M1 junction 45 improvement scheme
Works to widen the slip roads and roundabout to increase capacity at this junction.
The M1 is an important north-south link. Junction 45 serves east Leeds and currently suffers from congestion, particularly at peak times. If we don’t act now, this situation will get worse.
The extra capacity will also be needed to support developments planned in this area, particularly along the East Leeds Link Road, which is part of the Aire Valley Enterprise Zone.
With this scheme, we aim to:
- reduce existing delays
- open up new areas for development
- encourage economic growth and job creation