Our 530-mile network in the North West stretches from the city of Carlisle to the edges of the Peak District. It’s one of the most diverse areas of motorways and major A-roads in the country to maintain and keep moving.


The region is home to economic powerhouses such as Manchester and Liverpool, major international airports and big shopping centres like the Trafford Centre and Cheshire Oaks. We provide links to some of world’s most successful sports teams and help fans get safely to and from matches every week. 

We also support local tourism, connecting the millions of holiday makers who travel across the country to visit hotspots like the Lake District and Blackpool every year. 

We're looking at ways to increase capacity and improve connections, from the northern gateway to the Pennines. Jobs and businesses rely on our roads to keep the local economy running, whether through ports in Merseyside and Lancashire or keeping shop shelves stocked in Stockport.  

Innovation has played a key part of the region’s history since the Preston Bypass, the UK's first motorway. We continue that tradition by using the latest technology to improve journeys and connect our cities, towns and villages.

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