M621 faces six months of roadworks

Hot on the heals of announcing a public consultation on M621 upgrades, Highways England have announced that six months of roadworks will commence this month in Hunslet.

M621 in Hunslet. Photo: Betty Longbottom via Creative Commons

The agency will be installing a concrete central reserve barrier, improving safety barriers next to the verge and road drainage, between Junctions 3 and 6.

A spokesperson for Highways England said:

“We appreciate that the M621 is a vital and very busy route into and out of Leeds. We have planned our work to minimise disruption to motorists which is why we will be doing it mostly at night-time. There will however be some disruption to traffic – mainly between junctions 2 and 7 of the M621, including night-time closures and daytime speed restrictions.

“We have written to local residents and businesses to inform them of our work. We will also be publicising our work and diversion routes on our website and social media.”

The work will involve night-time closures between Junctions 2 and 7, with traffic diverted to use the Ring Road, Dewsbury Road and Hunslet Road. A daytime speed limit of 30 mph will be imposed for the duration of the works.

Highways England have warned residents that the work will be noisy and they will be using extra lighting, but stress that noise will be kept to a minimum and extra lights will be directed away from residential properties.

Additional work will be carried out to a railway bridge near Junction 1 between October and December this year.

For more information go to: www.highwaysengland.co.uk; phone 0300 123 5000; or email: info@highwaysengland.co.uk

Diversion routes during night time motorway closures