M621 junctions 1 to 7

Improvements to key junctions on the M621.

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

Progress report

We are carrying out our improvements to the M621 in two phases:

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

As part of the process for phase 2, we’ve 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 now be viewed in the Highways Act 1980 - Orders section below and you’ll have until 13 December 2019 to comment or object.

They are also available to view at Hillside Enterprise Centre (Beeston Road, Leeds) and Beeston Library from 31 October 2019 until 13 December 2019.

If you wish to object or comment, please write to the Secretary of State for Transport, at the National Transport Casework Team, Tyneside House, Skinnerburn Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7AR or by email to nationalcasework@dft.gov.uk by 13 December 2019.

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’ll also be starting work on phase 1 in autumn 2019. 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 make journeys more reliable
  • improve safety
  • provide better and real-time information to drivers
  • avoid and mitigate potential environmental impacts of the scheme and enhance, where possible, the built and natural environment
  • support Leeds City Council’s development plans, including updates to the Leeds transport network, where possible

The scheme in detail

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

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

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

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

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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

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Location : The M621 westbound exit slip at junction J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 15 November 2019 to 06:00 on 16 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 November 2019 to 1 December 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 11:20 pm
Location : The M621 westbound between junctions J7 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 10:02 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J41 and J39 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There are two of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 10:02 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J29 and J30 . Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 8:44 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J30 and J29 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 8:03 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J42 and J44 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 26 November 2019.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 6:33 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J29 and J30 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 12:23 on 15 October 2019 to 06:00 on 7 December 2019.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 6:02 pm
Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J39 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road marking works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 18 November 2019 to 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 1:42 pm
Location : The M1 southbound entry slip at junction J39 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road marking works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 18 November 2019 to 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 1:42 pm
Location : The M1 northbound exit slip at junction J39 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road marking works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 18 November 2019 to 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 1:42 pm
Location : The M1 northbound entry slip at junction J39 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road marking works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 18 November 2019 to 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 1:42 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound between junctions J3 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 18 November 2019 to 23 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 10:55 am
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J41 and J42 . Lane Closures : Lanes 3 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 November 2019 to 06:00 on 22 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of five lanes closed.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 9:13 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J40 and J41 . Lane Closures : Lanes 3 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 November 2019 to 06:00 on 22 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 9:13 pm
Location : The M62 westbound at junction J30 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 16 November 2019 to 08:00 on 17 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 2:33 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J41 and J42 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 16 November 2019 to 08:00 on 17 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of five lanes closed.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 2:33 pm
Location : The M1 northbound exit slip at junction J42 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 16 November 2019 to 08:00 on 17 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 2:33 pm
Location : The M1 northbound at junction J41 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 16 November 2019 to 08:00 on 17 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 2:33 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J30 and J29 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 16 November 2019 to 08:00 on 17 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 2:33 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J32 and J30 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 18 November 2019 to 15:00 on 18 November 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:00 from 21 November 2019 to 22 November 2019.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 8:04 am
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J39 and J41 . Lane Closures : Lanes 3 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 November 2019 to 06:00 on 21 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 13, 2019, 9:13 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J30 and J29 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 16:00 on 9 October 2019 to 06:00 on 4 December 2019.
Posted: November 13, 2019, 11:19 am
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J28 and J29 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:01 on 8 October 2019 to 06:00 on 7 December 2019.
Posted: November 13, 2019, 11:19 am
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J31 and J29 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 15:58 on 9 October 2019 to 06:00 on 4 December 2019.
Posted: November 13, 2019, 11:19 am
Location : The M1 northbound exit slip at junction J46 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:30 on 19 November 2019 to 15:30 on 19 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 13, 2019, 9:53 am
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J45 and J46 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:30 on 19 November 2019 to 15:30 on 19 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 13, 2019, 9:53 am
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J28 and J26 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 18 November 2019 to 06:00 on 19 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 13, 2019, 7:33 am
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J29 and J30 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 November 2019 to 06:00 on 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 9:12 pm
Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J42 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 November 2019 to 06:00 on 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 9:12 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound entry slip at junction J29 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 November 2019 to 06:00 on 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 9:12 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J29 and J30 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 November 2019 to 06:00 on 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 9:12 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound at junction J29 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 November 2019 to 06:00 on 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 9:12 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 : From 20:00 on 19 November 2019 to 06:00 on 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 8:15 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J28 and J27 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 November 2019 to 06:00 on 21 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 8:15 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J27 and J28 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 November 2019 to 06:00 on 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 8:15 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J27 and J28 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 November 2019 to 06:00 on 21 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 8:15 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J46 and J47 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 18 November 2019 to 19:00 on 22 November 2019.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 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 20:00 on 18 November 2019 to 06:00 on 19 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J26 and J27 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 November 2019 to 06:00 on 19 November 2019.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound exit slip at junction J27 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 November 2019 to 06:00 on 19 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound between the M62 and junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 November 2019 to 06:00 on 19 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J24 and J25 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 18 November 2019 to 06:00 on 19 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm

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