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From 18 January there will be a series of overnight (8pm to 6am) lane and slip road closures over a period of seven weeks. At times, we will need to close the roundabout completely from 10pm.

The works throughout the duration include:

  • removal, replacement and installation of new traffic signs
  • installation of road restraint barrier
  • installation of alarms
  • changes to the traffic signals
  • changes to road markings
  • installation of an additional pedestrian guardrail

Safety is our number one priority and for this reason work of this type must be carried out while our roads are the quietest.  This is typically overnight as this causes the least disruption to our roads and it also ensures the safety of the workforce.

Week commencing 18 January, Monday to Friday, 8pm to 6am:

Northbound A19 lane 1 closed and northbound Howden entry slip road closed

Week commencing 25 January, Monday to Friday, 8pm to 6am:

  • Northbound A19 lane 1 closed and northbound Howden entry slip road closed
  • A1058 closed both eastbound and westbound between entry and exit slip roads to A19

Week commencing 1 February, Monday to Friday 8pm to 6am:

Southbound A19 lane 1 closed, entry and leave slip roads from roundabout closed.

Week commencing 8 February, Monday to Friday 8pm to 6am:

  • Southbound A19 lane 1 closed, entry and leave slip roads from roundabout closed.
  • Roundabout closed after 10pm

Week commencing 15 February, Monday to Friday 10pm to 6am:

Roundabout closed after 10pm

Week commencing 22 February, Monday to Friday 8pm to 6am:

  • Howden entry slip road closed
  • Roundabout closed after 10pm

Week commencing 1 March, Monday to Friday 8pm to 6am:

  • Howden entry slip road closed
  • Roundabout closed after 10pm

We’re replacing the bridge joints on Woad Lane overbridge between Pyewipe and Great Coates.

We’ll be carrying out concrete surfacing repairs between Barnetby and Brocklesby and localised resurfacing. We’re also replacing various road studs on the A160 and installing new diversion signing plus layby and litter signing along the route, helping to provide a more informed, safer and smoother journey for drivers.

We’re starting on Monday 16 November 2020 with the work on Woad lane overbridge for approximately three weeks with the other work due to start in stages from the end of November. We aim to complete all the work by end of March 2021 weather and circumstances permitting. 

To carry out this work safely and quickly we’ll need to install full closures on Woad Lane between industrial estates one and five 24/7 for approximately a two week period with a local diversion in place during the work.

There will also be some full overnight closures on the A180 with possible full weekend closures for the surfacing, concrete repairs and slab replacement in the new year as the materials will need time to set.

The signage installation will mostly be carried out under lane closures or will be linked into the full closures for the surfacing work. We’ll also require some full overnight closures for the stud replacement work on the A160.  

Clearly signed diversions will be in place during any full closures and have been agreed with the police and local authorities. 

We’re installing new concrete central reservation safety barrier along a five-mile stretch and replacing aging steel barriers and installing new street lighting in the verge between Western Interchange and Daltry Street.

The safety barrier is life expired and the lighting improvements will provide drivers with more consistent lighting levels which are more energy efficient.

All these improvements including the improvements to signage and road surface will provide a safer, smoother journey for customers.

Work started on Tuesday 1 September 2020 and we’re hoping to complete the work by the end of April 2021. We’ll be working overnight between 8pm to 6am between Monday to Friday.

After Christmas we’ll be switching to full westbound closures with a lane 2 closure on the eastbound side between Daltry Street and Western Interchange. This is planned for around 55 shifts.

We’ll then concentrate on the section west of Western Interchange. This will involve around ten closures in each direction between Western Interchange and Melton.

  • During full closures access to and from associated junctions will be restricted affecting Western Interchange, Priory Way, Brighton Street and Daltry Street.
  • We’ll be working closely with our colleagues on the A63 Castle St scheme to ensure the two schemes join up and we share traffic management. 

Fully signed diversions will be in place, approved by local authority and police and only one side of the carriageway will be closed at any one time on both schemes.

To keep traffic moving during the day we’ll open the route in full, but speed will be limited to 40mph and camera enforced in both sections for safety while we replace the barrier.

We’re installing two new pedestrian islands on the A63 at the South Cave junction to help improve safety and access.

We’re planning to start work on Monday 15 February for around five weeks, weather and circumstances permitting.

We’re installing two pedestrian islands one on the A1034 and one on the top of the A63 eastbound exit. In addition, we’ll be installing new and upgraded crossing points with tactile paving opposite each island and constructing a new footpath to connect each to the existing footpath along the A1034.

To carry out this work safely we will work overnight 8pm to 6am Monday to Fri9day. There will also be:

  • slip road closures – A63 eastbound entry and exit
  • temporary traffic lights within the A1034
  • footpath closures during overnight work

We’re working with our partners to minimise disruption and apologise in advance for any inconvenience.

We’re carrying out a series of improvements along the route between the A1(M) and Eastfield roundabout including resurfacing, improving crossing facilities and drainage.

This work will further improve safety and provide drivers with smoother journeys along the route, building on the £22m investment from last year.

Find out more about our A64 improvements scheme.

We’re responsible for the maintenance and repair of the motorway structure which takes the A640 over the M62 between junctions 23 and 22 connecting Outlane and Pole Moor on the outskirts of Huddersfield.

We’ve assessed the structure as part of our routine inspections and identified some repairs that we’ll need to do to improve journey reliability for road users on this route.

We’re busy working with our specialist contractors to develop a suitable design for the repair work but until then we’ll need to reduce the A640 to a single lane carriageway under semi-permanent traffic lights.

We’re starting work on Monday 1 March 2021 carrying out repairs to the manholes during the day under temporary traffic lights for around four weeks. We’ll then install concrete barriers and semi-permanent traffic lights that will remain in place until winter 2021-22.

When we’ve completed the minor manhole repairs, we’ll need to close the A640 overnight for two nights at the end of March between 8pm and 6am to install the concrete barriers, road markings and traffic signals. The dates are still being finalised.

Pedestrian access will be maintained across the structure except during this closure.

A fully signed and approved diversion will be in place via Quebec Road, Rochdale Road, Slaithwaite Gate, Halifax Road, Round Ings Road and vice versa.

We’re carrying out some work to the lighting columns in the central reservation of the A66 between Yarm and Elton to improve safety for drivers.

The lighting columns aren’t working as they should and we need to install new cables by creating trenches in the verge from the top of the A66 westbound Elton exit slip road to the east, along the A66 westbound verge, towards Yarm interchange. It will also include three road crossing, two on the Elton exit slip road and one on the A66 westbound carriageway.

To do this safely and minimise disruption, the work will take place overnight between 8pm and 6am, Monday to Friday.

Work will start on Monday 8 March and is expected to take around five weeks, weather dependant.

Some of the work is expected to be noisy and where possible, we will keep this to a minimum and complete the noisiest activities first. Work will be not take place over the Easter bank holiday weekend.

To carry out the work the A66 westbound Elton exit slip road will be closed between Monday 8 and Monday 22 March.

The A66 westbound carriageway will also be fully closed including the westbound Yarm entry slip road and Elton exit slip road between Tuesday 23 and Friday 26 March.

To maximise the use of the full closure, the A66 westbound Yarm entry slip road will also be resurfaced during this time.

Lane closures will be used throughout the programme and a speed restriction will be in place 24 hours a day.

Diversions

A66 full westbound closure:

A66 westbound Elton exit slip road diversion  

We’re carrying out essential surface improvements on the M1 northbound carriageway to create smoother and safer journeys for drivers.

We’re also planning to repaint road markings and replace the studs, we’ll also use the closures to carry out upgrades to the marker posts, traffic loops and road signs.

We’re starting work on Monday 1 March 2021 working overnight between 8pm and 6am for four weeks, weather and circumstances permitting.

To carry out this work safely and quickly we’ll need to fully close the M1 northbound overnight from the northbound M18 link at junction 32, sending traffic to M18 junction 1 and back, from Monday 1 March to Sunday 14 March.

Following that we’ll close the M1 southbound link road to the M18 overnight from Monday 15 March to completion. Traffic will be diverted down to M1 junction 31 via the roundabout and then back up the M1 to the northeast link.

Some of our equipment might be noisy but we are working with our partners to minimise disturbance and we’d like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience.

We’re replacing the existing traffic signal poles and heads, controllers and cabling with low energy equipment at M1 junction 46 to improve safety and congestion for drivers.

We’re starting work on Monday 1 February and expect it to take around six weeks, weather and circumstances permitting.

To carry out this work safely we will require around five night shifts from 8pm to 6am to install temporary traffic lights. The roundabout and approaches will also be reduced to a single lane.

We will then work during the day in the verge for three to four weeks.

Finally, we will require a further five night shifts with lane closures to enable the new traffic signal system to be finalised. Some aspects of this work may be noisy which we apologise for in advance.

We’re working with our partners to minimise disruption and apologise in advance for any inconvenience.

The northbound exit slip road at junction 47 is being upgraded to improve safety and congestion for drivers.

We’re changing the layout of the junction, by adding an extra lane on the northbound exit slip road to ease congestion during busy times. We’ll also be carrying out some essential maintenance such as resurfacing and lining to improve safety.

To carry the work out we’ll be working within the hard shoulder, so we can keep the exit slip road open as much as possible. However we’ll need occasional full overnight closures of the northbound exit slip road at junction 47 and some of the main northbound carriageway for some of the work and to install and remove traffic management.

We’ll close a short section of the northbound carriageway and the exit slip road overnight between 8pm and 6am for the first three nights from Monday 25 January to install the traffic management and temporary safety barrier.

We’ll also need to close the exit slip road over two full weekends to carry out concrete repairs to the carriageway. The space we need to carry out the work is too wide for us to be able to use lane closures.

Weekend exit slip road closures will be between 8pm Friday and 6am Monday:

  • Friday 22 May to Monday 24 May
  • Friday 5 June to Monday 7 June

Closures will be signed in advance, the diversion will take you off the M1 at junction 46, along the A63 through Garforth and up the A656 to junction 47.

We’re working with our partners to minimise disruption and apologise in advance for any inconvenience.

The scheme is expected to take five months to complete.

We’re renewing and upgrading the bridge barriers (parapets) and associated safety barriers on the M18 at Langham Viaduct to further improve safety for drivers.

We’ll also be installing CCTV cameras to the existing gantry and installing new cabling to the nearside verge.

There will be full closures overnight between 8pm to 6am Monday to Friday.

The link lanes will also be reduced to one lane during the day at various times as we’ll need to install a temporary barrier to protect the parapet where we’ll be working.

Clearly signed diversions will be in place which have been agreed with the local authority and police.

We’re carrying out some upgrades to the bridge carrying the M180 over the railway between junctions 4 and 5 to provide safer and more reliable journeys for drivers.

The bridge is around 35-years old and starting to deteriorate as well as suffering from long term water retention issues. We’re going to reline the drains and gullies, construct a new drain to capture and remove excess water and carry out repairs to the bridge supports.

We’re starting work on Monday 23 February and expect it to last around five weeks. weather and circumstances permitting.

To carry out this work safely we’ll work during the day both weekdays and weekends.

We’ll also need to close the hard shoulder and lanes one and two for around 1,000 metres of the carriageway in both directions.

Lane three in both directions will remain open.

We may need to close the carriageway for one night depending on the equipment we need to use on site after we’ve started work but we’ll do everything we can to avoid that.

We’re replacing the expansion joints on five bridges between junctions 5 and 7 on the M621. Expansion joints help bridges move under the stresses and strains of traffic and during changes in temperature.

We’ll be working overnight starting Monday 22 February and expect it to take ten weeks, weather and circumstances permitting.

To carry out the work quickly and safely we’ll use a mixture of full and lane closures westbound between junctions 3 and 7 and full closures eastbound between junctions 7 to 4. Approved and signed diversions will be in place for the full closures.

This scheme couldn’t be carried out at the same time as the M621 noise barrier due to the temporary safety barrier which was in place.

As part of the bridge closures we’ll also be carrying out some essential investigation work as part of our M621 junctions 1 to 7 scheme. This will be around the Woodhouse Hill area.

The work will help us to understand the condition of the ground, and locate underground pipes and cables. It will also help to plan improvements of the M621, including locations for new overhead signs and signals as part of a future major scheme.

Some of the machinery will generate noise but everything possible is being done to minimise disruption for residents.

Additional lights will be needed but these will shine on our work area only.

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