M621 junctions 1 to 7

Improvements to key junctions on the M621.

Region:  North East
Start date:  Autumn 2020
Cost:  TBC
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  M621 improvements

Progress report

Since announcing our preferred route we’ve been working on the design of the scheme.

We will carry out our M621 improvements in two phases:

  • Phase 1 – junction 7 widening
  • Phase 2 – junctions 1-7 improvements

We will start work on phase 1 in autumn 2019. More information is available on the junction 7 widening page.

The scheme is included in the Highways England Delivery Plan.

What's next?

This autumn we’ll be formally publishing our proposals for phase 2, which are known as made orders. You’ll get the chance to comment on these and we’ll upload them to this page on 31 October 2019.

We are still working on the detailed design for phase 2. This involves gathering information about the condition of the ground, and locations of underground pipes and cables. This work will take place this autumn between junction 1 and just east of junction 6. It’ll take place overnight and will create noise as well as short term disruption to the M621 and some connecting roads.

Timeline

Date Event
4 September to 15 October 2017 Have your say
Spring 2018 Preferred Route Announcement
Autumn 2019 Ground investigation work
Autumn 2019 Publish draft orders
Autumn 2019 Phase 1 - start on site

Why we need this scheme

During peak times traffic is very congested on the M621 between junctions 1 and 7, making people’s journeys unreliable and leading to shunts and slow-speed collisions between vehicles.

Our scheme will ease congestion at key locations along the M621, providing a better, safer, experience for motorists and more reliable journeys. This is great news for the local and regional economy as our scheme will support economic growth aspirations – helping people and businesses access Leeds city centre and the surrounding area.

You can find out more about the route by looking at our Route map.

Aims

The aims of this scheme are to:

  • increase capacity and make journeys more reliable
  • improve safety
  • provide better and real-time information to drivers
  • avoid and mitigate potential environmental impacts of the scheme and enhance, where possible, the built and natural environment
  • support Leeds City Council’s development plans, including updates to the Leeds transport network, where possible

The scheme in detail

We will reduce congestion by adding additional lanes for vehicles to use at the junction 2 roundabout and junction 3 westbound, as well as between junctions 2 and 3 where we’ll convert the existing hard shoulder into an additional lane for traffic.

Motorists will be safer as our scheme will enable vehicles to move more freely at existing junctions – reducing stopping traffic and the risk of shunts and slow speed collisions. Vehicles will no longer have to stop at junction 2 and will instead be able to move freely between the M621 and A643. We’ll also be changing junction 3 westbound to give priority to the main M621 traffic, allowing it to flow more freely. Improvements at this junction will also remove conflicts where the traffic merges in this area. Permanently closing junction 2a will allow junction 3 improvements to reduce the risk of collisions resulting from the short distance between junctions 3 and 2a.

We’ll be installing new technology which will detect incidents and helps us respond to quicker and get traffic flowing sooner. This will reduce the likelihood of both congestion and further collisions.

For details about the phase 1 improvements visit the junction 7 widening page.

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Planned roadworks

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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 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 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 A1M southbound between junctions J44 and J42 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 23 September 2019 to 06:00 on 24 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of five lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A1M 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 A1M southbound between junctions J43 and J42 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 23 September 2019 to 06:00 on 24 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A64 westbound exit slip to the A1M . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 24 September 2019 to 06:00 on 25 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A1M 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 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 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 A1M southbound between junctions J44 and J42 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 24 September 2019 to 06:00 on 25 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of five lanes closed.
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
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J47 and J48 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 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 : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J42 and J44 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 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 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 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 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. 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 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 A1M northbound between junctions J42 and J43 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 23 September 2019 to 06:00 on 24 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location : The A1M 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 four 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 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 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 M1 northbound entry slip at junction J47 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 19:00 and 06:00 from 23 September 2019 to 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 A1M southbound between junctions J43 and J42 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 24 September 2019 to 06:00 on 25 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three 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 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

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  • Sarah Kearns

    Thanks for the feedback Glenn. We have updated our webpage to also reference clockwise and will bear this in mind in future communications.

  • Sarah Kearns

    Hello, thanks for your comments. Unfortunately this page is just about the M621 J1-7 scheme, however you can contact the Highways England information line on 0300 123 5000 or by emailing info@highwaysengland.co.uk and they will be able to provide an update in relation your query about the A1.

  • SKHighways_England

    Thanks for the feedback Glenn. We have updated our webpage to also reference clockwise and will bear this in mind in future communications.

  • SKHighways_England

    Hello, thanks for your comments. Unfortunately this page is just about the M621 J1-7 scheme, however you can contact the Highways England information line on 0300 123 5000 or by emailing info@highwaysengland.co.uk and they will be able to provide an update in relation your query about the

  • SKHighways_England

    Thanks for the feedback Stu. We haven’t yet started the design for signage, but we are working very closely with Leeds City Council and will continue to do to, ensure the signage is as clear as possible.

  • SKHighways_England

    Sorry Martin. We are currently experiencing a few technical issues with publishing the comments, we’re working on addressing this and will aim to publish comments as promptly as possible

  • TPHighways_England

    test

  • TPHighways_England

    Dear Martin,

    Thanks for your feedback and sorry for the delay in responding to you.

    I’m pleased you support our proposed improvements at junction 7, they should help to reduce congestion in this location. Just to clarify that neither Highways England nor Leeds City Council use Amey in relation to the operation of junction 7, but we are working closely with Leeds City Council to ensure our plans at this junction align with their transport strategy and will operate as smoothly as possible.

    I’m sorry our proposed scheme does not address all of your concerns, the remit of our current scheme is to address the key causes of congestion on the M621 and following initial assessments we found the main issues to be in relation to J2 and the reduction in lanes on the mainline just after J3 in the west bound direction. Hence these areas are the focus of our improvements.

    • Martin David Rushton

      Thanks. Amey were definitely the Highways Agency/Highways England contractor who both upgraded the lights and maintained them for a period after the upgrade. I was engaged in a correspondence with them over how badly the upgraded lights were affecting the nothbound A61 and A639 in the morning rush hour due to the propensity of the lights to maximise for off-slip egress and minimise continuation of the A61/A639 onto the A639 Leeds bound within the parameters set for the lights.

  • TPHighways_England

    Dear Dave

    Thanks you for your feedback. There are several points raised in your comment so we will address each one.

    Our scheme aims to make improvements to key junctions and the mainline of the M621 to address the cause of congestion at key junctions. We believe there is an opportunity to improve some sections of the M621 to create more capacity and ease congestion, including the merge approaching J2a, as you describe. We are also aiming to increase the capacity at junctions and on the off-slips and help reduce queuing onto the mainline, including junctions 2 and 3.

    Whilst Highways England is only responsible for looking after the ‘Strategic Road Network’, namely all motorways and major A-roads, we are working very closely with Leeds City Council to ensure improvements we make on the motorway are coordinated with improvements being made by Leeds City Council on the local road network.

    When we design our schemes we need to consider not just the current traffic volumes but also predicted traffic growth including future changes in travel patterns and local developments. Our proposals are being designed with all this in mind.

    In relation to safety, the technology we are proposing to install (such as electronic signs, advisory speed limits and ‘red x’ signs to close lanes if there’s an incident) will be used to help us better detect and monitor incidents and improve the information we provide to drivers. Electronic signs will be used to display advisory speed limits when traffic volumes increase and sensors in the road will detect changes in traffic volumes and will activate lower speeds to be displayed on the signs. These will provide advance warning to drivers helps to reduce incidents on the network and keep traffic flowing smoothly.

    The Government has allocated a certain amount of funding to Highways England to improve the Strategic Road Network and in 2014, the Government announced proposals to improve the M621 junctions 1-7 as part of their Road Investment Strategy committing Highways England to delivering them.

    Kind regards

    The M621 Junction 1-7 Improvement Project Team

  • TPHighways_England

    Hello and thank you for your enquiry.

    We are in the process of finalising the report and expect to publish it on this webpage in the coming weeks (late February / early March).

    Kind regards,

    The M621 Junction 1-7 Improvement Project Team

    • Martin David Rushton

      I’m aware the original timetable was for a report in Spring and depending on the ology involved we still have between 34 and 55 days of the season. However your response to Lights are On says February/Early March for the publication of the report. Any idea when?

  • badgerfruit

    Quick question: why do we have to endure a 30mph speed limit though these works when every other works on the motorways are 50mph?
    I’d also like to see the consultation report, given that only 17 days ago you said you’re in the process of finalising the report and yet the cameras are up (and one presumes they’re on (as the “camera not in use” signs are all gone now)), cones are out and the terrible speed limit is in force (thanks by the way for expecting people to drop from 70 to 50 to 30 in about 100 yards!) – I presume any day now we’ll start to see the men working on the site and yet, we the public, have no idea what you’re intending on doing!

    • TPHighways_England

      Many thanks for your enquiry.

      In addition to these long term improvements for the M621 to reduce congestion, which are planned to commence in 2020, there are vital safety improvement works on the M621 underway presently. These works are part of our maintenance requirements and not part of our scheme to reduce congestion. The safety improvements include works to the central reserve barriers and verge maintenance between junctions 3-6. A concrete barrier will be installed between these junctions to improve safety as well as reducing the risk of flooding by improving verge drainage.

      We have communicated this safety improvement work by writing to local residents and businesses in the vicinity of the works, running combined public information events (combined between the improvement works and safety works) in September 2017 and had coverage in the local press.

      In order to reduce day-time lane closures and minimise disruption as much as possible, narrow lanes and some night-time closures have been introduced. The 30mph speed limit has been carefully considered and is imposed for safety reasons. In addition, the 30mph limit reduces the risk of a significant accident occurring whilst we remove and replace some safety features. The speed limits and distances between speed limits will be reviewed on a regular basis in conjunction with emergency services as the safety works progress.

      The consultation report will be published in early March. You can sign up for alerts which inform you when an update has been made to this webpage so you can see the report as soon as it is published.

      Kind regards

      The M621 Junction 1-7 Improvement Project Team

  • Andrew

    There aren’t enough 30mph reminders through the road works #M621works. Reminders allow drivers to be more aware of the speed limit in place and therefore reduce risk of speeding and consequences of speed related incidents. I’m sure you want your workforce to be as safe as possible. Please look at putting up reminder signs as this is a motorway. With thanks.

    • SKHighways_England

      Dear Andrew,

      Thank you for your comment. The current road works on the M621 don’t relate to our M621 Junctions 1 – 7 improvement scheme, however We have passed your comment on to the team managing these works for consideration. If required more information about these works can be found on the following link http://roads.highways.gov.uk/regions/all-regions/?postcode=&keywords=&roads=M621&status=CURRENT

      Should you have any further queries about these road works, please contact the Highways England Information Line on 0300 123 5000 or by email to info@highwaysengland.co.uk

      Many thanks

      The M621 Junction 1-7 Improvement Project Team

  • SKHighways_England

    Dear Ian,

    Many thanks for your comment. The current road works on the M621 don’t relate to our M621 Junctions 1 – 7 improvement scheme. However, to answer your question the M621 is a very constrained site and therefore to ensure our workforce has sufficient space to work safely the work to install new safety barrier on the M621 is being carried out overnight when we are able to close the M621. To help keep traffic flowing safely through the day we are implementing narrower lanes through our road works with a 30 mph speed limit.

    We will be installing new signage shortly to keep drivers better informed regarding the progress of the works on the M621.

    I hope this answers your question, but more information about these works is available on the following link http://roads.highways.gov.uk/regions/all-regions/?postcode=&keywords=&roads=M621&status=CURRENT

    If you have any further queries about these road works, please contact the Highways England Information Line on 0300 123 5000 or by email to info@highwaysengland.co.uk

    Many thanks

    The M621 Junction 1-7 Improvement Project Team

    • Ian Rutson

      Hi and thanks for your comprehensive reply,

      That makes perfect sense.

      I do really feel however that there should be better signage of the revised 30mph limit. In heavy traffic approaching from the south, you’re virtually on the start of the limit before the signs can be seen, which leads to last-minute breaking and further delays.

      Ian

      • SKHighways_England

        Dear Ian,

        Thank you for your feedback, I have passed your comments on to the team managing the current M621 works for their consideration.

        Kind regards

        The M621 Junction 1-7 Improvement Project Team

  • SKHighways_England

    Hello,

    Many thanks for your comment. The current road works on the M621 don’t relate to our M621 Junctions 1 – 7 improvement scheme. However, it is a legal requirement to observe the speed limit anywhere on the road network, failure to do so may result in legal action being taken.

    If you have any further queries about these road works or general enquiries, please contact the Highways England Information Line on 0300 123 5000 or by email to info@highwaysengland.co.uk

    Kind regards
    The M621 Junction 1-7 Improvement Project Team

  • SKHighways_England

    Hello,

    Thank you for your comment. The current road works on the M621 don’t relate to our M621 Junctions 1 – 7 improvement scheme, however more information about these works and its latest diversion routes are available on the following link http://roads.highways.gov.uk/regions/all-regions/?postcode=&keywords=&roads=M621&status=CURRENT

    We don’t expect to have any further closures to the J2a clockwise entry slip road as part of these current road works until the works are being removed. When this happens, please use the approved diversion route.

    Should you have any further queries about these road works, please contact the Highways England Information Line on 0300 123 5000 or by email to info@highwaysengland.co.uk

    Many thanks

  • LCHighways_England

    Dear Nick

    Thank you for your comments. Our scheme aims to address the key causes of congestion on the M621 and as you’ve identified, there is currently significant congestion, particularly at peak times, between junctions 3 and 2a on the anticlockwise (westbound) carriageway as the traffic merges into one lane. Our proposed option has been designed to improve the flow of traffic through that area by increasing lane capacity and changing the priority to allow mainline M621 traffic to move more freely.

    In response to your concerns about the cost of the scheme, funding has been allocated as part of the Government’s Roads Investment Strategy. We’ll regularly review the scheme design and associated costs and will need to clearly demonstrate that the proposed scheme continues to delivers value for money to taxpayers and road users before approval to proceed to construction is granted.

    Kind Regards

    The M621 Junction 1-7 Improvement Project Team

  • LCHighways_England

    Dear Jacob

    Thank you for your comment and sorry for the delay in replying. The M621 J1-7 Improvement scheme is being delivered as part of their Government’s Roads Investment Strategy which commits to improving key junctions on the M621 around Leeds city centre and consequently our project aims to address the cause of congestion on the M621, primarily around junctions 2 to 3 in both directions, and to support Leeds City Council’s development plans to improve the transport network in Leeds.

    Whilst the location you describe is outside the area of our scheme, a programme of improvements at junction 27 is planned as part of Highways England’s Congestion Relief Programme that includes widening of the slip roads to increase capacity and alleviate congestion at that location. Further details of this scheme will be released in due course.

    Kind Regards

    The M621 J1-7 Improvement Project Team