M62 Ouse Bridge

Following a recent inspection, we've had to close two of the three lanes on the eastbound carriageway.

Start date 12 April 2022
End date TBC
Cost

Latest updates

  • 13 May 2022

    Work continues to develop a long term solution

    Our engineers are continuing to develop a programme of works which will see the eastbound carriageway return to three lanes as soon as possible. 

    The temporary repairs will allow us to reopen all of the lanes, whilst we work on the main programme of works to replace the bridge joint. 

    The bridge remains safe to use for all traffic and the introduction of the contraflow has meant that traffic has been kept moving in both directions with minimal disruption.

    Recently we met with, Phil Jepps our Programme Delivery Manager to explain the current situation.

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  • 03 May 2022

    Eastbound overnight lane closure 4 May 2022

    We are closing the eastbound contraflow lane between junction 36 (Goole) and junction 37 of the M62 (Howden Spur) overnight on Wednesday 4 May between 8.00pm and Thursday 5 May 6.00am for urgent repairs to the road surface at junction 37.

    Closing the contraflow lane will allow us to close the M62 eastbound at junction 37 between the exit and entry slip roads and safely repair the road.

    During the closure, eastbound traffic will be diverted off at junction 37, using the eastbound slip road, around the roundabout and then back on the M62 at the eastbound entry slip road.

    The contraflow system is currently in place between junctions 36 and 37 on the Ouse Bridge for essential repairs to a bridge joint. The issue with the bridge joint does not affect the safety of the bridge.

    While these repairs take place, drivers are reminded to plan their journeys, allow extra time for travelling and check traffic conditions before setting off.

  • 19 April 2022

    Contraflow system now in place

    The contraflow system has now been introduced between junctions 36 (Goole) and 37 (Howden Spur).
    Junction 37 eastbound will only be accessible from the left lane of the contraflow on the eastbound carriageway. Signs will be in place to direct drivers.
    Abnormal goods vehicles are advised to use the left lane and remain on the eastbound carriageway.
    A free recovery system will be in place, so any vehicle breakdowns within the contraflow area can be quickly and safely removed.
    While these repairs take place, drivers are reminded to plan their journeys, allow extra time for travelling and check traffic conditions before setting off.

  • 08 April 2022

    Lane closures while investigations carried out

    Over the next few nights we will be installing a contraflow to the M62 between junctions 36 (Goole) and 37 (Howden Spur).

    A contraflow system will be in place from 6am Friday 15 April while engineers carry out further investigation work on the bridge joint.

    The contraflow will take one lane of traffic heading eastbound onto the westbound carriageway. This is something that you would see on a lot of road works. It allows us to maintain 66% of road capacity in both directions which will reduce potential congestion in one particular direction.

    Please be aware:

    • junction 37, Howden Spur, eastbound towards Hull, is only accessible from the left lane of the contraflow, on the eastbound carriageway - signs are in place to direct you.

    In addition, we'll reduce the speed limit and operate a free recovery service, so should there be any vehicle breakdowns within the contraflow area they can be quickly and safely removed.

    Should you break down within the contraflow please call us on 0300 123 5000.

    Abnormal goods vehicles are advised to use the left lane and remain on the eastbound carriageway. Any abnormal indivisible loads should contact us in advance to confirm their route.

    Engineers will continue to carry out site investigations and asses the condition of the structures around the bridge joint, which will allow us to develop a plan so that we can replace the bridge joint. While you may not see workers on site, we're working as quickly as possible to develop the programme.

Project information

Overview

Routine investigations identified a partial failure of a joint on the eastbound carriageway.

Extensive investigations are under way to establish what repairs are required, which will then allow us to develop a detailed design of the works and a work programme.

These processes take time and we appreciate the inconvenience this may be causing to road users.
Safety is paramount, not only for road users but also to all of our engineers who are working on the scheme and lane closures will have to remain in place until the works are complete.

As the programme progresses we'll continue to provide regular updates through this page and our social media.

The M62 is a vital link to Hull and the rest of the county and the Ouse Bridge is vital in maintaining this link.

This project will repair the joint and we will re-open the lanes to all traffic as soon as possible, we will continue to provide updates as the project develops.

Safety of all road users and our workers is essential and this is why we need to install the contraflow. 

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