M62 Ouse Bridge update: Opening of additional lane delayed


07 Jul 2022

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M62 Ouse Bridge update: Opening of additional lane delayed

Drivers in East Yorkshire are advised that the planned opening of an additional lane to eastbound traffic travelling on the M62 Ouse Bridge has unfortunately been delayed.

The target for reopening the lane on the eastbound carriageway and the exit slip road at junction 37 (Howden) had been this evening (Thursday). However, the delay has been caused by issues with fixing the final bridging plate over the affected bridge joint.

National Highways Programme Delivery Manager Phil Jepps said: “Our teams are now working on site and behind the scenes, to fix this issue and we will do all we can to have the additional lane open to traffic as soon as possible, ensuring the safety of drivers and engineers working on the site. We recognise the delay will be a disappointment for drivers and everyone who has worked extremely hard to get to this position. We hope the issue can be resolved today with a view to opening the lane as soon as possible"

“It is extremely important that we get this right first time and avoid any further issues with the plates once they are in place, minimising disruption and keeping traffic moving smoothly and safely over the bridge. “We appreciate everyone’s patience while we carry out this vital and complex work.”