Press release

Overnight closures from this weekend, 18 April, at junction 19 of the M1 in Catthorpe, Leicestershire

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Road closures will be in place to both northbound and southbound traffic on the M1 as part of the Catthorpe improvement scheme.

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The closures are necessary to allow bridge beams to be safely lifted in to place to form part of the new A14 west to M1 northbound viaduct.

Diversions will be in place on the following dates, starting tomorrow:

  • Saturday 18 April from 8pm until 8am
  • Friday 24 April from 9pm until 8am
  • Monday 27 April from 9pm until 6am
  • Tuesday 5 May from 9pm until 6am
  • Wednesday 6 May from 9pm until 6am
  • Friday 8 May from 9pm until 8am
  • Monday 11 May from 9pm until 6am
  • Friday 15 May from 9am until 8am

M1 northbound traffic will be diverted off the M1 at junction 19 onto the M6. Traffic will exit the M6 at junction 1 and head north on the A426 to the A5. Traffic will then be diverted left and head north on the A5. Drivers will head north on the A5 to the roundabout with the A4303, where traffic will then turn right onto the A4303 and then re-join the M1 at junction 20.

M1 south bound traffic will be diverted off the M1 at junction 19. Traffic will head right, through the junction, onto the M6. Traffic will travel west on the M6 and exit at junction 1 where it will join the M6 southbound and re-join the M1.

The diversions will add an estimated 10-15 minutes onto travel times, so please consider this when planning your journey. Diversion routes will be in place and clearly signed.

Further information on the M1 junction 19 improvement project is available on the Highways England website at: http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/m1-junction-19-improvement-scheme/

General enquiries

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

Media enquiries

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 17 April 2015