M1 junction 45 improvement scheme

Works to widen the slip roads and roundabout to increase capacity at this junction.

Region:  North East
Start date:  31 January 2017
Cost:  ÂŁ8.3 million
Status:  CURRENT
Type:  Improvement Scheme
End date:  December 2017
Programme:  

Progress report

We will start work on this scheme on 31 January 2017. Our contractors, Interserve, will be carrying out the work on our behalf.

What next?

We’ll be widening some of the entry and exit slip roads to the roundabout at junction 45 of the M1 and adding an extra lane to the roundabout itself increasing it from 2 to 3 lanes. This will improve capacity at the junction which is a major route in and out of Leeds city centre.

We’ll need to close the road so we can carry out important bridge works, gantry installation and road surfacing.

Use our roadworks tool to check for forthcoming closures.

Timeline

Event Date
Work starts 31 January 2017
Work ends December 2017

Cyclists, horse riders, pedestrians

During the works we will extend the underpass under the M1 to Temple Newsam. We will work to make sure this underpass stays open at all times. When works are taking place on the underpass, one of our contractor Interserve’s staff will make sure you are escorted through safely.

On completion of the scheme we will have created a route for pedestrians and cyclists to cross between Pontefract Lane to the north and south of the junction, using Toucan pedestrian and cycle crossings.

Why we need the scheme

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.

Aims

With this scheme, we aim to:

  • reduce existing delays
  • open up new areas for development
  • encourage economic growth and job creation

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Planned roadworks

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Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J45 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 15:00 on 17 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 17, 2018, 9:00 am
Location : The M1 northbound exit slip at junction J45 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 10:00 and 15:00 from 20 August 2018 to 23 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 17, 2018, 7:50 am
Location : The M62 eastbound at junction J29 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 20 August 2018 to 24 August 2018.
Posted: August 17, 2018, 7:30 am
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J29 and J38 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 20 August 2018 to 24 August 2018.
Posted: August 17, 2018, 7:30 am
Location : The M62 westbound at junction J29 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 20 August 2018 to 24 August 2018.
Posted: August 17, 2018, 7:30 am
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J31 and J30 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 August 2018 to 01:00 on 21 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 9:04 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J30 and J31 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 August 2018 to 01:00 on 21 August 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 9:04 pm

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