M62 bridge work

We’re carrying out a number of improvements to the various bridges along the M62 to improve safety.

Region:  North East
Start date:  May 2020
Cost:  £4.5 million
Status:  CURRENT
Type:  Maintenance Scheme
End date:  End of 2020-21
Programme:  

Progress report

We’re waterproofing and resurfacing the bridge decks at both Hey Lane and Rockingstone at junction 22 (Rishworth Moor) and at junction 32 (Castleford) to maintain and prevent them from deteriorating.

Waterproofing a bridge protects the concrete from being damaged by rainwater and road salt which can create sudden potholes. As is always the case with this kind of job, it can only go ahead if the weather is dry but the work will create a safe and reliable journey for road users.

At junction 22 to minimise disruption we’re working over the next six weekends until the beginning of July. There will be two narrow lanes during the day on the main carriageway between junctions 22 and 23 which will be reduced to one overnight. There will also be a closure of the bridge at junction 22 overnight with traffic diverted off and back on to the M62 using the slip roads at the junction.

At junction 32 we'll need to carry out the work over four weekends fully closing the M62 overnight between junctions 31 and 32 in both directions. We’re working from 8pm to 6am re-opening during the day with narrow lanes.

Westbound traffic will be diverted off the M62 at junction 32 and directed north onto the A6539, towards Pontefract Road and back to re-join the M62 at junction 31. Eastbound traffic will be diverted on the same route in reverse.

The daytime narrow lanes will include an advised reduced speed limit of 50mph so we can work safely while keeping traffic moving.

During the week all the traffic management will be removed to minimise disruption. It is due to complete by Monday 20 July.

What's next

We’re planning to replace the bridge parapets and barriers on Gildersome bridge at junction 27. There will be a full closure of the carriageway between junctions 27 and 28 to install the temporary barriers and narrow lanes at junction 27 so we can close a lane 24/7 in each direction. Traffic will be diverted via the A650. Work is due to start on Monday 27 July and complete on Thursday 24 September.

We're also looking to start work on waterproofing and surfacing the westbound bridge deck of the M62 and Gelderd Road. There will be westbound closures overnight on Friday, Saturday and Sunday between junctions 28 and 27, and narrow lanes during the day for two weekends with a 40mph speed restriction. Work will start Monday 3 August and be complete by Friday 11 September.

Westbound traffic will be diverted off the M62 at junction 28 heading north on the A6110 towards the M621 to re-join the M62 at junction 27, Birstall. The work should only take two weekends to complete but we need dry conditions, so we’ve planned an extra two contingency weekends within a four-week period.

Timeline

Event Date
May 2020 work starts at junction 22
June 2020 work starts at junction 32
July 2020 work completes at both junctions 22 and 32

Why we need this scheme

We’re carrying out extensive refurbishment work to the bridges at the junctions between junction 22 for Huddersfield and junction 32. The work at each junction will be slightly different but includes: waterproofing the bridge deck, installing new expansion joints and bridge barriers and resurfacing to create a safe and reliable journey for road users.

Aims

The bridges have been in place for some time and are starting to show signs of wear and tear. To ensure we continue to provide drivers with smoother and safer journeys we’ll be carrying out these improvements throughout the year to minimise disruption.

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Planned roadworks

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Location : The M62 eastbound at junction J25 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Reason : Roadside Equipment Maintenance. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 7 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 8:03 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound at junction J26 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Reason : Roadside Equipment Maintenance. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 7 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 8:03 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J25 and J26 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Reason : Roadside Equipment Maintenance. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 7 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There are two of four lanes closed.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 8:03 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J22 and J24 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 7 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 8:02 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J24 and J22 . Lane Closures : Lane three is closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 7 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 8:02 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound entry slip at junction J22 . Reason : Planned Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 7 July 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 7:06 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound at junction J22 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Reason : Planned Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 7 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 7:06 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J21 and J22 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:30 and 16:30 from 7 July 2020 to 10 July 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:30 and 16:30 from 13 July 2020 to 17 July 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:30 and 16:30 from 20 July 2020 to 24 July 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:30 and 16:30 from 27 July 2020 to 31 July 2020.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J20 and J22 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:30 and 16:30 from 7 July 2020 to 10 July 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:30 and 16:30 from 13 July 2020 to 17 July 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:30 and 16:30 from 20 July 2020 to 24 July 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:30 and 16:30 from 27 July 2020 to 31 July 2020.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound at junction J22 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:30 and 16:30 from 7 July 2020 to 10 July 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:30 and 16:30 from 13 July 2020 to 17 July 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:30 and 16:30 from 20 July 2020 to 24 July 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:30 and 16:30 from 27 July 2020 to 31 July 2020.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J22 and J24 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 July 2020 to 06:00 on 9 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J22 and J24 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 9 July 2020 to 06:00 on 10 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J22 and J24 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 10 July 2020 to 06:00 on 11 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The M62 westbound at junction J25 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 7 July 2020 to 06:00 on 8 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound exit slip at junction J25 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 7 July 2020 to 06:00 on 8 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J21 and J20 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 8 July 2020 to 10 July 2020.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J27 and J26 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 10 July 2020 to 06:00 on 11 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J27 and J26 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 7 July 2020 to 06:00 on 8 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J21 and J22 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:30 on 31 December 2020.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The M62 westbound exit slip at junction J25 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 10 July 2020 to 06:00 on 11 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The M62 westbound at junction J22 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 8 July 2020 to 06:00 on 9 July 2020.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J22 and J24 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 7 July 2020 to 06:00 on 8 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The M62 westbound at junction J25 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 10 July 2020 to 06:00 on 11 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J26 and J25 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 7 July 2020 to 06:00 on 8 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound at junction J22 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 8 July 2020 to 06:00 on 9 July 2020.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J26 and J25 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 10 July 2020 to 06:00 on 11 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The M606 southbound exit slip at junction J1 to M62 West. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 10 July 2020 to 06:00 on 11 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm

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