M1/M62 Lofthouse Interchange
We have a pipeline of over 30 schemes which will be considered for 2025-2030 and beyond. The M1/M62 Lofthouse Interchange is one of these.
We’re developing plans to improve the M1/M62 Lofthouse Interchange, to tackle problems with the current junction and to make sure it’s fit for the future.
This scheme is one of over 30 that we’re considering around the country, as part of a pipeline of schemes. These pipeline schemes were announced in our 2020-25 Delivery Plan. We’ll be considering these for potential construction beyond 2025, but currently there’s no commitment from government to develop this scheme beyond the current stage.
Through this scheme we aim to bring significant benefits to Yorkshire and the UK. Our plan is to enable traffic to flow more freely through the junction. This will help to cut congestion, as the roads become busier in the future, which will:
- Make life easier for businesses, commuters and local traffic – making quicker, more reliable journeys for jobs and leisure.
- Support a growing economy and West Yorkshire’s development aspirations.
It’ll also improve safety – reducing vehicle accidents and collisions and the delays these can cause.
We’ll make sure that we minimise the impact of our scheme on people, plants, animals and other natural assets.