The Highways Agency will be carrying out safety improvements on the M621 in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Work will take place to replace the steel central reservation barrier between junction 3 and 4 of the M621 with a safer, concrete barrier.
The new concrete barriers are stronger and more robust – reducing the risk of vehicles involved in accidents crossing from one side of the motorway to the other and improving the safety of road users and road workers. The barriers are also unlikely to require repairs after vehicle impact. This work was initially planned to take place in September.
Road users are being advised that from 17 October the M621, between junctions 3 and 4, the speed limit will be reduced from 50mph to 30mph, 24hrs a day until 18 November. During the work there will be night time closures of the clockwise and anticlockwise carriageways. Only one direction will be closed at any one time, with a lane two closure in place on the opposite carriageway. All lanes will remain open during the day.
Work will take place overnight and will start at 9pm each evening. The work will finish at 6am Monday to Fridays, 8am on Saturday and 10am on Sunday mornings. The reduced speed limit will remain in place at all times.
Highways Agency project manager, Alan Apps, said: “This barrier replacement scheme will increase safety on the M621 in West Yorkshire. To limit any delays to road users we are carrying out the work at night and both carriageways will remain open during the day. During the work a 30mph speed limit will be in place to ensure the safety of road users and our work force.
“During the works we advise road users to plan their journeys to avoid delays. Safety is our top priority and for the safety of road users and road workers we encourage all drivers to drive carefully past the works and along the diversion routes, keeping within the speed limit, and concentrating on the road ahead.”