M621 noise barrier

We’re installing a noise barrier between junctions 6 and 7 to reduce the level of noise for residents living nearby. In some locations it will also act a safety barrier.

Start date March 2020
End date End of 2020

Latest updates

  • 21 September 2020

    Local engagement on barrier colour

    We’re asking residents living in the Parnaby and Westbury areas for their opinion on what colour the noise barrier should be in these locations.

    Residents will receive a survey which has 15 colours for them to pick from and select their preferred choice.

    View the colours.

    Once they have selected their preferred option on the survey and posted it back to us we’ll be able to start work on changing the colour if we need to.

    Should the majority choice be a different colour then the barrier at Parnaby Road will be repainted in-situ and we’ll install the barrier at the Westbury’s in the new colour.

    We’re only consulting on these two sections of barrier due to their close proximity to residents.

  • 14 September 2020

    Excavation work starts on fifth section

    We’re carrying out excavation work on the fifth section on the clockwise exit slip road at junction 7. This work is being carried out during the day 8am until 6pm on Saturday and Sunday for eight weekends starting on Saturday 1 August. This is to minimise the impact on nearby residents while avoiding any delay in completing the scheme.

    We’re due to finish at the end of this year, this is because we’ve two additional sections of barrier along the route following feedback from residents at our public events. This includes the section at the bottom of the exit slip road at junction 7 and planning permission has been submitted to Leeds City Council so we can improve noise levels for those living at Westbury Grove.

    The anti-clockwise entry slip road at junction 6 is also still closed to allow us to carry out work in this location during the day. We’re currently carrying some maintenance work on the embankment. 

    We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your continued patience.

Project information


We’re installing nine sections of barrier along the M621 between junctions 6 and 7.

In some locations the barrier will also act as a safety barrier to further improve safety for drivers.

The barrier which is being installed at nine locations and will be either 2.2 or 3 metres tall will be put in place to reduce noise for residents living nearby.

The size of the barriers and locations have been chosen to provide the best customer benefits.

They have been modelled to give this area of the M621 the maximum protection we can provide when they’re all fully installed. The full benefit of the scheme may not be realised while installation is still taking place. We’ll carry out a survey at the end of the scheme for your feedback on how the barrier is working.


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