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 between junctions J47 and J46 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadside Equipment Maintenance. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 19:00 on 28 March 2017.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 10:17 am
Location : The M1 northbound exit slip at junction J41 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 10:00 and 16:00 from 29 March 2017 to 31 March 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 10:00 and 16:00 from 3 April 2017 to 7 April 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 10:00 and 16:00 from 10 April 2017 to 12 April 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 10:00 and 16:00 from 18 April 2017 to 21 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 10:17 am
Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J45 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 15:00 on 28 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 9:00 am
Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J41 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 16:00 on 28 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 9:00 am
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J46 and J45 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadside Equipment Maintenance. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 19:00 on 28 March 2017.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 7:46 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: March 28, 2017, 7:45 am
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J44 and J45 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 3 April 2017 to 5 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 27, 2017, 11:58 pm
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 20:00 and 06:00 from 3 April 2017 to 5 April 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 27, 2017, 11:58 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J46 and J45 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 3 April 2017 to 5 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 27, 2017, 11:58 pm
Location : The M1 southbound at junction J45 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 3 April 2017 to 5 April 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 27, 2017, 11:58 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 25 August 2017.
Posted: March 27, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J29 and J28 . Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 29 March 2017 to 19:00 on 29 March 2017.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M621 westbound exit slip at junction J2A . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 29 March 2017 to 06:00 on 30 March 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M62 westbound entry slip at junction J29 from M1 south. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 29 March 2017 to 19:00 on 29 March 2017.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M1 northbound at junction J43 . Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 30 March 2017 to 19:00 on 30 March 2017.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound exit slip at junction J29 . Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 30 March 2017 to 19:00 on 30 March 2017.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J45 and J44 . Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 29 March 2017 to 19:00 on 29 March 2017.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J31 and J30 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 30 March 2017 to 17:00 on 30 March 2017.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J44 and J43 . Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 29 March 2017 to 19:00 on 29 March 2017.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
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 19:00 on 28 March 2017 to 06:00 on 29 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J46 and J47 . Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 30 March 2017 to 19:00 on 30 March 2017.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J30 and J32 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 31 March 2017 to 17:00 on 31 March 2017.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J42 and J44 . Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 30 March 2017 to 19:00 on 30 March 2017.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M621 westbound entry slip at junction J2 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 3 April 2017 to 06:00 on 4 April 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm

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