M621 Junction 1-7 Improvement scheme - Virtual Public Information Events

Please find a copy of the letter from the National Highways M621 Junction 1-7 Improvement Scheme. This is to inform you of the details of their start of works and virtual public information events taking place next week, a physical copy has been posted out to local residents.

 

James Finnigan

Project Manager

2 City Walk,

Holbeck

Leeds

LS11 9AT


Date 25 July 2022


Dear Customer,


M621 Junction 1-7 Improvement scheme – start of works and virtual public

information event invitation


I’m writing to let you know that preparation works for our next phase of improvements to the M621 between junctions 1 and 7 are now well underway. You may have already noticed some traffic management on the network while we installed network cables and carried out investigation works ahead of the main works starting in August.


What have we done so far?

Our improvements are being carried out in two separate phases. We completed the first phase around Junction 7 in September 2021, to support the opening of Stourton Park and Ride. Our work during the first phase included widening junction 7 eastbound slip road and the roundabout, and the installation of noise and safety barriers.


What is happening next?

During this next phase, our work will be focused on the sections of motorway between junction 1 and junction 6. The changes that you’ll be able to see will be the installation of new average speed cameras, overhead electronic information signs and changes to the road layout to help traffic movements around junction 2 and 3.


Over the coming weeks as we prepare for the start of works, you will notice the installation of narrower lanes and traffic management on the M621. This will allow us to keep everyone safe during construction, whilst maintaining the maximum capacity for traffic.


How will we do this work?

Whilst we will be working as much as possible during the day, there will be the need for some overnight road closures. For activities such as taking down or putting up traffic barriers, we will be using overnight lane and road closures. We work in this way, as this is when traffic levels are lighter; however, due to it being quieter in the area, there may be some noise impact from the movement of heavy traffic barriers.


How are we engaging?

In June we visited Dortmund Square, Elland Road Park and Ride, Stourton Park and Ride and Crown Point retail park with our engagement van. Following the restrictions of the pandemic, it was great to get out and speak to people again and talk to residents about our up-and-coming works.


We’re planning further face to face drop in events in August and September 2022. These events are planned after the works have started to give you the opportunity to come and chat with the team and find out more. You will be able to keep informed about our work using the scheme webpage, where you can also register for project updates.


In addition to our in-person engagement events, we’ll also be hosting telephone surgeries and a virtual public information event online which will give you an opportunity to find out more about the project and ask questions via a live chat function.


Our virtual room will be open from 9am Monday 1 August 2022 and will remain available for the duration of scheme.


We’ll be hosting live chat sessions and telephone surgeries on the following dates: Tuesday 2 August: - Telephone Surgery 10am – 1pm (Tel: 0808 196 4502) - Live web chat 2pm – 6pm


Wednesday 3 August: - Live web chat 8am – 11am and 6pm – 8pm - Telephone Surgery 12pm – 4pm (Tel: 0808 196 4502)


Updates on the scheme and access to the virtual public information event can be found on our webpage:

https://nationalhighways.co.uk/our-roads/yorkshire-and-north-east/m621-junctions-1-to-7/


If you do not have access to the internet, please get in touch either by telephone or by writing to us using the details at the top of this letter and we can then provide you with the information in your chosen format or language.


Contact us:

If you have any questions or would like to discuss any aspects of the scheme, please do get in touch with us either by email M621j1to7@nationalhighways.co.uk or by contacting the Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000.


Yours faithfully

James Finnigan

National Highways M621 Project Manager

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