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's 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

Roadworks and Events for England

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Location : The M621 westbound between junctions J7 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 August 2020 to 09:00 on 9 August 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 August 2020 to 13:00 on 22 August 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 August 2020 to 06:00 on 23 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 8:00 am
Location : The M621 eastbound exit slip at junction J7 . Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 9 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:02 am
Location : The M621 eastbound between junctions J3 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 8 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:02 am
Location : The M621 eastbound between junctions J3 and J5 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 August 2020 to 09:00 on 9 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 9:50 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound between junctions J3 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 August 2020 to 09:00 on 9 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 9:50 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound exit slip at junction J2 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 August 2020 to 06:00 on 13 October 2020.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 9:50 pm
Location : The M621 westbound between junctions J3 and J1 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 22:00 on 7 August 2020 to 06:00 on 8 October 2020.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 9:01 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound exit slip at junction J7 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 18:00 on 9 August 2020 to 06:00 on 15 August 2020. Schedule : From 18:00 on 16 August 2020 to 06:00 on 14 October 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 7:02 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound between junctions J1 and J2A . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 13:00 from 14 August 2020 to 16 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 11:03 am
Location : The M621 westbound at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 August 2020 to 13:00 on 15 August 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 15 August 2020 to 06:00 on 16 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 11:03 am
Location : The M621 eastbound between junctions J2 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 13:00 from 14 August 2020 to 16 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 11:03 am
Location : The M621 westbound between junctions J2A and J1 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 August 2020 to 13:00 on 15 August 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 15 August 2020 to 06:00 on 16 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 11:03 am
Location : The M621 eastbound at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 13:00 from 14 August 2020 to 16 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 11:03 am
Location : The M621 westbound between junctions J3 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 August 2020 to 13:00 on 15 August 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 15 August 2020 to 06:00 on 16 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 11:03 am
Location : The M621 westbound between junctions J7 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 7:40 am
Location : The M621 westbound entry slip at junction J7 . Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 7:40 am
Location : The M621 westbound entry slip at junction J6 . Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 14 October 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 7:40 am
Location : The M62 westbound exit slip at junction J29 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 02:14 on 7 August 2020 to 06:00 on 23 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 1:20 am
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J30 and J31 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 13 August 2020 to 06:00 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 8:11 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J31 and J30 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 13 August 2020 to 06:00 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 8:11 pm
Location : The M1 northbound at junction J42 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 22 August 2020.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 6:53 am
Location : The M62 westbound at junction J29 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 22 August 2020.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:29 pm
Location : The M1 southbound at junction J42 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 22 August 2020.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:29 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound at junction J29 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 22 August 2020.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:29 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound exit slip at junction J29 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 24 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:28 pm
Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J42 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 22 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:27 pm
Location : The M1 northbound exit slip at junction J42 For M62 East. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 24 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:27 pm

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