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 improving journey time reliability along the route. We’ve looked at a number of ways to improve the M621.

Our consultation on our proposals is now live and we’d like to hear your views. Come along to one of our consultation exhibitions where you can meet the project team and find out more about the scheme. Alternatively, you can view the proposals and share your views on our consultation page.

The consultation closes on 15 October so please ensure we receive your comments before then.

What's next?

Once this consultation is closed we will analyse all the responses and publish a consultation report which summarises the feedback. We will then use the findings of this report and further assessment work to refine the option designs and select our preferred option, known as Preferred Route Announcement. We expect to announce a preferred route in spring 2018.

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 entry slip at junction J42 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 25 September 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: September 24, 2017, 8:01 pm
Location : The M1 southbound at junction J42 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 25 September 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: September 24, 2017, 8:01 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J42 and J40 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 25 September 2017. Lanes Closed : There are three of four lanes closed.
Posted: September 24, 2017, 8:01 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J26 and J27 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 26 September 2017 to 06:00 on 27 September 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 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 25 September 2017 to 29 September 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 10:00 and 15:00 from 2 October 2017 to 6 October 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 10:00 and 15:00 from 9 October 2017 to 13 October 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 10:00 and 15:00 from 16 October 2017 to 20 October 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J26 and J28 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 25 September 2017 to 2 October 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm
Location : The M1 northbound exit slip at junction J40 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 September 2017 to 29 September 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 October 2017 to 6 October 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm
Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J45 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 10:00 on 13 September 2017 to 15:00 on 27 October 2017.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm
Location : The M1 northbound entry slip at junction J45 . Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 31 October 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 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 October 2017.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm
Location : The M62 westbound entry slip at junction J29 from M1 south. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 September 2017 to 30 September 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 October 2017 to 7 October 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 9 October 2017 to 14 October 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 16 October 2017 to 21 October 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound entry slip at junction J27 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 25 September 2017 to 2 October 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound at junction J27 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 26 September 2017 to 06:00 on 27 September 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J39 and J41 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2, 3 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 26 September 2017 to 06:00 on 27 September 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound exit slip at junction J29 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 27 September 2017 to 06:00 on 28 September 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm
Location : The M1 southbound entry slip at junction J40 . 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 25 September 2017 to 1 October 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J27 and J26 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 September 2017 to 06:00 on 28 September 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J40 and J39 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:30 on 25 September 2017 to 06:00 on 1 October 2017.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm
Location : The A62 southbound. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 28 September 2017 to 06:00 on 29 September 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J44 and J46 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 19:00 and 06:00 from 25 September 2017 to 30 September 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 19:00 and 06:00 from 2 October 2017 to 7 October 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 19:00 and 06:00 from 9 October 2017 to 14 October 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 19:00 and 06:00 from 16 October 2017 to 21 October 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound exit slip at junction J28 . 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 25 September 2017 to 2 October 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm
Location : The M1 southbound entry slip at junction J39 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 10:00 and 15:00 from 25 September 2017 to 29 September 2017.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J27 and J28 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 September 2017 to 06:00 on 2 October 2017.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm
Location : The M62 westbound exit slip at junction J28 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 September 2017 to 30 September 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 October 2017 to 7 October 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 9 October 2017 to 14 October 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 16 October 2017 to 21 October 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound exit slip at junction J27 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 26 September 2017 to 06:00 on 27 September 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J42 and J41 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:02 on 19 September 2017 to 06:00 on 25 September 2017.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm
Location : The M62 westbound exit slip at junction J26 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 September 2017 to 06:00 on 29 September 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 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 October 2017.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J28 and J29 . Lane Closures : Lane four will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 September 2017 to 27 September 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J39 and J38 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 10:00 and 15:00 from 25 September 2017 to 29 September 2017.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm
Location : The M62 westbound entry slip at junction J29 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 September 2017 to 30 September 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 October 2017 to 7 October 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 9 October 2017 to 14 October 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 16 October 2017 to 21 October 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J41 and J39 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:30 on 25 September 2017 to 06:00 on 26 September 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 26 September 2017 to 1 October 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 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: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J45 and J46 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 31 October 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J27 and J26 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 September 2017 to 06:00 on 29 September 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 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 19:00 and 06:00 from 25 September 2017 to 30 September 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 19:00 and 06:00 from 2 October 2017 to 7 October 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 19:00 and 06:00 from 9 October 2017 to 14 October 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 19:00 and 06:00 from 23 October 2017 to 28 October 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 pm
Location : The M621 westbound exit slip at junction . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 28 September 2017 to 06:00 on 29 September 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 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