WARRINGTON Wolves fans hoping to make the trip to Hull KR next month have been warned of a complete motorway closure on their way home from the game.

Highways England will be carrying out repair work on the westbound carriageway of the M62 over a full weekend in June which will affect the journey home for travelling fans.

Work to re-waterproof Ardsley Railway Bridge means the motorway will be completely closed westbound between junctions 29 and 28 of the M62 near Leeds from 8pm on Friday, June 14 to 5am on Monday, June 17.

The game against Hull KR at the KCOM Craven Park kicks off at 3pm on Saturday, June 15.

This will affect fans travelling to the league game NOT the Challenge Cup game.

How am I going to get back from the match?

The diversion for drivers wishing to continue west will be to head north on the M1 and along the M621 before re-joining the M62 at junction 27.

If you fancy taking a different route, keep in mind these other closures from Highways England:

Lofthouse Interchange has been identified as a potential congestion point over the weekend, so to help driver travelling west on the M62 the following closures will be put in place:

• M1 northbound exit slip road at Lofthouse – driver intending to travel east on the M62 will be diverted up to junction 44 and back to junction 42 where they can access the M62 eastbound carriageway via the eastbound entry slip road

• M62 eastbound exit slip road at Lofthouse – drivers intending to travel south on the M1 will be diverted up to junction 30 of the M62 and back to junction 29 where they will take the westbound exit slip road and re-join the M1 south via the entry slip road.

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How long will the delay be?

The worst of the traffic should have started to clear by the time Wolves fans are heading home as highways bosses expect traffic is likely to be busiest between 10am and 5pm on the Saturday. 

Drivers are being advised to allow an extra 30 minutes for their journey during these peak hours and 15 minutes outside of the peak times when travelling this stretch of road.

Why are they closing this section of the motorway?

Dan Edwards, Highways England project manager, said: “Safety is our top priority and with that in mind, it’s crucial that we carry out this repair work now to stop the bridge deteriorating to a point that it could become a safety issue.

“We have worked closely with Leeds City Council to choose a weekend that doesn’t conflict with any major events, and we have selected a time of year when we see less traffic.

"Picking a weekend in June also gives us the best chance of getting the dry weather we need to carry out the waterproofing.

“We understand a full closure of the westbound M62 will cause disruption, so we are letting people know five weeks in advance in order that drivers can start planning their journeys."