SHEFFIELD LEEDS MOTORWAY
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WORK is to start soon on two contracts for " the last 13; miles of the Sheffield—Leeds Motorway (M1) between Tankersley and Horbury. The Minister of Transport has authorized West Riding County Council to accept the £6,731,308 tender of Dowsett Engineering Construction Ltd. for the seven-mile section between Tankersley and Darton and the £7,267,894 tender of Richard Costain (Civil Engineering) Ltd. for the six-and-a-half-mile section between Darton and Horbury.
The new contracts, which should be completed by the autumn of 1968, will join sections of the motorway already under construction on either side to complete 1831 miles of the London-Yorkshire motorway between north London and Leeds. They will run from about a quarter of a mile south of the A.61/A.6135 junction, which is to be built at Tankersley, to the bridge over A.642, already under construction at Horbury. Along the route other junctions will be provided with the A.628 at Dodworth, the A.637 at Haigh and the A.636 at Durkar, giving useful links with the industrial towns of Yorkshire and Lancashire.