M60/M62/M66 Heaton Interchange

Heaton Interchange
Heaton Interchange

Looking south with Heaton Park Reservoir visible in the top right of shot and Manchester City Centre further afield.

Heaton Park Reservoir
Heaton Park Reservoir

Heaton Park Reservoir looking towards the northwest. The motorway on the right is the M60 running south to north towards Heaton Interchange.

Heaton Interchange
Heaton Interchange

Looking north from overhead Heaton Park Reservoir. Heaton Interchange visible with all four carriageways joining. To the right is the village of Simister and on the left is the town of Whitefield.

Heaton Interchange
Heaton Interchange

Looking south with Heaton Park Reservoir visible in the top right of shot and Manchester City Centre further afield.

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M60/M62/M66 HEATON INTERCHANGESituated underneath Manchester CTA-5, M60/M62/M66 Heaton Interchange is a very busy motorway junction which joins three major motorways in the Greater Manchester area. It is easily identifiable due to unique local features. The junction is a 4 way motorway junction.

Immediately to the north runs the M66 motorway which is orientated in a north to south direction. The town of Bury sits at the next junction along the M66 which is junction 2.

To the east lies the small village of Simister which is flanked by the M62 and M60 motorways. Further east lie the larger towns of Middleton, Langley and Stanycliffe.

To the west is the large town of Whitefield. This town lies to the north of the M60 motorway which runs westbound from Heaton Interchange.

To the south is Heaton Park which is home to a large reservoir and communications tower. This reservoir is situated alongside a golf course which in turn is flanked by the M60 motorway.

 

BASE OF CONTROLLED AIRSPACE - 2000ft Manchester QNH.

HELPFUL HINT - If following the M62 to the southwest plan to descend in good time before reaching Heaton Interchange. This will ensure you do not infringe the base of controlled airspace which changes from 3500ft to 2500ft and then 2000ft in just a few miles.