M621 junctions 1 to 7Recently updated

Improvements to key junctions on the M621.

Region:  North East
Start date:  TBC
Cost:  TBC
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  

Progress report

We have developed solutions to increase the capacity of the M621 and improve journey time reliability along the route. We’ve looked at a number of ways to improve the M621 and our six week public consultation closed on 15 October 2017.

You can view our consultation brochure, outlining all of our proposals. We have now published our Public Consultation Report which summarises the information we provided during this consultation, how we engaged the public and the views raised.

The consultation allowed members of the public and stakeholders to view our three proposed options and to understand the reasons for the improvements and the benefits. Please note the consultation period for formal response is now closed.

We have used the findings of the Public Consultation Report and further assessment work to help us select a preferred option (known as our preferred route). The findings will also be used to help us refine our design. You can view our Preferred Route Announcement brochure which gives you more details.

What's next?

Now we have selected our preferred route we will develop the design in more detail.

Once we have a more detailed design, we will publish our proposals, which are known as publishing our draft orders. We will then hold a statutory consultation which we will notify you of in due course.

Timeline

Date Event
4 September to 15 October 2017 Have your say
Spring 2018 Preferred Route Announcement
Autumn/winter 2018 Publish draft orders
TBC Scheme starts on site

Why we need this scheme

The M621 is currently operating at or above capacity during peak periods, which leads to congestion, poor journey time reliability and poor safety performance. The scheme aims to address these issues and in doing so support the region’s economic growth aspirations. In addition, there is an absence of driver information technology along this stretch of the network. The implementation of technology will form part of the planned improvements to the M621 and will look to improve safety and incident management as well as improve the ability to manage traffic on the M621.

The scheme is included in the Highways England Delivery Plan.

Aims

The aims of this scheme are to:

  • increase capacity and improve journey time reliability
  • improve the safety of the scheme corridor for road users
  • provide better and real time information to road users
  • 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

Junction 7

In addition to our proposals presented above, we have also identified an opportunity to make improvements at junction 7 (Stourton). We are currently developing plans to widen the eastbound (clockwise) exit slip road from two lanes to three. This, together with some widening to the roundabout, will enable more vehicles to use this junction and improve the existing congestion that is currently experienced on this slip road.

We are working closely with Leeds City Council to ensure our plans align with their wider transport strategy for the city.

Subject to this improvement remaining value for money and obtaining the necessary funding approvals we are aiming to start work on site at junction 7 in 2018/19.

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Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

The latest incident information for England's motorway and trunk routes provided by Highways England

Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J44 and J42 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Horticultural works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 19:00 on 1 June 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 4:53 pm
Location : The M62 westbound exit slip at junction J27 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 28 May 2018 to 1 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 4 June 2018 to 8 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 11 June 2018 to 15 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 18 June 2018 to 22 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 2:34 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound exit slip at junction J28 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 28 May 2018 to 1 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 4 June 2018 to 8 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 11 June 2018 to 15 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 18 June 2018 to 22 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 2:34 pm
Location : The M62 westbound exit slip at junction J28 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 28 May 2018 to 1 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 4 June 2018 to 8 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 11 June 2018 to 15 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 18 June 2018 to 22 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 2:34 pm
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J44 and J42 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Road marking works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 31 May 2018 to 06:00 on 1 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M621 westbound exit slip at junction J4 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 4 June 2018 to 7 June 2018. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 June 2018 to 06:00 on 9 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 11 June 2018 to 16 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J38 and J39 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 May 2018 to 06:00 on 30 May 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M621 westbound exit slip at junction J1 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 4 June 2018 to 7 June 2018. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 June 2018 to 06:00 on 9 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 11 June 2018 to 16 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J38 and J39 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 29 May 2018 to 16:00 on 29 May 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J38 and J39 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 May 2018 to 06:00 on 30 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J45 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 10:00 on 29 May 2018 to 15:00 on 8 June 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M621 westbound exit slip at junction J5 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 4 June 2018 to 7 June 2018. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 June 2018 to 06:00 on 9 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 11 June 2018 to 16 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J45 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 10:00 and 15:00 from 29 May 2018 to 1 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 10:00 and 15:00 from 4 June 2018 to 8 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M621 westbound exit slip at junction J2A . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 4 June 2018 to 7 June 2018. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 June 2018 to 06:00 on 9 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 11 June 2018 to 16 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M1 northbound exit slip at junction J39 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 May 2018 to 06:00 on 30 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M621 westbound at junction J7 . 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 29 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 4 June 2018 to 7 June 2018. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 June 2018 to 06:00 on 9 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 11 June 2018 to 16 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M1 northbound exit slip at junction J39 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 29 May 2018 to 16:00 on 29 May 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M62 westbound exit slip at junction J29 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 31 May 2018 to 06:00 on 1 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M1 southbound entry slip at junction J47 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Horticultural works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 19:00 on 1 June 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J27 and J26 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 29 May 2018 to 06:00 on 30 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M1 southbound entry slip at junction J39 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 30 May 2018 to 06:00 on 31 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M621 westbound between junctions J7 and J6 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 4 June 2018 to 7 June 2018. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 June 2018 to 06:00 on 9 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 11 June 2018 to 16 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J39 and J38 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 30 May 2018 to 06:00 on 31 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M621 westbound between junction J1 and the M62 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 29 May 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J47 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road marking works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 31 May 2018 to 06:00 on 1 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound between junctions J3 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 4 June 2018 to 7 June 2018. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 June 2018 to 06:00 on 9 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J47 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Horticultural works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 19:00 on 1 June 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M621 westbound entry slip at junction J2 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 4 June 2018 to 7 June 2018. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 June 2018 to 06:00 on 9 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 11 June 2018 to 16 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J45 and J46 . Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 19:00 from 29 May 2018 to 1 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 19:00 from 4 June 2018 to 8 June 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M621 westbound exit slip at junction J2 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 4 June 2018 to 7 June 2018. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 June 2018 to 06:00 on 9 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 11 June 2018 to 16 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J48 and J46 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Road marking works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 31 May 2018 to 06:00 on 1 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M62 westbound at junction J29 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 31 May 2018 to 06:00 on 1 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J48 and J47 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Horticultural works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 19:00 on 1 June 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M62 westbound exit slip at junction J27 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 09:31 on 8 May 2018 to 06:00 on 30 November 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J46 and J45 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Horticultural works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 19:00 on 1 June 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M62 westbound at junction J27 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 29 June 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M1 northbound exit slip at junction J45 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 10:00 on 29 May 2018 to 15:00 on 8 June 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J26 and J27 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 30 May 2018 to 06:00 on 31 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M1 northbound exit slip at junction J45 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 10:00 and 15:00 from 29 May 2018 to 1 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 10:00 and 15:00 from 4 June 2018 to 8 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M621 westbound entry slip at junction J6 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 4 June 2018 to 7 June 2018. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 June 2018 to 06:00 on 9 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 11 June 2018 to 16 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J40 and J39 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 30 May 2018 to 06:00 on 31 May 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M621 westbound between junctions J5 and J4 . 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 29 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 4 June 2018 to 7 June 2018. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 June 2018 to 06:00 on 9 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 11 June 2018 to 16 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J40 and J38 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 30 May 2018 to 06:00 on 31 May 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M621 westbound between junctions J4 and J1 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 4 June 2018 to 7 June 2018. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 June 2018 to 06:00 on 9 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 11 June 2018 to 16 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J47 and J46 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Horticultural works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 19:00 on 1 June 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M621 westbound between junction J1 and the M62 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 May 2018 to 3 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound exit slip at junction 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 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound between junctions J1 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 4 June 2018 to 7 June 2018. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 June 2018 to 06:00 on 9 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 11 June 2018 to 16 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound exit slip at junction J28 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 09:31 on 8 May 2018 to 06:00 on 21 December 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound between junctions J3 and J7 . 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 29 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 4 June 2018 to 7 June 2018. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 June 2018 to 06:00 on 9 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 11 June 2018 to 16 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J44 and J42 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Horticultural works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 19:00 on 1 June 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M621 westbound entry slip at junction J3 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 4 June 2018 to 7 June 2018. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 June 2018 to 06:00 on 9 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 11 June 2018 to 16 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound between the M62 and junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 May 2018 to 1 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M621 westbound between junction J1 and the M62 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 24 May 2018 to 06:00 on 25 May 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 May 2018 to 1 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J44 and J42 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Road marking works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 31 May 2018 to 06:00 on 1 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M621 westbound exit slip at junction J3 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 4 June 2018 to 7 June 2018. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 June 2018 to 06:00 on 9 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 11 June 2018 to 16 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 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 21:30 on 31 May 2018 to 06:00 on 1 June 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound between the M62 and junction J1 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 29 May 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M62 westbound exit slip at junction J28 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 09:31 on 8 May 2018 to 06:00 on 21 December 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound between the M62 and junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 May 2018 to 3 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 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