M1 noise barrier

Guy Harrington

We’re installing an innovative noise barrier which will reduce the level of noise for residents living close to the M1 at Wakefield and act as a safety barrier.

This pioneering barrier will be installed along the M1 northbound and southbound carriageways at Denby Dale (junction 39) and on the northbound exit and southbound entry slip roads.

The barriers, 3 at 3 metres high and 1 at 1.85 metres, will be constructed off-site so there will be less chance of weather having an impact on the work. It will also be safer as there will be fewer vehicles moving around the work site and cause less disruption for residents overnight.

During the work a 50mph speed restriction will be in place due to a temporary safety barrier being installed.