MAJOR work to improve two key M62 junctions will begin on Monday, July 23.

The roundabouts and slip roads at junction 27 for Gildersome will be upgraded as part of a two phase scheme.

The scheme – which aims to improve journey times and reduce congestion - is being funded by Highways England and will be delivered by Leeds City Council.

It is part of a nationwide £220m Congestion Relief Fund to help tackle congestion.

At junction 27 the westbound exit slip roads from the M62 and M621 will be widened to three lanes to provide additional capacity on the roundabout improving access to Birstall and the surrounding business parks.

Work will begin later this summer at junction 28 of the M62. The westbound exit slip road will be extended to four lanes and the eastbound slip will be widened to three lanes.