M1 junction 45 improvement scheme

Works to widen the slip roads and roundabout to increase capacity at this junction.

Region:  North East
Start date:  31 January 2017
Cost:  ÂŁ8.3 million
Status:  CURRENT
Type:  Improvement Scheme
End date:  December 2017
Programme:  

Progress report

We will start work on this scheme on 31 January 2017. Our contractors, Interserve, will be carrying out the work on our behalf.

What next?

We’ll be widening some of the entry and exit slip roads to the roundabout at junction 45 of the M1 and adding an extra lane to the roundabout itself increasing it from 2 to 3 lanes. This will improve capacity at the junction which is a major route in and out of Leeds city centre.

We’ll need to close the road so we can carry out important bridge works, gantry installation and road surfacing.

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Timeline

Event Date
Work starts 31 January 2017
Work ends December 2017

Cyclists, horse riders, pedestrians

During the works we will extend the underpass under the M1 to Temple Newsam. We will work to make sure this underpass stays open at all times. When works are taking place on the underpass, one of our contractor Interserve’s staff will make sure you are escorted through safely.

On completion of the scheme we will have created a route for pedestrians and cyclists to cross between Pontefract Lane to the north and south of the junction, using Toucan pedestrian and cycle crossings.

Why we need the scheme

The M1 is an important north-south link. Junction 45 serves east Leeds and currently suffers from congestion, particularly at peak times. If we don’t act now, this situation will get worse.

The extra capacity will also be needed to support developments planned in this area, particularly along the East Leeds Link Road, which is part of the Aire Valley Enterprise Zone.

Aims

With this scheme, we aim to:

  • reduce existing delays
  • open up new areas for development
  • encourage economic growth and job creation

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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

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Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J44 and J45 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 19:00 and 06:00 from 18 December 2017 to 20 December 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 17, 2017, 6:02 am
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J46 and J47 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 19:00 and 06:00 from 18 December 2017 to 20 December 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 17, 2017, 6:02 am
Location : The M62 eastbound exit slip at junction J29 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 18 December 2017 to 22 December 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 17, 2017, 6:02 am
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J45 and J46 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 19:00 and 06:00 from 18 December 2017 to 20 December 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 17, 2017, 6:02 am
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J28 and J29 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 18 December 2017 to 22 December 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 17, 2017, 6:02 am
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J28 and J29 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:00 on 16 December 2017 to 06:00 on 22 December 2017.
Posted: December 16, 2017, 9:01 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound between junctions J3 and J4 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 21:00 on 20 December 2017.
Posted: December 16, 2017, 5:32 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 17 December 2017 to 21 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 16, 2017, 3:00 pm
Location : The M1 northbound exit slip at junction J45 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 10:00 and 15:00 from 17 December 2017 to 21 December 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 16, 2017, 3:00 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 21:00 and 06:00 from 18 December 2017 to 21 December 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 1 February 2018 to 3 February 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 5 February 2018 to 10 February 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 12 February 2018 to 17 February 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 16, 2017, 6:07 am
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 21:00 and 06:00 from 18 December 2017 to 21 December 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 1 February 2018 to 3 February 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 5 February 2018 to 10 February 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 12 February 2018 to 17 February 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 16, 2017, 6:07 am
Location : The M621 eastbound at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 18 December 2017 to 21 December 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 1 February 2018 to 3 February 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 5 February 2018 to 10 February 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 12 February 2018 to 17 February 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 16, 2017, 6:07 am
Location : The M621 westbound between junctions J4 and J3 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 18 December 2017 to 21 December 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 1 February 2018 to 3 February 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 5 February 2018 to 10 February 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 12 February 2018 to 17 February 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 16, 2017, 6:05 am
Location : The M621 westbound exit slip at junction J5 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 18 December 2017 to 21 December 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 1 February 2018 to 3 February 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 5 February 2018 to 10 February 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 12 February 2018 to 17 February 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 16, 2017, 6:05 am
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 21:00 and 06:00 from 18 December 2017 to 21 December 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 1 February 2018 to 3 February 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 5 February 2018 to 10 February 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 12 February 2018 to 17 February 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 16, 2017, 6:05 am
Location : The M621 westbound entry slip at junction J6 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 18 December 2017 to 21 December 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 1 February 2018 to 3 February 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 5 February 2018 to 10 February 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 12 February 2018 to 17 February 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 16, 2017, 6:05 am
Location : The M621 westbound exit slip at junction J4 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 18 December 2017 to 21 December 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 1 February 2018 to 3 February 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 5 February 2018 to 10 February 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 12 February 2018 to 17 February 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 16, 2017, 6:05 am
Location : The M621 westbound between junctions J7 and J6 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 18 December 2017 to 21 December 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 1 February 2018 to 3 February 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 5 February 2018 to 10 February 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 12 February 2018 to 17 February 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 16, 2017, 6:05 am
Location : The M621 westbound exit slip at junction J3 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 18 December 2017 to 21 December 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 1 February 2018 to 3 February 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 5 February 2018 to 10 February 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 12 February 2018 to 17 February 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 16, 2017, 6:05 am
Location : The M621 westbound between junctions J4 and J3 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 21:00 on 18 December 2017.
Posted: December 16, 2017, 6:05 am
Location : The M621 westbound between junctions J5 and J4 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 21:00 on 18 December 2017.
Posted: December 16, 2017, 6:05 am
Location : The M1 southbound entry slip at junction J45 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 19:00 and 06:00 from 18 December 2017 to 22 December 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 16, 2017, 6:04 am
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J46 and J45 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 15 December 2017 to 06:00 on 16 December 2017. Schedule : From 19:00 on 20 December 2017 to 06:00 on 21 December 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 16, 2017, 5:17 am
Location : The M1 northbound entry slip at junction J45 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 19:07 on 15 December 2017 to 06:00 on 18 December 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 7:08 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J28 and J29 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 19:00 and 06:00 from 18 December 2017 to 22 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The M621 westbound between junction J1 and the M62 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:00 from 21 December 2017 to 22 December 2017.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The M62 westbound exit slip at junction J29 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 17 December 2017 to 06:00 on 18 December 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J28 and J29 . Lane Closures : Lane four will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 17 December 2017 to 06:00 on 18 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J45 and J46 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 31 December 2017.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound between junctions J3 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:00 from 21 December 2017 to 22 December 2017.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J42 and J44 . Lane Closures : Lane four will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 17 December 2017 to 06:00 on 18 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of five lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The M621 westbound between junctions J5 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:00 from 21 December 2017 to 22 December 2017.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J44 and J42 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 December 2017 to 06:00 on 21 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of five lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J45 and J47 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 19:00 on 14 December 2017 to 06:00 on 20 December 2017.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J29 and J31 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 December 2017 to 06:00 on 19 December 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J44 and J42 . Lane Closures : Lane four will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 17 December 2017 to 06:00 on 18 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of five lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 December 2017 to 06:00 on 21 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound between junctions J2 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 December 2017 to 06:00 on 21 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J46 and J44 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 31 December 2017.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound between junctions J2 and J3 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:00 from 21 December 2017 to 22 December 2017.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The M621 westbound between junctions J5 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:00 from 21 December 2017 to 22 December 2017.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The M1 northbound exit slip at junction J45 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 10:00 on 11 December 2017 to 15:00 on 21 December 2017.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound between junctions J2 and J2A . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 December 2017 to 06:00 on 21 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J30 and J32 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 19 December 2017 to 06:00 on 20 December 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound between junctions J2 and J3 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:00 from 21 December 2017 to 22 December 2017.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J30 and J32 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 15:42 on 25 August 2017 to 06:00 on 24 March 2018.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound between junctions J4 and J5 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 December 2017 to 06:00 on 21 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J45 and J46 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 31 December 2017.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J45 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 10:00 on 12 December 2017 to 15:00 on 21 December 2017.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound between junctions J3 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 December 2017 to 06:00 on 21 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The M621 westbound entry slip at junction J6 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 December 2017 to 06:00 on 22 December 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The M1 northbound at junction J43 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 21 December 2017 to 06:00 on 22 December 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The M621 westbound between junction J1 and the M62 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:00 from 21 December 2017 to 22 December 2017.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The M1 southbound at junction J42 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 19 December 2017 to 06:00 on 20 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J45 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 19:00 on 14 December 2017 to 06:00 on 22 December 2017.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound at junction J7 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 December 2017 to 06:00 on 21 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound between junctions J3 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:00 from 21 December 2017 to 22 December 2017.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The M1 southbound at junction J42 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 December 2017 to 06:00 on 21 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J45 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 21 December 2017 to 06:00 on 22 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J29 and J28 . Lane Closures : Lane four will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 17 December 2017 to 06:00 on 18 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J29 and J28 . Lane Closures : Lane four will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 19:00 and 06:00 from 18 December 2017 to 22 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 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 21:00 on 19 December 2017 to 06:00 on 20 December 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:13 pm

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