M62 in West Yorkshire to Close

15 March 2012, 09:40 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

A part of the M62 near Leeds, between junction 27 and 28, will close so work can take place to install massive road signs.

It being done by the Highways Agency so drivers can use the hard shoulder as an extra lane between junction 25 and 26.

The road will be closed from 8pm on Saturday until 8am on Sunday.

The scheme will also see speed limits cut between junctions 25 and 30.

A spokesman for the Highways Agency said “further overnight weekend closures would be needed on sections of the M62 between Brighouse and Rothwell until November when the installation programme would be complete.

A total of 36 new overhead signs will be put on that section of motorway.

It’s going to cost £150m for the scheme, but road chiefs say it will cut congestion, cut journey times and improve safety by using variable speed limits.

The scheme is expected to open to traffic in 2013-14.