M621 junctions 1 to 7

Improvements to key junctions on the M621.

Region:  North East
Start date:  Autumn 2019
Cost:  TBC
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  2021 - 2022
Programme:  M621 improvements

Progress report

As part of the process for phase two, we published our statutory orders under the Highways Act 1980. Statutory orders, with associated schedules and plans, are the primary documents which give legal powers to the Secretary of State to construct road improvement schemes.

These can be viewed in the Highways Act 1980 - Orders section below.The period for comment or objection on the main statutory orders has now closed and ended on Friday 13 December 2019. We are currently awaiting the decision from the Secretary of State as to whether a public inquiry may be required.

As part of the legal process, in connection with parts of the land required for the scheme, an additional Notice of Intention has been published about the exchanging of land. This is available to view in the section below. You’ll have until Friday 10 January 2020 to comment or object. The Notice of Intention, as well as the statutory orders, are available to view at Hillside Enterprise Centre (Beeston Road, Leeds) and Beeston Library from Thursday 12 December 2019 until Friday 10 January 2020.

If you wish to object or comment on the Notice of Intention, please write to The Planning Casework Unit, 5 St Philips Place, Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 2PW by 10 January 2020 quoting reference: PCU/S19/N4720/3240579

If you have any queries relating to the Orders further information on the scheme may be obtained from the Highways England (Leeds) office by calling 0300 123 5000 or emailing M621J1to7@highwaysengland.co.uk

What's next?

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 is taking place now between junction 1 and just east of junction 6, overnight, and will create noise as well as short term disruption to the M621 and some connecting roads.

We’ve also started work on phase one to widen junction 7. More information is available on the junction 7 widening page.

Timeline

Date Event
4 September to 15 October 2017 Have your say
Spring 2018 Preferred Route Announcement
Autumn 2019 Ground investigation work
31 October 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 improve journey time reliability
  • improve the safety of the M621 corridor for drivers
  • 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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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 between junctions J31 and J30 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 24 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 24, 2020, 5:33 am
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J27 and J28 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 24 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 24, 2020, 5:31 am
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J48 and J47 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 24 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 8:54 pm
Location : The M606 northbound between junctions J2 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane three is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 24 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 8:53 pm
Location : The M62 westbound entry slip at junction J30 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 24 January 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 8:52 pm
Location : The M62 westbound exit slip at junction J29 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 24 January 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 8:52 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J30 and J29 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 24 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There are two of four lanes closed.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 8:52 pm
Location : The M62 westbound at junction J29 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 24 January 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 8:52 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound exit slip at junction J28 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 24 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 8:34 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J47 and J48 . Lane Closures : Lane three is closed. Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 24 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 7:00 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J29 and J30 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 22:01 on 21 January 2020 to 06:00 on 5 February 2020.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 5:53 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J42 and J44 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 27 January 2020 to 19:00 on 27 January 2020.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 9:02 am
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J44 and J45 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 27 January 2020 to 19:00 on 27 January 2020.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 8:53 am
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J43 and J44 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 24 January 2020 to 19:00 on 24 January 2020.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 8:45 am
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J31 and J29 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:04 on 22 January 2020 to 06:00 on 29 January 2020.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 8:33 am
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J28 and J27 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 28 January 2020 to 06:00 on 29 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 7:42 am
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J26 and J27 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 29 January 2020 to 06:00 on 30 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 7:32 am
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J46 and J48 . Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 30 January 2020 to 19:00 on 30 January 2020.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 6:12 am
Location : The M606 southbound exit slip at junction J1 to M62 West. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 29 January 2020 to 06:00 on 30 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 10:14 pm
Location : The M62 westbound entry slip at junction J26 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 29 January 2020 to 06:00 on 30 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 10:14 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 22:00 on 29 January 2020 to 06:00 on 30 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 10:14 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J26 and J25 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 29 January 2020 to 06:00 on 30 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 10:14 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J25 and J26 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 January 2020 to 06:00 on 4 February 2020.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 8:15 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound 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 29 January 2020 to 1 February 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 3 February 2020 to 06:00 on 4 February 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 8:15 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J25 and J26 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 January 2020 to 1 February 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 3 February 2020 to 06:00 on 4 February 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 8:15 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J25 and J26 . 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 29 January 2020 to 1 February 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 3 February 2020 to 06:00 on 4 February 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 8:15 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J32 and J30 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 24 January 2020 to 15:00 on 24 January 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:00 from 27 January 2020 to 31 January 2020.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 3:01 pm
Location : The M62 westbound exit slip at junction J28 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 24 January 2020 to 19:00 on 24 January 2020.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 10:14 am
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J44 and J43 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 24 January 2020 to 19:00 on 24 January 2020.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 10:12 am
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J44 and J42 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 24 January 2020 to 19:00 on 24 January 2020.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 10:12 am
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J45 and J47 . Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 29 January 2020 to 19:00 on 29 January 2020.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 6:12 am
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J26 and J27 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 28 January 2020 to 06:00 on 29 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 21, 2020, 10:14 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J31 and J30 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 27 January 2020 to 23:59 on 30 January 2020.
Posted: January 21, 2020, 1:22 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound exit slip at junction J27 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 28 January 2020 to 15:30 on 28 January 2020.
Posted: January 21, 2020, 9:13 am
Location : The M621 eastbound between the M62 and junction J1 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 28 January 2020 to 15:30 on 28 January 2020.
Posted: January 21, 2020, 9:13 am
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J43 and J45 . Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 28 January 2020 to 19:00 on 28 January 2020.
Posted: January 21, 2020, 6:12 am
Location : The M621 eastbound between the M62 and junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 27 January 2020 to 06:00 on 28 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 20, 2020, 9:13 pm
Location : The M621 westbound between junction J1 and the M62 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 27 January 2020 to 06:00 on 28 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 20, 2020, 9:13 pm
Location : The M621 westbound between junction J1 and the M62 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 27 January 2020 to 06:00 on 28 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 20, 2020, 9:13 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J31 and J30 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 January 2020 to 06:00 on 28 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 20, 2020, 8:15 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J30 and J29 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 January 2020 to 06:00 on 28 January 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 20, 2020, 8:15 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J26 and J27 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 January 2020 to 06:00 on 28 January 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 20, 2020, 8:15 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound exit slip at junction J27 For A62/A650. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 January 2020 to 06:00 on 28 January 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 20, 2020, 8:15 pm
Location : The M1 northbound at junction J42 . Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 27 January 2020 to 19:00 on 27 January 2020.
Posted: January 20, 2020, 10:31 am
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J42 and J44 . Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 27 January 2020 to 19:00 on 27 January 2020.
Posted: January 20, 2020, 10:31 am
Location : The M621 eastbound exit slip at junction J7 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 11 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound exit slip at junction J7 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 09:32 on 27 November 2019 to 06:00 on 11 April 2020.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 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 : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 January 2020 to 1 February 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J28 and J27 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 January 2020 to 06:00 on 1 February 2020.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm
Location : The M62 westbound entry slip at junction J28 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 January 2020 to 1 February 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm

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