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.

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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 M621 westbound between the M1 and junction J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 27 February 2019 to 06:00 on 28 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 9:12 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound between junction J6 and the M1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 27 February 2019 to 06:00 on 28 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 9:12 pm
Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J45 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 21 February 2019 to 22 February 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 17:00 from 23 February 2019 to 24 February 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 25 February 2019 to 1 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 3:31 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J31 and J30 . Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:30 on 21 February 2019 to 15:30 on 21 February 2019.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 10:02 am
Location : The M1 northbound exit slip at junction J44 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:30 on 22 February 2019 to 15:30 on 22 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 9:22 am
Location : The M621 eastbound between junctions J3 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:30 on 26 February 2019 to 06:00 on 27 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:42 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound exit slip at junction J6 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:30 on 26 February 2019 to 06:00 on 27 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:42 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J46 and J47 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 26 February 2019 to 06:00 on 27 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 7:12 pm
Location : The M62 westbound at junction J30 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 23 February 2019 to 09:00 on 23 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J30 and J29 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 23 February 2019 to 09:00 on 23 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am
Location : The M621 eastbound exit slip at junction J6 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 February 2019 to 02:00 on 22 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am
Location : The M621 eastbound entry slip at junction J2 . Reason : Litter clearance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 01:00 on 22 February 2019 to 05:00 on 22 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J29 and J30 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 23 February 2019 to 09:00 on 23 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 10:08 am

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