The M61 northbound between the M60 and junction J2 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 25 July 2024.
    M61 Salford District Live Traffic News
    Mon, 15 Jul 2024 22:41:36 GMT
  • link road from M60 J15 anti-clockwise to M61 J1 | Northbound | Road Works | Salford District

    Location : The M61 northbound entry slip at junction J1 from M60 anti-clockwise. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 15 November 2024.
    M61 Salford District Live Traffic News
    Mon, 15 Jul 2024 22:41:36 GMT
  • link road from A580 to M61 northbound at J2 | Northbound | Road Works | Salford District

    Location : The M61 northbound entry slip at junction J2 from A580. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 31 March 2026.
    M61 Salford District Live Traffic News
    Mon, 15 Jul 2024 22:41:36 GMT

Southbound M61 Delays and Roadworks

  • link road from M61 J1 to M60 J15 anti-clockwise | Southbound | Road Works | Salford District

    Location : The M61 slip road to the M60 southbound . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 18 July 2024 to 20 July 2024. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 22 July 2024 to 26 July 2024. Schedule : From 23:30 on 26 July 2024 to 06:00 on 27 July 2024. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
    M61 Salford District Live Traffic News
    Fri, 19 Jul 2024 03:21:06 GMT
  • M61 southbound between J6 and J5 | Southbound | Road Works | Bolton District

    Location : The M61 southbound between junctions J6 and J5 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 July 2024 to 05:00 on 26 July 2024. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
    M61 Bolton District Live Traffic News
    Thu, 18 Jul 2024 20:16:29 GMT
  • M61 southbound between J2 and J1 | Southbound | Road Works | Salford District

    Location : The M61 southbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 19 July 2024. Lanes Closed : There are two of four lanes closed.
    M61 Salford District Live Traffic News
    Thu, 18 Jul 2024 20:05:21 GMT
  • link road from A666 for M60 J15 within M61 J2 | Southbound | Road Works | Bolton District

    Location : The M61 southbound at junction J2 from A666 to M60. Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 19 July 2024. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
    M61 Bolton District Live Traffic News
    Thu, 18 Jul 2024 20:05:21 GMT
  • link road from M61 J1 to M60 J15 anti-clockwise | Southbound | Road Works | Salford District

    Location : The M61 southbound between junction J2 from A666 to M60 and the M60 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:04 on 18 July 2024 to 06:00 on 27 July 2024.
    M61 Salford District Live Traffic News
    Thu, 18 Jul 2024 20:05:20 GMT
  • M61 southbound between M6 and J9 | Southbound | Road Works | Lancashire

    Location : The M61 southbound between the M6 and junction J9 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 31 March 2026.
    M61 Lancashire Live Traffic News
    Thu, 18 Jul 2024 16:50:24 GMT
  • M61 southbound between J8 and J6 | Southbound | Road Works | Bolton District

    Location : The M61 southbound between junctions J8 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 23 July 2024 to 25 July 2024. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
    M61 Bolton District Live Traffic News
    Wed, 17 Jul 2024 15:21:52 GMT
  • M61 southbound between J4 and J3 | Southbound | Road Works | Bolton District

    Location : The M61 southbound between junctions J4 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 20 July 2024 to 22 July 2024. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
    M61 Bolton District Live Traffic News
    Tue, 16 Jul 2024 08:11:57 GMT
  • link road from M61 southbound for M60 J14 within M61 J2 | Southbound | Road Works | Bolton District

    Location : The M61 southbound exit slip at junction J1 to A580. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 31 March 2026.
    M61 Bolton District Live Traffic News
    Mon, 15 Jul 2024 22:41:36 GMT
  • M61 southbound between J3 and J2 from M61 | Southbound | Road Works | Bolton District

    Location : The M61 southbound between junctions J3 and J2 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 31 August 2024.
    M61 Bolton District Live Traffic News
    Mon, 15 Jul 2024 22:41:36 GMT
  • M61 southbound between J3 and J2 from M61 | Southbound | Road Works | Bolton District

    Location : The M61 southbound between the M6 and junction J2 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 31 March 2026.
    M61 Bolton District Live Traffic News
    Mon, 15 Jul 2024 22:41:36 GMT
  • M61 southbound between J8 and J6 | Southbound | Road Works | Lancashire

    Location : The M61 southbound between junctions J8 and J6 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 31 July 2024.
    M61 Lancashire Live Traffic News
    Mon, 15 Jul 2024 22:41:36 GMT
  • link road from M61 J1 to M60 J15 anti-clockwise | Southbound | Road Works | Salford District

    Location : The M61 slip road to the M60 southbound . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 July 2024 to 05:00 on 21 July 2024. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
    M61 Salford District Live Traffic News
    Mon, 15 Jul 2024 22:41:36 GMT
  • M61 southbound between J2 and J1 | Southbound | Road Works | Salford District

    Location : The M61 southbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 July 2024 to 05:00 on 21 July 2024. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
    M61 Salford District Live Traffic News
    Mon, 15 Jul 2024 22:41:36 GMT

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5 thoughts on “M61 Traffic News. Live Roadworks, Accidents and Delays”

  1. Hi,

    States for M61 motorway “No Reported Congestion” well I am stuck in standstill traffic for over 90 minutes and still counting.

    Please update!

    Thanks

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