An MP is to raise concerns in Westminster over the mayhem that followed the lorry accident on the M62 this week.
The busy motorway was shut for almost 20 hours and thousands of drivers were caught up in massive traffic jams - with some on the motorway stretching back 19 miles to Brighouse from the crash site near Milnrow.
Mr McCartney is expected to speak about the matter in the House of Commons tomorrow.
He said: “I’m asking a question on Thursday about the impact of the M62 closing and the knock-on congestion that is caused.
“I think we need to look at more exits across that part of the M62 so that if there are closures people have the opportunity to make a quicker exit and find a different route.”
Meanwhile, the Highways Agency which dealt with the aftermath of the crash has revealed the strategic planning involved in clearing the situation.
The serious crash saw three people injured when a lorry crossed over onto the opposite carriageway at Milnrow and hit 10 other vehicles
The lorry driver is seriously ill in hospital with a head injury.
The motorway was closed for 20 hours while contractors relaid 800 square metres of carriageway and erected 300 metres of conventional steel barriers.
But the Highways Agency said a number of factors led to more protracted delays including diesel on the carriageway.
A Highways spokesman said: “Contractors at the collision site faced a number of challenges due to the nature of the incident and were engaged in assessing damage caused by the incident.
“There was a significant diesel spill and substantial damage to the central reservation barrier.
“During the course of the afternoon, contractors and vehicle recovery operators worked tirelessly at the scene with lift and recovery operations and also working to move the load of the stricken HGV.
“It was loaded with a consignment of 44 tonnes of butter which was melting to form a large amount of grease on the carriageway and furthermore the diesel spilt from the tanks had damaged the road surface. The spillage was significant and the carriageway damage was primarily on the westbound carriageway where the HGV had come to rest.”
But whilst contractors were tasked with clearing the aftermath, Highways Officers were tasked with assisting police with diversions.
The spokesman added: “The event had severely disrupted our customers in the north west and north east and also areas in the northern regions of the midlands affecting journeys to Manchester Airport for example.
“During the incident, bulletins were regularly sent out with images from the scene for our customers to evaluate the severity of the accident. There were dramatic increases in journey times which were in excess of two hours for our customers, prevalent throughout the day and evening. We would like to thank our customers for their patience on the day and contractors for their hard work in restoring the M62 to its normal condition.”