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Littler on embankments and central reservation on M621 between M62 and J1

Reported via desktop in the Main Carriageway (NH) category anonymously at 13:19, Tuesday 23 January 2024

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5480506.

There is lots of litter on both embankments and the central reservation, the litter is soft plastics, larger plastic debris and other general waste which has built up over a period of time. It is unsightly, gives a poor image of the approach to Leeds and is also bad for local wildlife Please could a litter pick be considered?

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  • Thank you for your email of 23 January 2024 about litter on the embankments and central reservations on the M62 and M621. We understand your concerns and appreciate you taking the time to contact us about the issue.

    We've checked and can confirm there are overnight closures planned in this area anti-clockwise between M621 J4 to M62 J27 for three nights, 29 to 31 January and clockwise closures between M62 J27 and M621 J1 for three nights, 1 to 3 February. Work will take place to sweep, pick litter and clear/maintain drainage assets on the west-facing slip roads at M621 and the mainline from there to the M62 at Gildersome during these closures.

    Thank you again for contacting us. If there is anything we can help you with, please email or telephone our Contact Centre. They’re available 24 hours a day by phone: 0300 123 5000 or by email Alternatively, please visit the National Highways website at

    Posted by National Highways at 15:14, Wednesday 24 January 2024

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