M62 junctions 27 and 28 improvement scheme

Improving the junctions at junction 27 and junction 28 of the M62 to increase safety and reduce congestion.

Region:  North East
Start date:  Summer 2018
Cost:  TBC
Status:  CURRENT
Type:  Improvement Scheme
End date:  Spring 2019
Programme:  

Progress report

These projects are now in construction, due to be completed in spring 2019.

These two projects are part of the Highways England Minor Safety Improvements Programme and will address issues identified at junction 27 Gildersome and junction 28 Tingley of the M62.

Highways England, working with Leeds City Council, has developed these proposals to improve safety and reduce congestion. The work is funded by Highways England and will be managed by Leeds City Council.

What's next?

Junction 27

Work on the junction is on-going.

Both the southern and northern roundabouts of the junction are complete.

Work on the new emergency refuge area is in progress at the moment on the M62 westbound exit slip road, surfacing on both the M62 and M621 westbound exit slip roads will commence in March 2019.

Updated signage is also in construction now – this will inform road users of the new road layouts where new lanes have been added. Work on the junction will be completed in spring 2019 as scheduled.

Junction 28

The retaining wall on the M62 Westbound exit slip road has recently been completed, meaning traffic management and construction will switch to the offside verge at the end of March.

Work on the M62 eastbound off slip road is complete and work on the maintenance layby on the A650 is partially complete, with just the surfacing outstanding.

Road surfacing of all areas will start in spring 2019. Traffic signals improvements and upgrade has started on junction 28 and is on-going.

Both junctions are currently progressing as scheduled and are to programme.

(Please note: dates are subject to change - please check the Roadworks tab below for more information.)

Timeline

Date Event
Summer 2018 Construction to commence
Spring 2019 Road open

Why we need this scheme

Users of the two junctions on the M62 experience significant delays, particularly during peak hours, which can result in unreliable journey times. Additionally, proposals are targeted at improving safety for road users at both junctions.

Over the past five years, junction 27 has experienced one serious and 70 minor road traffic accidents. Junction 28 has experienced one fatal, five serious and 43 minor road traffic accidents.

Aims

The improvements aim to:

  • reduce congestion by increasing road capacity
  • improve safety on our roads
  • improve traffic flows and resilience so that journeys are as reliable as possible

The scheme in detail

The work includes alterations to the existing junction layouts, providing additional lanes to the exit slip roads westbound at junction 27 (M62 and M621 exit slip roads) and junction 28 (M62 westbound exit slip road) as well as widening of the southern roundabout at junction 27. The area will be resurfaced and new road signs and markings will be installed as well as upgrading the traffic signals and the technology in place.

Traffic management is in place and will continue for the duration of the project in to ensure safety of the workforce and public. The speed limit on the slip roads is reduced to 50mph.

At junction 27, temporary safety barriers are in place on both slip roads to provide a safe working area for the workforce and the safe movement of construction plant. Both slip roads have remained at two lanes, keeping the previous capacity but at a lower speed limit of 50mph, again to ensure safety. This will remain until scheme completion. Work is also progressing on both the north and south roundabout.

At junction 28, traffic management is similar to junction 27 with safety barriers and a lower speed limit in place. Two lanes remain open on both slip roads to ensure minimal disruption.

Full road closures will be required, these will be scheduled overnight to minimise disruption and diversions will be in place.

For more information on roadworks, check the Roadworks section below.

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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 westbound entry slip at junction J25 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 September 2019 to 28 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 7:33 am
Location : The M62 westbound exit slip at junction J25 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 September 2019 to 28 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 7:33 am
Location : The M62 eastbound exit slip at junction J25 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 September 2019 to 28 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 7:33 am
Location : The M62 westbound entry slip at junction J25 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 24 September 2019 to 06:00 on 28 September 2019.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 7:33 am
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J30 and J29 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 September 2019 to 06:00 on 20 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 5:04 am
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J27 and J26 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 18 September 2019 to 20 September 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 September 2019 to 27 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 3:22 am
Location : The M606 northbound exit slip at junction J2 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 September 2019 to 06:00 on 26 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 8:12 pm
Location : The M606 southbound exit slip at junction J2 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 September 2019 to 06:00 on 26 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 8:12 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J43 and J44 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 25 September 2019 to 06:00 on 26 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 6:13 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J44 and J43 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 25 September 2019 to 06:00 on 26 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 6:13 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J29 and J28 . 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 20 September 2019 to 25 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M606 northbound entry slip at junction J1 from M62 East. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:30 and 15:00 from 23 September 2019 to 27 September 2019.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J44 and J42 . Lane Closures : Lane four will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 September 2019 to 06:00 on 23 September 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 October 2019 to 06:00 on 21 October 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 17 November 2019 to 06:00 on 18 November 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 15 December 2019 to 06:00 on 16 December 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of five lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J42 and J44 . Lane Closures : Lane four will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 September 2019 to 06:00 on 23 September 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 October 2019 to 06:00 on 21 October 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 17 November 2019 to 06:00 on 18 November 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 15 December 2019 to 06:00 on 16 December 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of five lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M606 northbound between junctions J1 and J3 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:30 and 15:00 from 23 September 2019 to 27 September 2019.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M606 northbound. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:30 and 15:00 from 23 September 2019 to 27 September 2019.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J26 and J25 . Lane Closures : Lane four will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 September 2019 to 06:00 on 24 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J26 and J27 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 23 September 2019 to 25 September 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 September 2019 to 06:00 on 28 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J29 and J28 . Lane Closures : Lane four will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 September 2019 to 06:00 on 23 September 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 October 2019 to 06:00 on 21 October 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 17 November 2019 to 06:00 on 18 November 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 15 December 2019 to 06:00 on 16 December 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M1 southbound entry slip at junction J45 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:30 on 23 September 2019 to 05:30 on 24 September 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J28 and J27 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 06:00 and 20:00 from 21 September 2019 to 22 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M62 westbound entry slip at junction J25 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 07:00 on 20 September 2019 to 18:00 on 20 September 2019.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J46 and J47 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 23 September 2019 to 28 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M62 westbound exit slip at junction J29 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 September 2019 to 06:00 on 21 September 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 23 September 2019 to 28 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J29 and J27 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 September 2019 to 06:00 on 25 September 2019.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J28 and J29 . Lane Closures : Lane four will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 September 2019 to 06:00 on 23 September 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 October 2019 to 06:00 on 21 October 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 17 November 2019 to 06:00 on 18 November 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 15 December 2019 to 06:00 on 16 December 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm

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