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M621
M621 highlighted in blue
Route information
Maintained by National Highways
Length7.7 mi (12.4 km)
Existed1972–present
HistoryConstructed 1972–75
Major junctions
FromGildersome
Major intersections
UK-Motorway-M62.svg

M62 motorway
UK-Motorway-M1.svg

M1 motorway
ToRothwell
Location
CountryUnited Kingdom
Primary
destinations
Leeds
Road network
M606 M876

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

History

The first section of the M621 to open, known at the time as the 'South West Urban Motorway', extended 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, first from the M62 to Junction 1 in 1971, and then next 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, given Junction 3 to Junction 7).[1]

Junctions

County Location mi km Junction Destinations Notes
West Yorkshire Morley 0 0 [coord 1] M62  - Manchester ;
A650 - Bradford ;
A62 - Leeds, Birstall
Leeds 3.2 5.1 1[coord 2] A6110 - Leeds ring road
3.9 6.2 2[coord 3] A643 - Leeds
4.3 7.0 2a[coord 4] A58 - Beeston, Holbeck Westbound exit and eastbound entrance only
4.8 7.8 3[coord 5] A653 - Leeds Centre, Beeston
5.2 8.4 4[coord 6] A61 - Leeds Centre, Hunslet
5.6 9.0 5[coord 7] A653 - Leeds Centre, Beeston
6.3 10.1 6[coord 8] Belle Isle Eastbound exit and westbound entrance only
6.9 11.1 7[coord 9] A639 - Leeds, Stourton ;
A61 - Robin Hood
8.0 12.9 [coord 10] M1  - London Northbound entrance and southbound exit only
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

*Ceremonial Counties

Coordinate list
  1. ^ 53°44′49″N 1°38′44″W / 53.74699°N 1.64555°W / 53.74699; -1.64555 (M621, Start of motorway)
  2. ^ 53°46′31″N 1°34′55″W / 53.77540°N 1.58195°W / 53.77540; -1.58195 (M621, Junction 1)
  3. ^ 53°46′48″N 1°34′06″W / 53.78001°N 1.56838°W / 53.78001; -1.56838 (M621, Junction 2)
  4. ^ 53°47′00″N 1°33′19″W / 53.78334°N 1.55534°W / 53.78334; -1.55534 (M621, Junction 2a)
  5. ^ 53°47′05″N 1°32′49″W / 53.78460°N 1.54701°W / 53.78460; -1.54701 (M621, Junction 3)
  6. ^ 53°46′51″N 1°32′21″W / 53.78083°N 1.53916°W / 53.78083; -1.53916 (M621, Junction 4)
  7. ^ 53°46′29″N 1°32′24″W / 53.77466°N 1.53989°W / 53.77466; -1.53989 (M621, Junction 5)
  8. ^ 53°46′14″N 1°32′03″W / 53.77045°N 1.53427°W / 53.77045; -1.53427 (M621, Junction 6)
  9. ^ 53°46′03″N 1°30′52″W / 53.76754°N 1.51457°W / 53.76754; -1.51457 (M621, Junction 7)
  10. ^ 53°45′07″N 1°30′59″W / 53.75196°N 1.51633°W / 53.75196; -1.51633 (M621, Start of motorway)

Gallery

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

References

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