Between Junction 22 Saddleworth and Junction 23 Outlane, the westbound carriageway
will be reduced to a single lane overnight this evening and Wednesday.
The A160 will also be upgraded to a dual carriageway
along its entire length, providing better access to the Port of Immingham and the surrounding area.
Contractors for Highways England will also be resurfacing the northbound carriageway
between junction 67 and junction 68 from Wednesday, October 28 until Monday, November 9, including overnights at weekends.
Just last month two foreign nationals escaped jail when they appeared in court for driving a truck on the wrong carriageway
of the same motorway.
For the works on the northbound carriageway
, between August 17 and 20, the carriageway
will be closed with traffic diverted via the A186 and the B1322 to the Killingworth Interchange.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "While the paramedic was treating the woman from the first incident, he heard a massive crash and looked up to see a car on its roof on the opposite carriageway
about 500 metres away.
The crash resulted in long delays on the eastbound carriageway
That length of the M74/A74(M) Glasgow - Carlisle Trunk Road being the southbound carriageway
from the point at which the on-slip road from M73 meets the carriageway
at Junction 4 (Maryville) to the point at which the off-slip road to the A72 leaves the carriageway
at Junction 7 (Larkhall), a distance of 11.
The eastbound carriageway
was closed off last night between Queens Drive and Junction 7 to allow officers to examine the scene, causing some congestion for motorists.
A 50m exclusion zone was set up and both carriageways
of the A19 were closed.
The driver of the vehicle escaped with minor injuries after ploughing into the animal on the eastbound carriageway
of the A55, near Broughton, in the early hours of yesterday.
Motorists travelling on the northbound carriageway
of the A3 near Ripley spotted the lifeless victim at around 7.