Tag: M621

Stripped bare: mature trees chopped down along M621

Highways England have been trumpeting their work along the M621 in Hunslet and Belle Isle to erect noise barriers, but the residents the barriers are designed to help are less than impressed. In a press release issued before Christmas the agency described the barriers as an “innovative noise and safety

M621 barrier extension for Hunslet residents as motorists face closures

The extension of a noise and safety barrier project for local residents between junctions 6 and 7 of the M621 is likely to go ahead, Highways England has said. In a letter to affected residents in Hunslet, Highways England Customer and Community Relations Manager Karen Gaunt wrote that extending noise

M621 set for further improvement works

The M621 motorway which sweeps through South Leeds will see further night time disruption in the coming months as preparatory work is carried out ahead of a raft of improvement works. Highways England say that the major investment will support economic growth and improve journey times for drivers and the

Fiery public forum on sex work and traffic

St Matthew’s Community Centre in Holbeck was packed out on Tuesday evening (3 October 2017) with 170+ residents and others gathering for a stormy community forum. The meeting was looking at the controversial local issues of the ‘Managed Area’ (a scheme designed to see on-street sex work tolerated in a

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

Road changes ahead for Holbeck?

Highways England have announced a consultation on improvements to the M621 motorway in South Leeds including the closure of the off slip road at Junction 2A (Cemetery Road, Holbeck). The proposals aim to improve traffic flows and include giving greater priority to traffic moving westwards between Junction 3 and 2.