The planned Highways England improvements will provide additional capacity and improve journey times and safety while supporting economic growth in the region.
The options being explored to improve this busy commuter route include improvements between junction 1 and 7, additional lanes at points along the route and more signage which will improve the information drivers receive.
The project is expected to cost around £55m and is due to start in 2020, subject to achieving all the necessary approvals.
A consultation is now taking place which will run for six weeks, from Monday 4 September to Sunday 15 October, for people to give their views.
A series of events are also being held for people to come along, meet the team and find out more about the scheme.
These will be held on Friday 8 September from 1pm until 8pm at the Hillside Enterprise Centre, Beeston Rd, Leeds LS11 8ND; Saturday 9 September from 10am until 4pm at the same venue and on Saturday 16 September from 10am until 4pm at St Matthew’s Community Centre, St Matthew’s Street, Leeds, LS11 9NR.
Highways England project manager Sarah Kearns said:
This is an exciting scheme that will help improve motorist’s journeys and cut congestion in Leeds.
We look forward to people coming along to these events to find out more and have their say.
For more information please visit the scheme webpage or email the project teamM621J1to7@highwaysengland.co.uk.
Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.
Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.