This stretch of the M60 is one of the busiest sections of motorway in the country.

Independent highways studies have identified significant benefits to providing an additional road link between the A57 and the Bridgewater Circle next to intu Trafford Centre, including an additional crossing over the Manchester Ship Canal. The new dual carriageway will run adjacent to the AJ Bell Stadium, and will relieve traffic congestion on the A57 through Peel Green and on the Barton high level bridge.