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 aim to address issues identified at junction 27 Gildersome and junction 28 Tingley of the M62.

Highways England, working in conjunction with Leeds City Council, has developed these proposals which aim to improve safety and reduce congestion. The work is funded by Highways England and will be procured, supervised and delivered by Leeds City Council.

What's next?

Junction 27 – work on the junction is ongoing. Surfacing work on the north roundabout, M62 eastbound exit slip road, A650 and A62 carriageways will start on 14 January 2019 and will be carried out during the evening.

Work on the M62 westbound exit slip roads and M621 westbound exit slip roads is progressing as scheduled, surfacing will be starting early February 2019.

Junction 28 – construction of the retaining wall on the M62 westbound exit slip road has started. Drainage installation is near completion. Work on the A650 cut through road will start on Monday 14 January 2019.

Carriageway widening with associated drainage, ducting and barrier installation is complete. Carriageway surfacing will start in spring 2019.

Both junctions are currently progressing as scheduled.

(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

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Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J31 and J32 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 February 2019 to 05:00 on 22 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 18, 2019, 2:12 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J24 and J23 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 February 2019 to 06:00 on 19 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 18, 2019, 1:52 pm
Location : The M621 westbound between junctions J7 and J6 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 16:00 on 18 February 2019.
Posted: February 18, 2019, 12:00 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound between junctions J6 and J7 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 16:00 on 18 February 2019.
Posted: February 18, 2019, 12:00 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J28 and J27 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 11:10 on 14 February 2019 to 06:00 on 22 April 2019.
Posted: February 18, 2019, 11:21 am
Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J45 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 15:30 on 18 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 18, 2019, 9:30 am
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J38 and J39 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:30 on 8 February 2019 to 06:00 on 2 May 2019.
Posted: February 18, 2019, 8:09 am
Location : The M1 northbound exit slip at junction J39 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 18 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 17, 2019, 6:01 am
Location : The M1 northbound exit slip at junction J39 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 16 February 2019 to 06:00 on 17 February 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 18 February 2019 to 3 March 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 4 March 2019 to 9 March 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 11 March 2019 to 16 March 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 17, 2019, 1:18 am
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 16, 2019, 6:12 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 16, 2019, 6:12 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 16, 2019, 6:12 am
Location : The M62 westbound exit slip at junction J28 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 15:30 on 10 August 2019.
Posted: February 16, 2019, 6:03 am
Location : The M606 northbound between junctions J1 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 22 February 2019 to 05:00 on 23 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 10:12 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J27 and J26 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 22 February 2019 to 05:00 on 23 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 9:10 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J39 and J40 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 22 February 2019 to 06:00 on 23 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 9:10 pm
Location : The M1 northbound at junction J39 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 22 February 2019 to 06:00 on 23 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 9:10 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J41 and J39 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 22 February 2019 to 06:00 on 23 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 9:10 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J41 and J39 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 February 2019 to 23 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:02 pm
Location : The M62 westbound at junction J29 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 February 2019 to 06:00 on 20 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:02 pm
Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J39 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 18 February 2019 to 21 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:02 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J40 and J39 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 February 2019 to 06:00 on 21 February 2019.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:02 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound between the M62 and junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 February 2019 to 06:00 on 20 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:02 pm
Location : The M1 northbound entry slip at junction J39 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 21 February 2019 to 06:00 on 22 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:02 pm
Location : The M62 westbound exit slip at junction J27 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 20 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:02 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J40 and J39 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 18 February 2019 to 21 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:02 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J41 and J40 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 February 2019 to 06:00 on 23 February 2019.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:02 pm
Location : The M621 westbound exit slip at junction . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 February 2019 to 06:00 on 22 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:02 pm
Location : The M606 southbound exit slip at junction J1 to M62 West. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 19 February 2019 to 06:00 on 20 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:02 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound between junction J6 and the M1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 18 February 2019 to 05:00 on 19 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:02 pm
Location : The M62 westbound at junction J30 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 February 2019 to 06:00 on 20 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:02 pm
Location : The M1 northbound at junction J39 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 21 February 2019 to 06:00 on 22 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:02 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound between the M62 and junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 February 2019 to 06:00 on 21 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:02 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 19 February 2019 to 06:00 on 20 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:02 pm
Location : The A62 southbound. Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 February 2019 to 06:00 on 27 February 2019.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:02 pm
Location : The M1 southbound entry slip at junction J39 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 06:00 on 1 February 2019 to 06:00 on 30 March 2019.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:02 pm
Location : The M1 southbound entry slip at junction J40 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 February 2019 to 23 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:02 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J39 and J40 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 21 February 2019 to 06:00 on 22 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:02 pm
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 15, 2019, 4:02 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound between junctions J6 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 18 February 2019 to 05:00 on 19 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:02 pm
Location : The M621 westbound between junction J1 and the M62 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 February 2019 to 06:00 on 20 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:02 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound entry slip at junction J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 18 February 2019 to 05:00 on 19 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:02 pm
Location : The M62 westbound exit slip at junction J28 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 14:01 on 11 January 2019 to 15:30 on 10 August 2019.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:02 pm
Location : The A62 southbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 February 2019 to 06:00 on 23 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:02 pm
Location : The M1 southbound entry slip at junction J39 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 25 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:02 pm
Location : The M621 westbound between junction J1 and the M62 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 February 2019 to 06:00 on 21 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:02 pm
Location : The M1 southbound at junction J39 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 18 February 2019 to 21 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:02 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 21:00 on 21 February 2019 to 02:00 on 22 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:02 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J30 and J29 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 February 2019 to 06:00 on 20 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:02 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound between the M62 and junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 February 2019 to 06:00 on 20 February 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:02 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J30 and J29 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 February 2019 to 06:00 on 20 February 2019.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:02 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound between the M62 and junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 February 2019 to 06:00 on 21 February 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:02 pm

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