Keltbray wins contract to deliver works on M621 scheme in UK

WCN Editorial Team 1 Jul 2022 EUROPE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

UK-based engineering business firm Keltbray has secured a contract to provide improvement works on M621 Junctions 1 to 7.

The works under the £49.8m M621 scheme will be delivered on behalf of National Highways.

The main construction works under the scheme are set to commence in August this year, and likely to end in 2024.

An urban motorway, M621 is a key link between Leeds city centre and the surrounding road network. It connects Junction 27 of M62 to Junction 43 of M1.

Keltbray will be responsible for improvement of the M621 route which in turn will ensure the safety of commuters and ease congestion.

Other works include construction of additional lanes for vehicles at junction 2 roundabout and junction 3 westbound.

Another new lane between junctions 1 and 3 will replace two short sections of hard shoulder to address traffic.

Further, Keltbray along with the National Highways will change junction 3 westbound to allow free flow of traffic on main M621.

As part of improvements, westbound exit slip road of junction 2a will be permanently closed in order to decrease the risk of collisions.

To enable the National Highways to respond quickly to traffic issues, new technology to detect incidents will be installed between junctions 1 and 7.

Keltbray Infrastructure managing director Phill Price said: “This contract award marks a significant step forward for Keltbray in developing its highways business into a leading national provider.

“The M621 is a hugely important scheme which will see great benefits for the local community and surrounding areas.”

National Highways project manager James Finnigan said: “The improvements will create more reliable journeys for everyone using the M621, making sure more people get to where they need to go safely.”
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Image: Keltbray will take up works to improve M621 route to ensure the safety of commuters. Credit: Keltbray.

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