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Traffic incidents

The following traffic incidents and congestion for M621 have been reported by Highways England, Traffic Scotland, Traffic Wales or Transport for London (TfL) in the last two hours:

Location: The M621 eastbound exit slip at junction J1 (Farnley) .
Reason: Congestion.
Status: Currently Active.
Return to normal: Normal traffic conditions are expected between 08:15 and 08:30 on 22 Jul 2024.
Nearest town: 1.8m from Leeds. CLEARED @ 08:23

There are no current incidents in this location.

M621 Roadworks

The following roadworks have been reported by various highways agencies and official transport sources. Click on a roadworks item to view more details on the traffic map.


The M621 motorway is a major motorway located in West Yorkshire, England. It opened in 1971 and it is an extension to the M1 linking Leeds to the M62.

The M621 is an important motorway, carrying a large proportion of traffic along the east-west axis across Yorkshire. It is a wide, dual three-lane motorway, and serves as an important link to other motorways such as the M1 and M62, as well as providing access to Leeds city centre.

Since the M621 opened, there have been improvements in road safety. Average speed cameras have been installed, and the use of High-Intensity Activated Crossings (HAWKs) to reduce speeds has been successful.

Since 2011, the number of reported crashes on the M621 has been steadily decreasing. According to Department for Transport statistics, in 2019 there were just 10 reported collisions on the M621, resulting in 11 casualties, 1 of which was fatal. This is significantly lower than other motorways in the West Yorkshire area, with the M62 recording 56 collisions and 59 casualties in the same period.

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Location: eastbound exit slip at junction J1 (Farnley) .

Due to: Congestion.

Normal traffic conditions are expected between 08:15 and 08:30 on 22 July 2024.
Nearest town: 1.8m from Leeds.