Area Description: Area 10 covers approximately 2770 lane miles of
motorway and trunk road through Cheshire, Greater
Manchester, Lancashire (south of Preston) and
Area 10 features the M6 which links the Midlands to
the North and the M60 (Manchester ring road), the
M62 Trans-Pennine link and a number of other
strategic roads that link the various large towns in
the area and the border with Wales.
Area 10 has two major bridge structures — Thelwall Viaduct carries the M6, between junction 20 and
junction 21, over the Manchester Ship Canal and
River Mersey. Barton High Level Bridge carries the
M60, between junction 10 and junction 11, over the
Manchester Ship Canal.