M621 motorway

The M621 is a short loop of motorway in England that takes traffic into central Leeds between the M1 and M62 motorways.

M621 shield

M621
Route information
Maintained by Highways England
Length7.7 mi (12.4 km)
Existed1972–present
HistoryConstructed 1972–75
Major junctions
FromGildersome
 UK-Motorway-M62.svg
M62 motorway
UK-Motorway-M1.svg
M1 motorway
ToRothwell
Location
Primary
destinations
Leeds
Road network

HistoryEdit

The first section of the M621 to open, known at the time as the 'South West Urban Motorway', extends from the M62 to Junction 3 in central Leeds where it used to terminate at a roundabout which was also the terminus of the M1 motorway. This section opened in stages, from the M62 to Junction 1 in 1971, and from Junction 1 to Junction 3 in 1973.[1]

When the M1 was diverted away from Leeds when the 'M1 – A1 Lofthouse to Bramham' extension opened in 1999[2] adjustments were made to Junction 3 and the Leeds section of the M1 was re-designated as M621 (Junctions 3–7).[1]

JunctionsEdit

 
M621 junction 4 sliproad at Hunslet.
M621 motorway junctions
Eastbound exits Junction Westbound exits Coordinates
Start of motorway
Leeds, Batley A62
Morley A650
M62, J27 Manchester, Bradford M62
Bradford (E) A62, A650
53°44′49″N 1°38′44″W / 53.74699°N 1.64555°W / 53.74699; -1.64555 (M621, Start of motorway)
Leeds (W), Leeds/Bradford   A6110 J1 Ring Road, Leeds/Bradford   A6110
Dewsbury (A653)
53°46′31″N 1°34′55″W / 53.77540°N 1.58195°W / 53.77540; -1.58195 (M621, Junction 1)
A643
Wetherby (A58)
Harrogate (A61)
York (A64)
J2 A643 53°46′48″N 1°34′06″W / 53.78001°N 1.56838°W / 53.78001; -1.56838 (M621, Junction 2)
No access J2a Beeston, Holbeck 53°47′00″N 1°33′19″W / 53.78334°N 1.55534°W / 53.78334; -1.55534 (M621, Junction 2a)
Leeds Centre A653
Beeston, Holbeck
J3 Leeds Centre (S & W), Holbeck A653 53°47′05″N 1°32′49″W / 53.78460°N 1.54701°W / 53.78460; -1.54701 (M621, Junction 3)
The NORTH (M1)
Hunslet A61
J4 Harrogate A61, Leeds Centre (N & E) 53°46′51″N 1°32′21″W / 53.78083°N 1.53916°W / 53.78083; -1.53916 (M621, Junction 4)
No access J5 Hunslet, Beeston 53°46′29″N 1°32′24″W / 53.77466°N 1.53989°W / 53.77466; -1.53989 (M621, Junction 5)
Middleton J6 No access 53°46′14″N 1°32′03″W / 53.77045°N 1.53427°W / 53.77045; -1.53427 (M621, Junction 6)
The NORTH (M1, A1), Pontefract, Stourton A639 J7 Stourton 53°46′03″N 1°30′52″W / 53.76754°N 1.51457°W / 53.76754; -1.51457 (M621, Junction 7)
The SOUTH, London, Wakefield M1, Hull (M62) M1, J43 Start of motorway 53°45′07″N 1°30′59″W / 53.75196°N 1.51633°W / 53.75196; -1.51633 (M621, Start of motorway)

GalleryEdit

 
M1 and M621 interchange
 
A view of central Leeds from the M621, Junction 6
 
Looking north east with Leeds in the distance

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "M621 motorway". roads.org.uk.
  2. ^ "M1 – A1 Lofthouse to Bramham". Highways Agency. Archived from the original on 1 March 2012.

External linksEdit

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