M62 Ouse Bridge update: Additional lane and junction 37 exit slip to reopen towards end of next week

Eastbound lanes and junction 37 - update

M62 Ouse Bridge update: Additional lane and junction 37.

Published

08 Jul 2022

An additional lane for eastbound traffic exiting Junction 37 at the M62 Ouse Bridge is now expected to reopen towards the end of next week (week commencing 11 July 2022).

Bridging plates have now been secured into place over a damaged bridge joint on the eastbound carriageway between junctions 36 (Goole) and 37 (Howden), and successfully tested.

National Highways Programme Delivery Manager Phil Jepps said: “We’re now working with our delivery partners to make sure the layout of the new lane is designed in the right way for traffic approaching the Ouse Bridge and making it easy and safe for motorists to exit the M62 at Junction 37. In addition, we’re arranging for the manufacture of additional bespoke signs for the new layout."

“We have been working extremely hard to get the lane and exit slip road open and had aimed to have them both opened this week. We sincerely apologise for the delay and are doing everything we can to have the lane reopened over the next week. This has been a very complex repair and I would like to thank everyone for their patience while we carry out this work.”

The eastbound carriageway of the Ouse Bridge has been closed since mid-June to enable us and our delivery partners to progress vital repairs to a damaged bridge joint. A contraflow is currently in place allowing two lanes of traffic to travel in each direction.

You can keep up to date on developments on the Ouse Bridge by visiting the dedicated website at www.nationalhighways.co.uk/our-work/yorkshire-and-north-east/m62-ouse-bridge or by following the National Highways Yorkshire Facebook and Twitter feed @HighwaysYORKS.

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