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 between junctions J28 and J27 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 21:00 on 8 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There are two of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 12:31 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J26 and J28 . Lane Closures : Lane three is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 8:05 am
Location : The M621 westbound between junctions J7 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 August 2020 to 09:00 on 9 August 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 August 2020 to 13:00 on 22 August 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 August 2020 to 06:00 on 23 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 8:00 am
Location : The M1 northbound exit slip at junction J39 . 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 8 August 2020 to 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:06 am
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J40 and J39 . 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 8 August 2020 to 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:06 am
Location : The M1 northbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 8 August 2020 to 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:06 am
Location : The M1 southbound at junction J39 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 8 August 2020 to 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:06 am
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J28 and J27 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 06:05 on 8 August 2020 to 06:00 on 26 August 2020.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:06 am
Location : The M621 eastbound between junctions J3 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 8 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:02 am
Location : The M621 eastbound exit slip at junction J7 . Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 9 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:02 am
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J28 and J27 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 7 August 2020 to 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 4:31 am
Location : The M621 eastbound between junctions J3 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 August 2020 to 09:00 on 9 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 9:50 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound between junctions J3 and J5 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 August 2020 to 09:00 on 9 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 9:50 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound exit slip at junction J2 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 August 2020 to 06:00 on 13 October 2020.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 9:50 pm
Location : The M621 westbound between junctions J3 and J1 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 22:00 on 7 August 2020 to 06:00 on 8 October 2020.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 9:01 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound exit slip at junction J7 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 18:00 on 9 August 2020 to 06:00 on 15 August 2020. Schedule : From 18:00 on 16 August 2020 to 06:00 on 14 October 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 7:02 pm
Location : The M62 westbound exit slip at junction J31 . 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 10 August 2020 to 12 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 12:40 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound between junctions J1 and J2A . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 13:00 from 14 August 2020 to 16 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 11:03 am
Location : The M621 westbound between junctions J3 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 August 2020 to 13:00 on 15 August 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 15 August 2020 to 06:00 on 16 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 11:03 am
Location : The M621 eastbound at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 13:00 from 14 August 2020 to 16 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 11:03 am
Location : The M621 westbound between junctions J2A and J1 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 August 2020 to 13:00 on 15 August 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 15 August 2020 to 06:00 on 16 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 11:03 am
Location : The M621 eastbound between junctions J2 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 13:00 from 14 August 2020 to 16 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 11:03 am
Location : The M621 westbound at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 14 August 2020 to 13:00 on 15 August 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 15 August 2020 to 06:00 on 16 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 11:03 am
Location : The M621 westbound entry slip at junction J6 . Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 14 October 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 7:40 am
Location : The M621 westbound between junctions J7 and J4 . 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 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 7:40 am
Location : The M621 westbound entry slip at junction J7 . Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 7:40 am
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J26 and J27 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 13 August 2020 to 06:00 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 5:02 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 : From 21:00 on 13 August 2020 to 06:00 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 5:02 am
Location : The M62 westbound exit slip at junction J29 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 02:14 on 7 August 2020 to 06:00 on 23 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 1:20 am
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J31 and J30 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 13 August 2020 to 06:00 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 8:11 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J30 and J31 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 13 August 2020 to 06:00 on 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 8:11 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J26 and J27 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 11 August 2020 to 06:00 on 12 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 1:00 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J26 and J27 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 10 August 2020 to 06:00 on 11 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 1:00 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J27 and J26 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 12 August 2020 to 06:00 on 13 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 1:00 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J27 and J26 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 11 August 2020 to 06:00 on 12 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 1:00 pm
Location : The M1 northbound at junction J42 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 22 August 2020.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 6:53 am
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J25 and J26 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 12 August 2020 to 05:00 on 13 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 7:11 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound at junction J25 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 12 August 2020 to 05:00 on 13 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 7:11 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound at junction J26 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 12 August 2020 to 05:00 on 13 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 7:11 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J35A and J39 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 10 August 2020 to 15:00 on 10 August 2020. Schedule : From 12:00 on 11 August 2020 to 15:00 on 11 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:00 from 12 August 2020 to 14 August 2020.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 1:42 pm
Location : The M62 westbound at junction J25 . Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 11 August 2020 to 15:00 on 11 August 2020.
Posted: August 4, 2020, 12:12 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J42 and J43 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 8 August 2020 to 06:00 on 9 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 1, 2020, 6:12 pm
Location : The A1M southbound between junctions J43 and J42 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 8 August 2020 to 06:00 on 9 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 1, 2020, 6:12 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J28 and J27 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 14 August 2020 to 17 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 August 2020 to 26 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 8:12 pm
Location : The M62 westbound at junction J29 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 22 August 2020.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:29 pm
Location : The M1 southbound at junction J42 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 22 August 2020.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:29 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound at junction J29 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 22 August 2020.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:29 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound exit slip at junction J29 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 24 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:28 pm
Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J42 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 22 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:27 pm
Location : The M1 northbound exit slip at junction J42 For M62 East. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 24 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:27 pm

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