The works on the motorway are now 89 per cent complete, according to new signs which have appeared along the carriageway.
The 30mph limit has been in place while Highways England installs new concrete barriers along the central reservation.
But the limit has been a source of frustration for drivers, coming from the 70mph sections of the road, especially as most of the work has been completed at night.
Why Highways England is undertaking the work
Highways England Project Manager Esref Ulas said: “We recognise that this is a very busy route and that is why we are carrying out these vital safety improvements.
“We would like to thank drivers in advance for their patience with our scheme so far and encourage them to allow extra time for their journeys – particularly at rush hour.”
What Highways England's Aims are
* increase capacity and improve journey time reliability
* improve the safety of the scheme corridor for road users
* provide better and real time information to road users
* avoid and mitigate potential environmental impacts of the scheme and enhance, where possible, the built and natural environment
* support Leeds City Council’s development plans including updates to the Leeds transport network, where possible
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