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M62 overnight closures

The M62 in West Yorkshire will be closed overnight for construction work.

The road will be closed in both directions from 8pm this evening until 8am tomorrow between J26 and J27 to allow the Highways Agency to install two overhead gantries.

M62 Credit: Press Association

This is the latest in series of closures that will continue on most weekends until September, with the exception of the Bank Holiday.

The £150m construction work began in October and aims to change the M62 into the region’s first managed motorway.

The Highways Agency will open the hard shoulder as an extra lane and introduce compulsory speed limits to reduce traffic and improve safety.

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