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:  £8.3 million
Status:  CURRENT
Type:  Improvement Scheme
End date:  August 2017
Programme:  

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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 August 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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Planned roadworks

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Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J45 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 10:00 and 15:00 from 30 May 2017 to 2 June 2017. Schedule : From 10:00 on 5 June 2017 to 15:00 on 5 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J42 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 1 June 2017 to 06:00 on 2 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J45 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 31 May 2017 to 06:00 on 1 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The M1 northbound at junction J42 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 1 June 2017 to 06:00 on 2 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J44 and J43 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 1 June 2017 to 13:00 on 1 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J44 and J42 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 1 June 2017 to 13:00 on 1 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of five lanes closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J47 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Horticultural works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 19:00 on 2 June 2017.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The M1 northbound at junction J45 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 2 June 2017 to 06:00 on 3 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
From Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J42 . To Location : The M62 westbound entry slip at junction J29 from M1 south. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 1 June 2017 to 06:00 on 2 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The M1 northbound entry slip at junction J47 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Horticultural works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 19:00 on 2 June 2017.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
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 21:00 on 31 May 2017 to 06:00 on 1 June 2017. Schedule : From 21:00 on 2 June 2017 to 06:00 on 3 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J29 and J28 . Lane Closures : Lane four will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 31 May 2017 to 06:00 on 1 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J29 and J30 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 30 May 2017 to 05:00 on 31 May 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J46 and J45 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 2 June 2017 to 06:00 on 3 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J31 and J30 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 31 May 2017 to 06:00 on 1 June 2017. Schedule : From 21:00 on 2 June 2017 to 06:00 on 3 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
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 25 August 2017.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
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 25 August 2017.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am

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