M1/M62 Lofthouse Interchange

Improvments the M1/M62 Interchange at Lofthouse to reduce congestion.

Region:  North East
Start date:  2021
Cost:  TBC
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  2025
Programme:  

Progress report

We have been carrying out a range of surveys and assessment work to give us information about traffic volumes and the local environment. We are exploring different design options that would meet our aims. We are beginning discussions with local authorities and technical stakeholders so we can take into account their views.

What next?

Once we’ve worked up viable options, we’ll tell you about them and ask for your opinion. In the meantime if you have experience with the junction and would like to comment, please use the discussion thread at the bottom of this page. Any questions or queries will be picked up by the project team and will be responded to accordingly.

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Timeline

Date Event
Spring 2017 Environmental surveys
Summer 2017 Structural inspections
Environmental surveys
Traffic analysis
Spring 2018 Public consultation
TBC Start of works
TBC End of works

Why we need this scheme

The Lofthouse interchange suffers from congestion and delays during peak times. With our proposals we intend to increase capacity to ease traffic flows and support wider growth in employment and housing.

The M1/M62 Lofthouse Interchange was included in the government’s Road Investment Strategy for 2015-2020 to be constructed in 2021-2025.

The scheme in detail

Lofthouse is a major interchange that joins the M1 and M62 motorways between Leeds and Wakefield, two of the busiest motorways for North-to-South, East-to-West travel. The current design of the junction uses a roundabout with traffic signals. Previous studies have identified a lack of capacity as the main cause of congestion, which in turn contributes to numerous shunt and side-swipe accidents.

We are currently developing a number of options to take to public consultation. With no start of works date officially agreed, forecasts currently estimate between 2021-2025.

Aims

The objectives of this scheme are to:

  • continue in line with the government’s policy by reducing congestion and disruption to journeys for road users
  • contribute to Highways England’s targets of reducing the number of killed or seriously injured
  • increase capacity through the interchange
  • support West Yorkshire’s development aspirations
  • complement the M1 smart motorways scheme and its increased traffic demand
  • improve safety by reducing shunt and side swipe accidents
  • improve asset condition and reduce maintenance liability

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Planned roadworks

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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: June 23, 2017, 4:51 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound between the M62 and junction J1 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 28 June 2017 to 17:00 on 28 June 2017.
Posted: June 23, 2017, 11:55 am
Location : The M62 westbound at junction J29 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 16:00 from 28 June 2017 to 30 June 2017.
Posted: June 23, 2017, 9:59 am
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J30 and J29 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 16:00 from 28 June 2017 to 30 June 2017.
Posted: June 23, 2017, 9:59 am
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J29 and J34 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 16:00 from 28 June 2017 to 30 June 2017.
Posted: June 23, 2017, 9:59 am
Location : The M62 eastbound at junction J29 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 16:00 from 28 June 2017 to 30 June 2017.
Posted: June 23, 2017, 9:58 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 : Expect disruption everyday between 10:00 and 15:00 from 26 June 2017 to 30 June 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 10:00 and 15:00 from 3 July 2017 to 7 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 23, 2017, 9:55 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: June 23, 2017, 7:23 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 29 June 2017 to 06:00 on 30 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2017, 11:59 pm
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 29 June 2017 to 06:00 on 30 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2017, 11:59 pm
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 29 June 2017 to 06:00 on 30 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2017, 11:59 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J30 and J29 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 June 2017 to 06:00 on 27 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2017, 9:59 am
Location : The M62 westbound at junction J30 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 June 2017 to 06:00 on 27 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2017, 9:59 am
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J28 and J29 . Lane Closures : Lanes 3 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 00:01 on 26 June 2017 to 06:00 on 27 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: June 20, 2017, 11:20 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J28 and J29 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 26 June 2017 to 00:01 on 26 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: June 20, 2017, 11:20 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J29 and J28 . Lane Closures : Lanes 3 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 00:01 on 27 June 2017 to 06:00 on 28 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: June 20, 2017, 11:20 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J29 and J28 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 June 2017 to 00:01 on 27 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: June 20, 2017, 11:20 pm

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