M621 junctions 1 to 7

Improvements to key junctions on the M621.

Region:  North East
Start date:  November 2019
Cost:  TBC
Status:  CURRENT
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  2021-22
Programme:  M621 improvements

Progress report

We have started work to widen junction 7 at Stourton as part of phase one. More information is available on the junction 7 widening page.

As part of the process of phase two, we published our statutory orders under the Highways Act 1980. These 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.

You can see the orders and supporting documentation under the Orders tab of the Project media files and documents sections below.

In connection with parts of the land required for the scheme, a further notice has been published in relation to an exemption to the giving of exchange land. This is part of the legal process and is available to view in the Project media files and documents section below. The notice is also available to view at Beeston Library from Thursday 13 February until Friday 27 March 2020.

On 10 January 2020 the Department for Transport issued to all outstanding objectors a ‘notice of intention to hold Public Local Inquiries’ into the orders. The date of this notice is known as the ‘relevant date’ and other key dates in the public inquiry process are measured from it.

Although a public enquiry has been called by the Secretary of State, the proposed date has not yet been confirmed.

As part of the process, we have written a Statement of Case which summarises the scheme, objections and representations and Highways England responses.

All documents related to this can be viewed under the orders and statement of case tabs on the Project media files and documents section below.

Please note - some of these are large files. If you have difficulties in accessing these, please contact us via email: M621J1to7@highwaysengland.co.uk .

They can also be viewed at Beeston Library, Town Street, Leeds, LS11 8PN during normal opening hours.

Please note: Beeston Library is following the advice surrounding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and is closed as of Thursday 19 March 2020 until further notice. Should anyone require sight of a hard copy please contact M621J1to7@highwaysengland.co.uk and this can be posted to you. All files located at the Beeston Library are available on this web page within the ‘Project Media & Documents' section below.

What's next?

We are still working on the detailed design for phase 2. At the end of January 2020 we completed ground investigation work which involved gathering information about the condition of the ground, and locations of underground pipes and cables. We will now use this information to develop our detailed design.

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 exit slip at junction J28 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 30 March 2020 to 4 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 6 April 2020 to 9 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 14 April 2020 to 18 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 20 April 2020 to 23 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 7:54 am
Location : The M62 eastbound exit slip at junction J28 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 30 March 2020 to 4 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 6 April 2020 to 9 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 14 April 2020 to 18 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 20 April 2020 to 23 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 7:51 am
Location : The M62 westbound exit slip at junction J25 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:30 and 17:00 from 30 March 2020 to 3 April 2020.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 5:10 pm
Location : The M62 westbound at junction J25 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:30 and 17:00 from 30 March 2020 to 3 April 2020.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 5:03 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J35A and J39 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 30 March 2020 to 16:00 on 30 March 2020.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 4:06 pm
Location : The M1 northbound entry slip at junction J39 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 30 March 2020 to 16:00 on 30 March 2020.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 4:03 pm
Location : The M1 northbound entry slip at junction J42 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 31 March 2020 to 2 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 3:49 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J30 and J29 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 March 2020 to 06:00 on 30 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 2:33 pm
Location : The M621 westbound between junction J1 and the M62 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 31 March 2020 to 06:00 on 1 April 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 1:18 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound between the M62 and junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 31 March 2020 to 06:00 on 1 April 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 1:18 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J45 and J44 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Bridge repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 19:00 and 06:00 from 3 April 2020 to 6 April 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 11:55 am
Location : The M1 southbound entry slip at junction J45 . Reason : Bridge repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 19:00 and 06:00 from 3 April 2020 to 6 April 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 11:55 am
Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J44 . Reason : Bridge repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 19:00 and 06:00 from 3 April 2020 to 6 April 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 11:55 am
Location : The M621 eastbound entry slip at junction J4 . Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 30 March 2020 to 3 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 6 April 2020 to 9 April 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 11:22 am
Location : The M621 eastbound entry slip at junction J5 . Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 30 March 2020 to 3 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 6 April 2020 to 9 April 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 11:22 am
Location : The M621 eastbound exit slip at junction J7 . Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 30 March 2020 to 3 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 6 April 2020 to 9 April 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 11:21 am
Location : The M621 eastbound exit slip at junction J4 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 30 March 2020 to 3 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 6 April 2020 to 9 April 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 11:21 am
Location : The M621 eastbound between junctions J2 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 30 March 2020 to 3 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 6 April 2020 to 9 April 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 11:21 am
Location : The M621 eastbound exit slip at junction J6 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 30 March 2020 to 3 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 6 April 2020 to 9 April 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 11:21 am
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: March 24, 2020, 11:00 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: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The M621 westbound exit slip at junction J7 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 30 March 2020.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The M621 westbound exit slip at junction J7 . 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 30 March 2020 to 4 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 6 April 2020 to 9 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 14 April 2020 to 18 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 20 April 2020 to 25 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am

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