M1/M62 Lofthouse Interchange

Improvements to the M1/M62 Lofthouse Interchange to reduce congestion.

Region:  North East
Start date:  2021
Cost:  TBC
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  2025
Programme:  

Progress report

We've carried out a range of surveys and assessment work to give us information about traffic volumes and the local environment. We're exploring different design options that would meet our aims. We're beginning discussions with local authorities and technical stakeholders so we can take into account their views.

What's next?

Structural inspections are currently ongoing and will be used to inform the requirements for any future scheme. Once we’ve worked up viable options we'll tell you about them and ask for your opinion.

Timeline

Date Event
Spring 2017 Environmental surveys
Summer 2017 Structural inspections
Environmental surveys
Traffic analysis
TBC Public consultation
TBC Start of works
TBC End of works

Why we need this scheme

The Lofthouse Interchange suffers from congestion and delays during peak times. With our proposals we intend to increase capacity to ease traffic flows and support wider growth in employment and housing.

The interchange was included in the government’s Road Investment Strategy for 2015-20 to be constructed in 2021-25.

The scheme in detail

Lofthouse is a major interchange that joins the M1 and M62 motorways between Leeds and Wakefield, two of the busiest motorways for north-to-south, east-to-west travel. The current design of the junction uses a roundabout with traffic signals. Previous studies have identified a lack of capacity as the main cause of congestion, which in turn contributes to numerous shunt and side-swipe accidents.

We're developing a number of options to take to public consultation. With no start of works date officially agreed, forecasts currently estimate 2021-25.

Aims

The objectives of this scheme are to:

  • continue in line with the government’s policy by reducing congestion and disruption to journeys for road users
  • contribute to our targets of reducing the number of killed or seriously injured
  • increase capacity through the interchange
  • support West Yorkshire’s development aspirations
  • complement the M1 smart motorways scheme and its increased traffic demand
  • improve safety by reducing shunt and side swipe accidents
  • improve road condition and reduce maintenance costs

Project media files and documents

Project timeline

Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

The latest incident information for England's motorway and trunk routes provided by Highways England

Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J26 and J28 . Lane Closures : Lane three is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 8:05 am
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 M1 southbound between junctions J40 and J39 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2, 3 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 8 August 2020 to 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:06 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 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 M62 westbound between junctions J28 and J27 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 7 August 2020 to 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 4:31 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 M62 westbound exit slip at junction J31 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 12 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 12:40 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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