More roadworks as final M621 gantry is installed

The final ‘super span’ gantry spanning both carriage ways of the M621 between junctions 2 and 2a is to be installed and road closures will be necessary through April and May as the foundations are created.

National Highways have announced that they will require lane closures and some limited full closures of Elland Road north and south as they prepare the foundations.

Preparation works started last week with temporary traffic lights in place at the junction of Elland Road south (next to City Evangelical Church), and suspension of the cycle lane on Elland Road north (next to Holbeck Community Centre). These arrangements are expected to last until mid-June.

Full closures of Elland Road south, between Cemetery Road and Baron Close are planned for Tuesday 9 April to Thursday 18 April and Sunday 12 May to Saturday 18 May 2024.

During full closures, clearly signed diversion routes will be in place, and access to residential properties will be maintained at all times. However, City Evangelical bus stop on Elland Road will be temporarily suspended during full closures.

In a letter to residents, Christopher Ward, M621 Project Manager at National Highways, said:

“We will be looking to make these changes as quickly as possible and with the least possible disruption. However, during this period, please allow more time for your journey when travelling in the area.

“Whilst we understand closures and temporary traffic lights can be disruptive, these closures have been planned to allow us to complete our most disruptive and noisy activities during the day to reduce the impact of overnight working on residents.”

Road closure dates may change due to factors including weather and progress. For the latest details check online at:

If you need to contact National Highways about these works please email or call 0300 123 5000.


Photo shows the sites of the gantry bases on Elland Road north and Elland Road south, either side of the M621. Credit: Jeremy Morton


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