Press release

Planned road works in the East Midlands: Weekly summary for Monday 23 to Sunday 29 March

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 20 March 2015 but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.

M1 junction 15 to 19, Northamptonshire: central reserve work

From 4 August to summer 2015 there will be various restrictions in place to allow for the construction of a reinforced concrete barrier in the central reserve. These include speed restrictions, narrow lanes and hard shoulder running. This week the following full closures will be in place from 9pm to 6am each night:

  • on Thursday 26 March there will be a closure of lane 1 and lane 2 on the M1 northbound between 15A and 16 including the closure of J15 northbound entry slip road
  • on Saturday 28 March there will be a full road closure of the M1 northbound between junction 15A and 16 including northbound J15A entry slip road
  • on Sunday 29 March there will be a full road closure of the M1 southbound between junction 16 and 15A including southbound J16 entry slip road

M1 junction 19 at Catthorpe, Leicestershire: major improvement works

Between now and autumn 2016 there will be various hard shoulder, lane or carriageway closures while the new junction is built.

  • on Saturday 21 March there will be road closures on the M6, A14 and M1 near Catthorpe

M1 Junction 21, Leicester: bridge construction

From 16 February to 31 March there will be overnight carriageway or lane closures on either or both carriageways from 8pm to 8am.

M1 junction 21 – 22, Leicestershire: carriageway repairs

From 24 to 25 March there will be a northbound carriageway closure and M69 link road closure northbound from 8pm to 5am.

M1 junction 21a – 22, Leicestershire: communications work

From 25 to 26 March there will be a northbound carriageway closure from 8pm to 5am.

M1 Junction 23a to Jct 24a, Leicestershire: survey works

From 26 January to 30 April there will be lane closures and exit slip road closures north and southbound from 10pm to 6am.

M1 junction 28 to 31 and 32 to 35a, Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire/Yorkshire: smart motorway

Until winter 2016 there will be various restrictions in place on the M1 between junctions 28 and 35a to allow for the construction of the smart motorway. These include lane closures, speed restrictions, hard shoulder running and overnight slip road or carriageway closures. Until March 2015 there will be various restrictions in place on the M18 between junction 0 and 2. These include lane closures, speed restrictions, hard shoulder running and overnight slip road or carriageway closures. This week the following full closures will be in place:

  • Monday 23 March the M1 northbound junction 32 will be closed from 8pm to 6am
  • From Monday 23 March to Wednesday 25 March the M1 southbound junction 28 entry will be closed overnight from 8pm to 6am
  • on Monday 23, Tuesday 24, and Wednesday 25 March the A38 from McArthur Glen will be closed to junction 28 from 8pm to 6am
  • from Thursday 26 March to Sunday 29 March the M1 northbound junction 28 entry will be closed overnight from 8pm to 6am
  • from Thursday 26 March to Sunday 29 March the A38 from Derby (at the Brambley way junction) to junction 28 will be closed overnight from 8pm to 6am
  • from Thursday 26 March to Sunday 29 March, Mansfield Road from South Normanton to junction 28 will be closed overnight from 8pm to 6am

M45 between J1 and M1 J17, Northamptonshire/Warwickshire: barrier installation

From 11 December 2014 to March 2015 barrier installation will be carried out. The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, from 8pm to 6am on 13 November. Two further closures will take place in 2015. At all other times there will be closures of lane one and the hard shoulder. Traffic will be diverted from the M1 j16 along the A45 around Daventry to re-join the M45 at J1.

M45 Dunchurch to M1 J17, Northamptonshire: carriageway repairs

From 9 February to 20 May there will be a number of restrictions on the eastbound carriageway including overnight carriageway closures from 8pm to 6am, or 24/7 closures of the hard shoulder and lane one with a 50mph speed limit. During full closures traffic will be diverted via the A45 to Daventry and Weedon to join the M1 at J16.

A1 Elkesley, Nottinghamshire: junction improvement

Between now and September 2015 various restrictions will be in place including lane closures, carriageway closures, narrow lanes and a 40mph speed limit.

A1 Harlaxton to Barrowby, Lincolnshire: survey works

From 1 March to 23 March there will be a lane 1 closure northbound and verge works on the southbound exit slip from 8pm – 6am.

A1 Beacon Hill Road, Coddington, Nottinghamshire: construction

From 10 March to 11 June there will be a 24/7 exit slip road closure.

A1 Barrowby, Lincolnshire: signing work

From 22 March to 11 April there will be slip road closures southbound from 8pm to 6am.

A5 Crick and Kilsby, Northamptonshire: hedge cutting

On 27 March there will be traffic signals operating northbound and southbound from 8am to 3.30pm.

A5 Caldecote, Warwickshire: junction improvement

From 16 February 2014 to 31 March 2015 lane closures and two way traffic signals will be in place while the junction is improved.

A5 DIRFT, Crick, Northamptonshire: footpath reconstruction

From 15 March to 1 April there will be daytime lane closures on the southbound carriageway between 8am and 5pm, a 24/7 50mph speed limit and layby closures.

A14 junction 12-13, Nene Viaduct, Northamptonshire: bridge works

From 9 March to 3 May there will be overnight carriageway closures between 8pm and 6am. Only one carriageway will be closed at a time although dates and direction of the closures will be dictated by the works found on inspection of the bridge. Diversions will be the A45 at Junction 13 to Irthlingborough then onto the A6 to re-join the A14 at Jun 10, or vice versa.

A14 junction 12 -13, Northamptonshire: structure work

From 23 to 24 March there will be an eastbound carriageway closure from 8pm to 6am. Traffic will be diverted around the closure by using the A6 at J10 and A45 at J13 in both directions.

A14 Cranford to Islip, Northamptonshire: communications work

From 23 to 24 March there will be a layby closure eastbound, and carriageway and entry slip closure eastbound from 8pm to 6am. Diversion will be the A6, A45 and re-join at Thrapston.

A38 Allestree to Little Eaton, Derbyshire: carriageway repair

From 23 to 25 March there will be an overnight northbound carriageway closure from 8pm to 6am.

A42, J13 - Jct 23a M1, Leicestershire: litter clearance

From 14 March to 29 March there will be lane closures north and southbound from 6am to 12pm.

A42 Finger Farm Island to Jct 13, Leicestershire: carriageway repair

From 23 to 24 March there will be a southbound carriageway closure from 8pm to 5am.

A43 Padbury Roundabout to Ardley Roundabout, Oxfordshire: improvement scheme

From 27 October to 20 March 2015 there will be various overnight lane and carriageway closures in place on both carriageways from 8pm to 6am.

A45 Chowns Mill roundabout, Northamptonshire: surveys

From 11 March to 1 April there will be lane closures during the day from 9.30am to 3.30pm and again at night from 8pm to 6am.

A45 Irchester to Wilby Way, Northamptonshire: surveys

From 15 March to 30 March there will be slip road closures and lane 1 or 2 closures northbound and southbound from 8pm – 6am.

A52 Bingham, Nottinghamshire: resurfacing

From 2 March to 13 April there will be overnight closures of either the east or westbound carriageway between Saxondale roundabout and the junction of the A52 with Grantham Road, Bingham. Access to Bingham and surrounding villages will be maintained. Through traffic will be diverted via the A1 to Newark and A46 to Bingham, or vice versa. Closures take place from 8pm to 6am each night.

A52 Barrowby, Lincolnshire, to Saxondale, Nottinghamshire: resurfacing

From 9 March to 11 April there will be full overnight road closures from 8pm to 6am.

A453 widening from M1 junction 24 to A52: major improvement work

  • on Thursday 26 March the A453 EM Parkway to West Leake junction will be closed from 8pm to 5am.
  • on Friday 27 March the A453 Mill Hill to West Leake junction will be closed from 8pm to 5am.

M1 junction 24/A50 Approach Economy scheme

For details of all other lane closures and other traffic management visit the journey impact section of the scheme website.

Customers travelling to and from East Midlands Airport should allow extra time for their journeys during this work, particularly if they have a flight to catch. For real time traffic information visit the Highways Agency’s website.

M1 Junction 24

  • 25 and 26 March the A453 northbound will be closed from services to junction 24 from 8pm to 5am
  • 25 and 26 March the A453 southbound will be closed from junction 24 to services from 8pm to 6pm
  • 26 March the M1 southbound entry slip road will be closed from 8pm to 5am.

General enquiries

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