THE slip road at junction eight on the M62 westbound and Skyline Drive eastbound will be closed to motorists this evening.

The road closures will start at 8pm today, Friday, and are expected to be lifted by 6am tomorrow, Saturday.

Junction eight in Burtonwood – one of the 'most heavily used and important access points' into west Warrington – was earmarked for work due to often being at capacity and having 'little scope to accommodate predicted increases' in traffic.

The improvement scheme was developed to reduce existing levels of congestion and increase the junction's capacity to support future growth in jobs and houses.