The M60 is:
- The first three digits of a Manchester city centre postcode (the Castlefield area);
- An orbital motorway surrounding Greater Manchester which took 30 years to complete.
The name of this blog ‘East of the M60’, as well as being the official blog of Stuart Vallantine, refers to the area east of the motorway. As well as my personal thoughts, any news and views will be relevant to that area. This means links to local newspapers and the odd local issues.
The area, east of the M60 refers to the section between Prestwich (M62/M66/M60 interchange) and Denshaw in the north, to the Traveller’s Call pub in Bredbury to Glossop. On odd occasions, we may wander into Buxton or central Manchester, as both places are within the EM60 travel-to-work area.
The motorway itself is an aggregation of three different motorways, the M62, M63 and the M66, which was amalgamated and reopened as the M60 in October 1999. The last section, between Hollinwood and Ashton-under-Lyne opened in October 2000.
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