M621 junctions 1 to 7Recently updated

Improvements to key junctions on the M621.

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

Progress report

We are developing solutions to increase the capacity of the M621 and improve journey time reliability along the route. We’ve looked at a number of ways to improve the M621 and our six week public consultation closed on 15 October 2017 where we sought feedback on our proposals. We held a number of public exhibitions and distributed over seven thousand brochures and questionnaires.

The consultation allowed members of the public and stakeholders to view our three proposed options and to understand the reasons for the improvements and the benefits. You can view our brochure, outlining all of our proposals.

What's next?

Now that our consultation has closed, we will analyse the results and produce a consultation report which summarises the feedback, which will be published on this webpage in the new year. We will then use the findings of this report and further assessment work to refine our designs and select our preferred option, known as Preferred Route Announcement.

We expect to announce a preferred route in spring 2018. Once we have developed the design of our preferred route we will hold a second round of statutory consultation which we will notify you in due course.

Timeline

Date Event
4 September to 15 October 2017 Have your say
Spring 2018 Preferred Route Announcement
Autumn/winter 2018 Publish draft orders
TBC Scheme starts on site

Why we need this scheme

The M621 is currently operating at or above capacity during peak periods, which leads to congestion, poor journey time reliability and poor safety performance. The scheme aims to address these issues and in doing so support the region’s economic growth aspirations. In addition, there is an absence of driver information technology along this stretch of the network. The implementation of technology will form part of the planned improvements to the M621 and will look to improve safety and incident management as well as improve the ability to manage traffic on the M621.

The scheme is included in the Highways England Delivery Plan.

Aims

The aims of this scheme are to:

  • increase capacity and improve journey time reliability
  • improve the safety of the scheme corridor for road users
  • provide better and real time information to road users
  • avoid and mitigate potential environmental impacts of the scheme and enhance, where possible, the built and natural environment
  • support Leeds City Council’s development plans including updates to the Leeds transport network, where possible

Junction 7

In addition to our proposals presented above, we have also identified an opportunity to make improvements at junction 7 (Stourton). We are currently developing plans to widen the eastbound (clockwise) exit slip road from two lanes to three. This, together with some widening to the roundabout, will enable more vehicles to use this junction and improve the existing congestion that is currently experienced on this slip road.

We are working closely with Leeds City Council to ensure our plans align with their wider transport strategy for the city.

Subject to this improvement remaining value for money and obtaining the necessary funding approvals we are aiming to start work on site at junction 7 in 2018/19.

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Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

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Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J46 and J45 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 18 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 7:00 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J45 and J46 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 19:00 on 17 November 2017 to 06:00 on 18 December 2017.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 7:00 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J44 and J46 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 18 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 7:00 pm
Location : The M621 westbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 21:00 on 17 November 2017.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 6:08 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J38 and J40 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:02 on 16 November 2017 to 06:00 on 25 November 2017.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J38 and J39 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 20 November 2017 to 25 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M62 westbound entry slip at junction J29 . Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 November 2017 to 06:00 on 24 November 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J45 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 19:00 on 9 November 2017 to 06:00 on 16 December 2017.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M1 northbound exit slip at junction J42 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 November 2017 to 06:00 on 24 November 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J45 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 10:00 on 18 November 2017 to 15:00 on 18 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J27 and J26 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 November 2017 to 06:00 on 24 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 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 20 November 2017 to 24 November 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 10:00 and 15:00 from 27 November 2017 to 1 December 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 10:00 and 15:00 from 4 December 2017 to 8 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J42 and J41 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 20 November 2017 to 24 November 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 November 2017 to 29 November 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 4 December 2017 to 9 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J45 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 10:00 on 18 November 2017 to 15:00 on 8 December 2017.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M1 northbound exit slip at junction J45 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 10:00 on 20 November 2017 to 15:00 on 1 December 2017.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M1 northbound exit slip at junction J39 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 November 2017 to 06:00 on 8 December 2017.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J31 and J32A . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 17 November 2017 to 06:00 on 18 November 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 November 2017 to 27 November 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 December 2017 to 4 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M1 northbound exit slip at junction J39 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 21 November 2017 to 24 November 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 27 November 2017 to 1 December 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 4 December 2017 to 6 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M621 westbound entry slip at junction J1 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 17 November 2017 to 06:00 on 18 November 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M1 northbound exit slip at junction J39 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 21 November 2017 to 09:30 on 21 November 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 15:30 and 09:30 from 21 November 2017 to 24 November 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 15:30 and 09:30 from 24 November 2017 to 1 December 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 15:30 and 09:30 from 1 December 2017 to 6 December 2017.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound between the M62 and junction J2 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 17 November 2017 to 06:00 on 18 November 2017. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 November 2017 to 06:00 on 27 November 2017. Schedule : From 21:00 on 3 December 2017 to 06:00 on 4 December 2017. Schedule : From 21:00 on 10 December 2017 to 06:00 on 11 December 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M1 northbound exit slip at junction J39 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 November 2017 to 06:00 on 21 November 2017. Schedule : From 20:00 on 7 December 2017 to 06:00 on 8 December 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J40 and J42 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 November 2017 to 06:00 on 24 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M1 northbound entry slip at junction J42 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 23 November 2017 to 06:00 on 24 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 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 20 November 2017 to 24 November 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 10:00 and 15:00 from 27 November 2017 to 1 December 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M1 southbound at junction J42 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 20 November 2017 to 24 November 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 November 2017 to 29 November 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 4 December 2017 to 9 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J40 and J39 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 November 2017 to 06:00 on 21 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J42 and J41 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 November 2017 to 06:00 on 9 December 2017.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J26 and J27 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 November 2017 to 06:00 on 24 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J39 and J40 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 20 November 2017 to 25 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 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: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M621 westbound between junction J1 and the M62 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 21:00 on 17 November 2017.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J27 and J28 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 22 November 2017 to 06:00 on 23 November 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M1 northbound entry slip at junction J39 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 20 November 2017 to 25 November 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound exit slip at junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 17 November 2017 to 06:00 on 18 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound between the M62 and junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 17 November 2017 to 06:00 on 18 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M621 westbound between junction J1 and the M62 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 17 November 2017 to 06:00 on 18 November 2017. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 November 2017 to 06:00 on 27 November 2017. Schedule : From 21:00 on 3 December 2017 to 06:00 on 4 December 2017. Schedule : From 21:00 on 10 December 2017 to 06:00 on 11 December 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M1 southbound entry slip at junction J42 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 22 November 2017 to 24 November 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 27 November 2017 to 29 November 2017. Schedule : From 20:00 on 7 December 2017 to 06:00 on 8 December 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M621 westbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 17 November 2017 to 06:00 on 18 November 2017. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 November 2017 to 06:00 on 27 November 2017. Schedule : From 21:00 on 3 December 2017 to 06:00 on 4 December 2017. Schedule : From 21:00 on 10 December 2017 to 06:00 on 11 December 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J44 and J46 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 06:00 and 19:00 from 18 November 2017 to 19 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound between the M62 and junction J2 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 21:00 on 17 November 2017.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M1 southbound at junction J39 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 November 2017 to 06:00 on 21 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Location : The M621 eastbound between the M62 and junction J1 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 18 November 2017 to 21:00 on 25 November 2017. Schedule : From 06:00 on 26 November 2017 to 21:00 on 2 December 2017. Schedule : From 06:00 on 3 December 2017 to 21:00 on 9 December 2017. Schedule : From 06:00 on 10 December 2017 to 06:00 on 15 December 2017.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 4:50 pm

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  • Sarah Kearns

    Thanks for the feedback Glenn. We have updated our webpage to also reference clockwise and will bear this in mind in future communications.

  • Sarah Kearns

    Hello, thanks for your comments. Unfortunately this page is just about the M621 J1-7 scheme, however you can contact the Highways England information line on 0300 123 5000 or by emailing info@highwaysengland.co.uk and they will be able to provide an update in relation your query about the A1.

  • SKHighways_England

    Thanks for the feedback Glenn. We have updated our webpage to also reference clockwise and will bear this in mind in future communications.

  • SKHighways_England

    Hello, thanks for your comments. Unfortunately this page is just about the M621 J1-7 scheme, however you can contact the Highways England information line on 0300 123 5000 or by emailing info@highwaysengland.co.uk and they will be able to provide an update in relation your query about the

  • SKHighways_England

    Thanks for the feedback Stu. We haven’t yet started the design for signage, but we are working very closely with Leeds City Council and will continue to do to, ensure the signage is as clear as possible.

  • SKHighways_England

    Sorry Martin. We are currently experiencing a few technical issues with publishing the comments, we’re working on addressing this and will aim to publish comments as promptly as possible

  • TPHighways_England

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  • TPHighways_England

    Dear Martin,

    Thanks for your feedback and sorry for the delay in responding to you.

    I’m pleased you support our proposed improvements at junction 7, they should help to reduce congestion in this location. Just to clarify that neither Highways England nor Leeds City Council use Amey in relation to the operation of junction 7, but we are working closely with Leeds City Council to ensure our plans at this junction align with their transport strategy and will operate as smoothly as possible.

    I’m sorry our proposed scheme does not address all of your concerns, the remit of our current scheme is to address the key causes of congestion on the M621 and following initial assessments we found the main issues to be in relation to J2 and the reduction in lanes on the mainline just after J3 in the west bound direction. Hence these areas are the focus of our improvements.

    • Martin David Rushton

      Thanks. Amey were definitely the Highways Agency/Highways England contractor who both upgraded the lights and maintained them for a period after the upgrade. I was engaged in a correspondence with them over how badly the upgraded lights were affecting the nothbound A61 and A639 in the morning rush hour due to the propensity of the lights to maximise for off-slip egress and minimise continuation of the A61/A639 onto the A639 Leeds bound within the parameters set for the lights.