Road work begins near Elland Road

LEEDS, ENGLAND - AUGUST 21: A general view outside the stadium as a statue of Billy Bremner is seen prior to the Premier League match between Leeds United and Everton at Elland Road on August 21, 2021 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

The BBC has reported that work is set to commence on widening the M621 in Leeds, with drivers warned to expect traffic disruptions.

There will be an expansion of the carriageway at junction 2 near Elland Road, from 2 to 3 lanes. The National Highways say the aim of the expansion is to reduce queues, partnering with Leeds United Football Club to ensure fans can travel smoothly to the stadium.

There will be some overnight closures between 5 and 19 December while the work is carried out, with narrower lanes to be installed to avoid lane closures.

Senior Project Manager Chris Musgrave said via BBC: “As drivers will be all too aware, traffic can build up at junction 2, especially at peak times, leading to congestion and delays.

“These improvements will provide extra room at the junction to help keep traffic moving and reduce queues, so drivers can get to their destination sooner.

“This will in turn reduce the risk of collisions and make the route even safer.”

Additional lanes will be added at the junction 2 roundabout, as well as a dedicated lane and left turn between M621 and A643 northbound upon completion of the project.

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