M62 closure: Motorway to be closed overnight later this month for essential work on bridge
The eastbound bridge section at junction 28 will be closed from 8pm on October 28 to 5am on October 31. The work is weather dependent, and should conditions make it not possible, a back up weekend has been scheduled in, on November 18 to November 21.
A diversion has been put in place which will see traffic heading eastbound leaving at junction 27, onto the M621, onto the M1 and then back onto the M62.
National Highways Project Manager Kevan Chambers said: “To keep disruption to a minimum, we’re carrying out the waterproofing in two phases and have already successfully carried out the first phase of work on the westbound carriageway.
“We’re mindful that this scheme, combined with other essential work going on close by in south Leeds, is unfortunately expected to cause delay and disruption. However, by completing this work now our customers will see fewer closures on this section of motorway in the future.
“We’ve worked to minimise the impact on drivers; however, we strongly advise road users planning to travel in this area to plan for longer journeys or choose another route if one is available. We apologise in advance to drivers who may be affected and thank them for their patience.”