An additional lane for eastbound traffic over the M62 Ouse Bridge to open on Saturday, 18 June.

Road users advised to plan ahead as new contraflow is put in place on Ouse Bridge.

Published

26 May 2022

An additional lane for eastbound traffic over the M62 Ouse Bridge is due to open on the morning of Saturday, 18 June. 

National Highways will spend this week altering the layout of the contraflow on the westbound carriageway to enable two lanes to run in each direction. 

The hard shoulder and lane one will be available for westbound traffic while eastbound traffic will run on the remaining two lanes.  

To enable this to happen, the following overnight closures between junctions 36 (Goole) and 37 (Howden) are needed: 

  • Tonight (Monday 13 June), the eastbound lane and lane two of the westbound carriageway will be closed for resurfacing of the crossovers to accommodate two lanes of traffic.  
  • The eastbound lane will be closed overnight tomorrow (Tuesday 14 June) for alterations to the crossovers to accommodate two lanes of traffic. Westbound traffic will be running as normal. 
  • Overnight on Wednesday, 15 June, lane one of the westbound carriageway will be closed to sweep the hard shoulder, remove existing road markings and reapply them to new locations. Eastbound traffic will not be affected. 
  • Overnight on Thursday, 16 June the M62 will be closed to all westbound traffic for the alteration of road markings to move traffic into its new position  enabling the contraflow to be installed. Eastbound traffic will running as normal. Westbound traffic will be swapped on to the hard shoulder and lane one once it reopens on Friday morning. 
  • Overnight on Friday 17 June the M62 will be fully closed to all traffic to move the temporary concrete barrier to its new position and complete the build of the traffic management. Once it reopens on Saturday morning two lanes will be available in each direction on the westbound carriageway.  

All closures take place from 8pm to 6am the following morning. Diversions will be clearly signed. 

Once the new layout is established, the speed limit through the contraflow will be 30mph for the safety of road users.  

For additional information please visit the dedicated web page for the Ouse Bridge 

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