Resurfacing work being carried out on the M62 by the Highways Agency

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THE Highways Agency will be carrying out resurfacing works on the M62 between Junction 37 and Balkholme on the east and westbound carriageways from August 13.

The work involves resurfacing, white lining and road stud renewal to large areas of the carriageway and is expected to last for seven weeks. In order to minimise disruption to drivers the work will take place overnight between 8pm and 6am.

The work will be carried out in phases and it will be necessary to close the carriageway at various times. Signs to inform drivers of the closures will be put up in advance of the work and clearly signed diversion routes will be in place.

Phase one will require overnight closure of the eastbound carriageway between Junction 36 and Junction 37 for five nights. The diversion route will involve closing the eastbound entry slip road at Junction 36 and diverting traffic via the A614 to the eastbound entry slip road at Junction 37.

During phase two of the work there will be overnight closure of the eastbound carriageway between Junction 37 and Junction 38 for 15 nights. The diversion route will involve closing the eastbound entry slip road at junction 37 and diverting traffic via the A614, the A1079 and the A1034 to the eastbound entry slip road at South Cave Interchange on the A63. Traffic entering the A63 at Junction 38 will be unaffected.

Phase three of the work will include overnight closures of the westbound carriageway between Junction 38 and Junction 37 for five nights. The diversion route will involve closing the westbound entry slip road at Junction 38 and diverting traffic from South Cave Interchange on the A63, via the A1034, the A1079 and the A614 to the westbound entry slip road at Junction 37 on the M62. Traffic wishing to go westbound at Junction 38 will be diverted back to South Cave to follow the diversion.

The final phase of the work involves overnight closure of the westbound carriageway between Junction 37 and Junction 36 for two nights. The diversion route will involve closing the westbound entry slip road at Junction 37 and diverting traffic via the A614 to the westbound entry slip road at Junction 36.

Highways Agency project manager, Steven Wright, said: “This work will improve the road surface and improve safety for drivers. Every effort has been made to ensure any disruption to drivers and residents is kept to a minimum, so we are carrying out this work overnight when traffic levels are lower.

“During the works we advise road users to plan their journeys to avoid delays. Safety is our top priority and for the safety of road users and roadworkers we encourage all drivers to drive carefully past the works and along the diversion routes, keeping within the speed limit, and concentrating on the road ahead.”