DRIVERS have been told the M62 will be closed near Chain Bar this weekend.
The overnight closure of the busy motorway is part of the ongoing work to replace Whitechapel Bridge, which carries the B6120 Whitechapel Road between Scholes and Cleckheaton.
In order for the Highways Agency to safely remove the old central bridge pier the M62 will be closed in both directions between junctions 25 and 26, from 8pm on Saturday until 6am on Sunday.
To minimise disruption the Agency is carrying out the work overnight when traffic flows are lower.
Traffic heading west will be diverted through Brighouse, the eastbound diversion will be through Cleckheaton and Liversedge.