DRIVERS face more than seven weeks of motorway misery on the M62.
The Highways Agency confirmed last night that resurfacing of the westbound carriageway will last until December 3.
The work started last night and will cover the stretch from Windy Hill, at Junction 22 high above Huddersfield, to Junction 18 at Simister Island, close to the junction with the M60.
The work will be done overnight between 10pm and 5am to try to reduce congestion.
But speed limits will be cut to 50mph while the work is going on and at some points only the hard shoulder will be available to traffic.
The work will also mean that sliproads at junctions between 22 and 18 will be closed at some points.
And Birch Services will be shut down on some nights.
The work entails resurfacing and the renewal of road markings.
Highways Agency spokesman Jakub Malaj said: “It is vital that routine, maintenance of this busy part of the regional motorway network goes ahead to ensure that drivers can continue to enjoy safe, smooth and reliable journeys.
“We have timed the work to take place when traffic volumes are low and delays to drivers should be kept to a minimum.”