Safety Improvements To Be Carried Out On The M62
A series of safety improvements will be carried out along the M62 in West Yorkshire.
Highways England will be replacing around 2 miles of steel central reservation safety barrier with a new concrete barrier between Ferrybridge and the A19 Selby junction (junction 33 and 34).
Work started on a similar scheme last month (August) between Rothwell and Normanton (junction 30 and 31) to replace a steel barrier along a 3 mile stretch with concrete.
These barriers are being replaced to further improve safety for drivers and means that if an incident does occur then the road can be reopened more promptly as the steel barriers often need replacing following a collision.
Resurfacing, drainage repairs and work to install a new boundary fence will also take place as part of these schemes.
Highways England project manager Sujad Hussain said:
"These schemes will improve the safety for drivers in West Yorkshire, providing new barriers and improved drainage along the M62. The schemes are being carried out together in order to reduce the overall timescale drivers are affected by the work in this area."
To carry out the scheme between junctions 33 and 34 narrow lanes will be installed from Saturday 16 September and a reduced speed limit of 50mph will be put in place. Average speed cameras started to be installed last week but will not be switched on until the narrow lanes are in position. The 'not in use' signs will be removed when they go live.
Some overnight road closures will be required to install the narrow lanes and to put in some temporary barriers which will provide a safe site for the workforce. Clearly signed diversions will be in place.
These schemes will cost a combined total of £15m and are expected to be completed by March 2018 for the M62 junctions 30-31 and April 2018 for the M62 junctions 33-34.
Safety Improvements To Be Carried Out On The M62, 12th September 2017, 17:32 PM