Press release

Extra lane for M62/M606 Chain Bar roundabout

Work to add an extra lane to the Chain Bar roundabout at junction 26 on the M62 where it meets the M606 for Bradford will start next week (Monday 11 May).

During the Highways England project, which will widen the roundabout from 3 lanes to 4, all existing 3 lanes will remain open during the day to keep delays to a minimum. The roundabout will be reduced to a single lane overnight between 7pm and 6am, Monday to Friday and the work is planned to be completed by the end of March 2016.

Additional full Saturday night closures will be required at times for safety reasons. These closures will be carried out from 7pm on Saturdays until 9am on Sundays to minimise disruption to drivers. The closures will be announced nearer the time and clearly signed diversions will be in place.

Throughout the work, a temporary speed limit of 30mph will be put in place on all the approaches to the roundabout and on the roundabout itself.

Once complete, the scheme will reduce congestion at the roundabout and reduce queueing on the M62 westbound exit slip road. Improvements are also being made to pedestrian and cycling facilities.

To stay up to date with the latest developments, visit the Highways England roads project website where drivers can also subscribe for updates.

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.