Meeting the local road safety need

The safe and efficient operation of the Motorway Network is essential to the Region’s economic growth.

Government Policy is for Motorway Service Areas to be less than 30 minutes’ drive time and no more than 28 miles apart on the Motorway Network. An assessment of the region has shown that a significant part of the Network is, therefore, ‘road safety’ deficient.

As such, there is an immediate ‘need’ for an MSA on the section of the Motorway Network between the existing MSAs at M62 Hartshead Moor, M1 Woolley Edge, and A1M Wetherby. Leeds Skelton Lake Services will fully satisfy this ‘need’ and significantly improve road safety within this section of the Motorway Network.