MOTORISTS are set to face more traffic chaos with a raft of roadworks due to take place across the region this month.

Large scale works are due to begin or continue on a number of motorway sections and busy main roads in the North West in the coming weeks.

Overnight resurfacing work is taking place on the M60 between junctions 8 and 18, and will not be completed until the winter.

Parts of the motorway will be closed between 10pm and 5am, Monday to Friday, with clearly-signed diversions in place.

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Further along the M60 improvement work is being carried out on the Brinnington Road bridge between junctions 26 and 27 ­— due to be completed in November.

No work will take place on the motorway, but temporary traffic lights will be in place on the bridge.

Goyt Road will also be closed at the junction with Brinnington Road for safety reasons, with localised signed diversion routes.

On the M62 upgrades to smart motorway are taking place at junctions 10 to 12 between Warrington and Eccles.

Due to be completed in 2020 the work includes converting the hard shoulder to an extra lane and introducing new variable speed limits.

Narrow lanes and a temporary 50mph speed limit are in place for the safety of drivers and workers.

Several scheme are being carried out on the M6 including upgrades to smart motorway between junctions 16 and 19, similar to that on the M62, with 50mph speed limits and narrow lanes in place until spring.

Maintenance and repair work to Swineyard Lane bridge over the M6 at junction 20 near Sworton Heath, Lymm, will be carried out; and there will be occasional work at junction 19 ahead of major improvements.

Some overnight slip road and lane closures will also be in place at junction 40 to resurface and paint road markings.

This will be carried out from 8pm to 6am and is due to be completed by the end of October.

On the M56 upgrades to safety barriers and drainage are taking place on junctions 1 to 4.

This will require temporary narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limits, as well as some overnight lane and carriageway closures, until the autumn.

There will also be disruption at junctions 11 and 12 with temporary narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit in place under the A533 Expressway for bridge maintenance.

A £3 million construction scheme at Switch Island on the M57 and M58 will get underway overnight, and is due to be completed by the winter.

On the M65 work has started on a two part £350,000 project at junctions 1 to 4.

The westbound carriageway will be totally closed from 10pm on October 12 until 5am on October 15, but a diversion will be in place ­— leaving the motorway at the exit slip road and rejoining it via the entry slip road.

Finally weekend closures will be in place on seven sections of the A66 Eden Valley between Penrith and Brough.

The road will be closed from 10pm on each Friday night until 3am on Monday mornings.

The scheme is due to be completed by October 22.

Highways England said: "All our improvement work is carried out with the aim or causing as little disruption as possible."