M1/M62 barrier renewal
We’re replacing the steel barrier for concrete barriers on: The M62 between junction 28 (Tingley) and 29 (Lofthouse). The M1 between junction 42 (Lofthouse) and 43 (Belle Isle), and on the M621 near junction 7 (Stourton).
The scheme will involve replacing more than 3.8km of the existing steel central barrier with a concrete barrier. The lighting on this stretch of road will also be upgraded to LED.
Concrete barriers are even stronger than metal ones and significantly reduce the risk of vehicles crossing over from one carriageway to another, improving safety and reducing the duration of incident-related congestion.