Press release

100 new lights for drivers near Leeds

Drivers will soon benefit from over 100 new LED lights at a busy motorway junction near Leeds.

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Contractors for Highways England will begin replacing the lights at Lofthouse Interchange, where the M62 meets the M1, on Monday 25 January.

There will be closures of certain sections of Lofthouse roundabout, and the M62 junction 29 eastbound exit slip road will be closed. There will also be lane closures through the Lofthouse junction on the M62 on both the westbound and eastbound carriageways.

Highways England Project Manager Mark Ramsden said:

We will be installing 104 LED lights over the next few weeks. These lights are more efficient and will help to improve visibility for drivers at Lofthouse Interchange.

The work is being carried out overnight between 8pm and 6am, Monday to Friday morning, when traffic levels are at their lowest to minimise the impact for drivers.

Clearly signed diversions will be in place, with the scheme due to be completed in February.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 22 January 2016