Highways Agency project manager, Tim Calvert, said:
This is essential carriageway maintenance work which will improve the road surface and provide new road markings. The work will require lane and slip road closures, which will also be used to cut back overhanging trees and shrubs, improving visibility of traffic signals and signage for drivers along this route, and reducing the need for future lane closures.
Work will take place on the northbound carriageway of the M1 between junction 36 and 37, from 13 to 26 October. In order to carry out the work safely there will be overnight lane closures on the main carriageway between 8pm and 6am. The junction 36 entry and exit and junction 37 exit slip roads will also be closed.
Work on the southbound M1 between junction 38 and Darton will take place between 23 October and 1 November. This work will require overnight lane closures on the main carriageway between 8pm and 6am. The junction 38 exit and entry slip roads will also be closed.
Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.
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