Press release

M180 carriageway reconstruction work resumes

Work to carry out major carriageway reconstruction of the M180 between junctions 1 and 4 will begin again next week.

The work involves deep reconstruction along 20 miles of carriageway and renewing the associated road markings and road studs. Work will also take place to provide 7 new bridge joints, and carry out carriageway inspection work. When complete the work will prolong the life of the carriageway and improve road safety.

Highways Agency project manager, Steven Wright, said:

This work has been reprogrammed following the unacceptable delays drivers experienced in August, which led to the scheme being halted. We will not be carrying out carriageway closures during the day and are confident that any disruption to drivers will be kept to a minimum. The majority of the work is taking place overnight when traffic volumes are at their lowest.

Work will start on 6 October and is expected to be completed by the end of January, assuming reasonable weather conditions. The current schedule is:

  • M180 junction 2 to 3, overnight closures of the eastbound carriageway from 6 to 19 October, between 8pm and 6am. A lane closure will be in place during the day.

  • M180 Junction 3 to 2, overnight closures of the westbound carriageway from 12 to 28 November between 8pm and 6am. A lane closure will be in place during the day.

  • M180 Junction 4 to 3, overnight closures of the westbound carriageway, from 5 to 31 January between 8pm and 6am. A lane closure will be in place during the day.

During each closure clearly signed diversion routes will be in place. Further details on this scheme and diversion routes can be found on the Highways Agency website.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.

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