Press release

Improvements to the M271 junction 1

A nine month scheme to provide additional capacity on the M271 junction 1 is due to start in January 2016.

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The slip roads will be widened and traffic lights installed to increase the capacity to support the new Lidl distribution centre nearby. The work will involve various lane closures and overnight slip road closures.

Highways England project sponsor Kat Saradinova said:

The improvements to the junction will provide additional capacity and support local development. We have worked with the developers to ensure that any disruption to drivers and local residents is minimised. The M271 itself will remain unaffected and any slip road closures will be carried out overnight, when traffic flows are lowest.

The work is due to start on Monday 18 January and will take 9 months to complete.

The work is being carried out by the developer, Barker Mill Estates. For more information about the road improvements contact R&W Traffic Management on 02380 845379.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

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Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 14 January 2016