MOTORISTS are likely to face travel disruption when a smart motorway project begins this weekend.

Work will start on the M62, close to the Eccles interchange, as part of the project, which will see an extra lane added in each direction.

Temporary narrow lanes will begin to be introduced from Saturday to allow contractors to work at the side of the motorway. A 50mph speed limit will be in place.

In order for the work to be carried out, overnight closures will also be in place between junctions 11 and 12 from Saturday.

They are expected to last for about 12 nights, between 10pm and 6am.

Diversions will be in place.