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 M621 westbound exit slip at junction J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 15 November 2019 to 06:00 on 16 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 November 2019 to 1 December 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 11:20 pm
Location : The M621 westbound between junctions J7 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 10:02 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J41 and J39 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There are two of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 10:02 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J29 and J30 . Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 8:44 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J30 and J29 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 8:03 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J29 and J30 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 12:23 on 15 October 2019 to 06:00 on 7 December 2019.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 6:02 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J22 and J25 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 17:00 from 18 November 2019 to 22 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 17:00 from 25 November 2019 to 29 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 17:00 from 2 December 2019 to 6 December 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 17:00 from 9 December 2019 to 13 December 2019.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 5:01 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J22 and J25 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 08:00 on 13 November 2019 to 17:00 on 19 December 2019.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 4:35 pm
Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J39 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road marking works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 18 November 2019 to 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 1:42 pm
Location : The M1 southbound entry slip at junction J39 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road marking works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 18 November 2019 to 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 1:42 pm
Location : The M1 northbound exit slip at junction J39 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road marking works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 18 November 2019 to 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 1:42 pm
Location : The M1 northbound entry slip at junction J39 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road marking works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 18 November 2019 to 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 1:42 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound between junctions J3 and J7 . 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 November 2019 to 23 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 10:55 am
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J41 and J42 . Lane Closures : Lanes 3 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 November 2019 to 06:00 on 22 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of five lanes closed.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 9:13 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J40 and J41 . Lane Closures : Lanes 3 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 November 2019 to 06:00 on 22 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 9:13 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J30 and J29 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 16 November 2019 to 08:00 on 17 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 2:33 pm
Location : The M1 northbound at junction J41 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 16 November 2019 to 08:00 on 17 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 2:33 pm
Location : The M1 northbound exit slip at junction J42 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 16 November 2019 to 08:00 on 17 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 2:33 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J41 and J42 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 16 November 2019 to 08:00 on 17 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of five lanes closed.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 2:33 pm
Location : The M62 westbound at junction J30 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 16 November 2019 to 08:00 on 17 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 2:33 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J32 and J30 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 18 November 2019 to 15:00 on 18 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:00 from 21 November 2019 to 22 November 2019.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 8:04 am
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J39 and J41 . Lane Closures : Lanes 3 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 November 2019 to 06:00 on 21 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 13, 2019, 9:13 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J30 and J29 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 16:00 on 9 October 2019 to 06:00 on 4 December 2019.
Posted: November 13, 2019, 11:19 am
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J31 and J29 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 15:58 on 9 October 2019 to 06:00 on 4 December 2019.
Posted: November 13, 2019, 11:19 am
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J28 and J29 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:01 on 8 October 2019 to 06:00 on 7 December 2019.
Posted: November 13, 2019, 11:19 am
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J45 and J46 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:30 on 19 November 2019 to 15:30 on 19 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 13, 2019, 9:53 am
Location : The M1 northbound exit slip at junction J46 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:30 on 19 November 2019 to 15:30 on 19 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 13, 2019, 9:53 am
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J28 and J26 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 18 November 2019 to 06:00 on 19 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 13, 2019, 7:33 am
Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J42 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 November 2019 to 06:00 on 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 9:12 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound entry slip at junction J29 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 November 2019 to 06:00 on 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 9:12 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J29 and J30 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 November 2019 to 06:00 on 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 9:12 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J29 and J30 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 November 2019 to 06:00 on 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 9:12 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound at junction J29 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 November 2019 to 06:00 on 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 9:12 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J28 and J27 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 November 2019 to 06:00 on 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 8:15 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J28 and J27 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 November 2019 to 06:00 on 21 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 8:15 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J27 and J28 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 November 2019 to 06:00 on 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 8:15 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J27 and J28 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 November 2019 to 06:00 on 21 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 8:15 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J24 and J25 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 18 November 2019 to 06:00 on 19 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 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 : From 20:00 on 18 November 2019 to 06:00 on 19 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound exit slip at junction J27 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 November 2019 to 06:00 on 19 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J26 and J27 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 November 2019 to 06:00 on 19 November 2019.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 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 18 November 2019 to 06:00 on 19 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The M1 southbound entry slip at Woolley Edge Services. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 05:00 on 16 November 2019 to 09:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm

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