Press release

Planned roadworks in East Midlands: Weekly summary for Monday 14 to Sunday 20 September 2015

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Planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week.

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

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 11 September 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: smart motorways 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.

M1 junction 19, Leicestershire: road improvement scheme

From 9pm on Monday 14 September to 6am on 15 September, the M1 northbound carriageway between the junction 19 exit road to the M6 and the junction 19 entry from the A14 will be closed. At the same time, the M1 southbound will be closed between the M1 to A14 exit and the M6 entry road at junction 19.

M1 northbound traffic will be diverted off the M1 at junction 19 onto the M6 to junction 1. From there, traffic can head north on the A426 to the A5, left and north up the A5, then onto the roundabut with the A4303. Traffic can turn right here onto the A4303 to rejoin the M1 at junction 20.

Southbound traffic will be diverted off at junction 19, turning right to exit at the M6. From the M6, traffic can exit at junction 1 to join the southbound M6, then back to rejoin the M1.

The M6 southbound will also be closed overnight at junction 1 as part of this scheme, on 18 and 19 September, with work set to take place between 9pm and 6am.

M6 to A14 traffic will be diverted off at M6 junction 1, onto the A426 to M1 junction 20, south to exit at M1 junction 19, and onto the A14.

M6 to M1 traffic will be diverted at M6 junction 1 on to the A426, to turn right and head south on the A5 to M1 junction 18.

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:

From Monday 14 September from 8pm to 6am on 19 September, the southbound exit slip at M1 junction 28 will be closed.

On Monday 14 September from 8pm until 6am on 15 September, the M1 junction 34 southbound entry slip will be closed.

A14 junction 10 to junction 13, Northamptonshire: carriageway work

The A14 westbound will be closed overnight at junction 9 until September 24.

Two phases of work are taking place on the carriageway, with different diversions. These will be clearly signed to drivers.

In the first phase, traffic travelling on the westbound carriageway will be diverted at junction 13 onto the A45 southbound, then onto the northbound A6 to rejoin the A14 eastbound at junction 10.

For the second phase, traffic will be diverted at junction 10 onto the A6 southbound through Findon, to the A509 roundabout. From there, traffic can take the third exit onto the A509 northbound, which will take them back to the A14 eastbound at junction 9.

A38 Ripley, Derbyshire: carriageway repairs

The northbound entry slip road will be closed from 8pm on Monday 14 September until 6am on Tuesday 15. Diversions will be clearly signposted.

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 11 September 2015