Yorkshire Times
Voice of the North
7:38 PM 23rd June 2020

M1 Junction Upgrade To Start Near Leeds

Work will begin next week to create more room and improve a key junction on the M1 in Yorkshire.

Highways England is installing an extra lane on the northbound exit slip road at junction 47 near Garforth to improve safety and congestion for drivers.

Highways England project manager Steve Bishop said:

“This project will help to ease congestion during busy periods at this junction. We will also be carrying out additional maintenance work such as resurfacing and lining to improve safety.

“To do this safely we will have to occasionally close the road overnight. I want to thank drivers for their patience while we carry out these vital improvements.”

Work starts on Monday 29 June overnight between 8pm and 6am. Any closures will be signed in advance and a diversion will be in place. The scheme is expected to take around four months to complete. These will ensure the safety of road users and contractors.

All Highways England sites have strict safeguarding measures, in line with Public Health England guidance, to prevent the spread of COVID19 and none of the sites are open to the public.

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