M62/M606 Chain Bar InterchangeRecently updated

Proposals to improve the M62/M606 Chain Bar Interchange.

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

Looking for the current improvement works at this same location? View the M62 Junction 26 Chain Bar Improvement. We have been conducting a range of surveys and assessment work as follows:
  • plant and animal lifestyle and habitat (March/April 2016)
  • presence of Great Crested Newts (April 2016) - none found
  • national vegetation classification (May 2016) - to produce a classification and description of the plant communities of Britain; we focused on the ancient woodland section so we could classify types of woodland and determine how ecologically important they are
  • ancient woodland tree and shrub populations (June 2016)
  • presence of bat roosts (May to August 2016)
This information will help us fully consider the habitats found in this area. This allows us to more carefully assess possible design options for this scheme. We are also beginning discussions with experts and organisations so we can take into account their views on the options we identify.

What next?

Once we’ve worked up viable options, we’ll tell you about them and ask for your opinion. We hope to do this in early 2017. You can sign up for our email alerts to stay informed.

Timeline

Date Event
2017 TBC Public information exhibition
Early 2017 Have your say: design options consultation
TBC Make a recommendation for design to the Secretary of State for Transport
March 2020 Scheme begins construction

Why we need this scheme

People travelling around the Chain Bar Interchange area experience severe delays when travelling between Leeds and Bradford on the M62 and M606. The growth expected in housing and businesses for this region will mean more vehicles are on these roads. As such we predict that these issues will only increase in the future if we do not act.

Aims

We’re designing this improvement project to deliver greater benefits for road users and local communities, and to support the region’s economy. Once completed it will:
  • reduce queuing times at the interchange
  • make journeys safer by improving the standard and capacity of the road, which will reduce the risk of accidents
  • support economic growth by providing additional road capacity and allowing the opportunity to release additional land for development

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Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J26 and J25 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 30 May 2017 to 06:00 on 31 May 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
Location : The M606 southbound exit slip at junction J1 to M62 East. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 31 October 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am
From Location : The M606 southbound exit slip at junction J1 to M62 West. To Location : The M62 westbound entry slip at junction J26 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 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 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 21:00 on 30 May 2017 to 06:00 on 31 May 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 27, 2017, 12:22 am

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