Press release

Planned road works in the East Midlands: weekly summary for Monday 6 July to Sunday 12 July 2015

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The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 2 July 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.

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Media wanting information about Highways England’s routine maintenance projects should, in the first instance, please visit our website

M1 junction 15 to 19, Northamptonshire: smart motorway preparatory work

Until 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.

The following work is scheduled for this week:

The M1 will be closed southbound from junction 18 to junction 16 for two nights on Saturday 11 July and Sunday 12 July between 9pm and 6am. A signed diversion route will be in place.

M1 junction 19, Catthorpe Interchange, Leicestershire: major improvement scheme

The M1 northbound carriageway will be closed for five consecutive nights between junction 19 exit slip road to the M6 and junction 19 entry slip road from the A14. At the same time the M1 southbound carriageway will be closed between the M1 to A14 exit slip road and the M6 entry slip road at junction 19.

The overnight closures will take place on 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 July between 9pm and 6am the following morning.

On Saturday 11 July the A14 will be closed westbound between junction 2 and Catthorpe junction from 7pm until 10am the following morning.

On Saturday 11 July, the M6 southbound exit slip road to ‘dumbbells’ will also be closed, with a full closure between the two dumbbells from 7pm to 10am the following morning.

Diversions will be in place and clearly signposted.

M1 junction 24/A50 Approach Economy Scheme

Work to improve the capacity and traffic flows at M1 Junction 24 is nearing completion. There will continue to be traffic management in place around the junction and its approaches at night times. There are no full closures over the next week.

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 please visit Highways England’s website.

A453, Nottinghamshire: major improvement scheme

On Monday 6 July, the A453 westbound will be closed at Parkway between 11pm and 3am.

Diversions will be signposted.

M1 junction 24 diversions

From 6 to 10 July, the northbound exit slip road will be closed at junction 24 of the M1 between 8pm and 5.30am.

Diversions will be signposted.

M1 junction 28 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. This week the following full closures will be in place:

  • Monday 6 July, the southbound entry slip roads at M1 junctions 31and 28 will be closed between 8pm and 6am
  • Tuesday 7 July, the northbound entry slip roads at M1 junctions 29 and 30 will be closed. The southbound entry slip roads will also be closed at junctions 29a and 28. These closures will be between 8pm and 6am
  • Wednesday 8 July, the northbound exit slip road at junction 29 will be closed between 8pm and 6am
  • Thursday 9 July, the northbound entry slip road at junction 29a will be closed between 8pm and 6am. The southbound exit slip road at junction 31 and the up and over at junction 29 will be closed during the same times
  • Friday 10 July, the southbound entry slip road at junction 29 will be closed from 8pm to 6am

M1 junction 21 to 20, Leicestershire: bridge repairs

From Thursday 28 May to 20 August there will be a permanent closure of the hard shoulder with selected lane closures and 50 mph speed restrictions between 8pm and 6am.

A14 Kettering, Northamptonshire: resurfacing

The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight between junction 9 and junction 7 from 8pm on Monday 6 July until 6am on Tuesday 7 July. A diversion will be in place during the closure. During the day, the newly-widened A14, with three lanes in both directions, will be open to traffic.

A46 Farndon roundabout, Nottinghamshire: resurfacing

The carriageway will be closed southbound between Cattlemarket roundabout and Farndon roundabout, overnight from 8pm to 6am from 30 June until 9 July.

General enquiries

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Published 3 July 2015