Lofthouse to Hopetown

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Hopetown to Ferrybridge (J31 to J33)


This contract was awarded to Dowsett Engineering Construction Ltd in the tender sum of 5.211 million and started on the 14th March 1972 and completed in March 1974.

The contract took the M62 Motorway to its junction with the London - Edinburgh Trunk Road A1 at Ferrybridge and included the construction of a three level interchange together with a length of embankment and bridge in the middle of the roundabout to carry the future M62 extension over the A1. A second interchange was also included in this contract at Pontefract at the junction of the A639 Pontefract - Castleford County Road.

There are 17 bridges on this 8.4km. length of motorway. Again special precautions to minimise the effect of old mine workings were taken throughout these works.

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Ferrybridge to Pollington

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