Press release

Planned roadworks in East Midlands: weekly summary for Monday 15 to Sunday 22 February 2016

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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 12 February 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 19, Leicestershire: road improvement scheme

The M1 to M6 northbound link road will be closed overnight from 9pm on 17 February until 6am on 18 February, and again from 9pm on 18 February until 6am on 19 February.

A diversion will take M1 to M6 northbound traffic on the M1 to junction 20, then south on the A426 to join the M6 at junction 1.

The A14 to M1 northbound link road will be closed, as will the M1 northbound from junction 19 and southbound from junction 20, from 9pm on 22 February until 6am on 23 February.

The following diversions will be in place:

  • A14 to M1 northbound traffic will continue up the M6 to junction 1, head north east up the A426 and join the M1 at junction 20
  • M1 northbound traffic will be diverted up the M6 at junction 19 to M6 junction 1, then north east up the A426 to rejoin the M1 at junction 20
  • M1 southbound traffic will be diverted off at junction 20, head south down the A426 to M6 junction 1 and then travel east to rejoin the M1 or join the A14

The M1 to M6 northbound link road and M1 southbound exit road at junction 19 will be closed overnight from 9pm on 23 February until 6am on 24 February, and again from 9pm on 24 February until 6am on 25 February.

The following diversions will be in place:

  • M1 to M6 northbound traffic will continue on the M1 to junction 20, head south on the A426 and join the M6 at junction 1
  • M1 to A14 traffic will be diverted off the M1 at junction 20, head south west down the A426 and join the M6 southbound at junction 1

The M1 southbound exit slip road at junction 19 will be closed overnight from 9pm on 25 February until 6am on 26 February.

A diversion will take M1 to A14 traffic to the M1 junction 20, southwest down the A426, and back onto the M6 southbound at junction 1.

A5 Gibbet Hill island, Leicestershire/Warwickshire: resurfacing work

There will be a partial closure of A5 Gibbet Hill island this weekend, starting at 10pm on 19 February and ending at 5am on Monday 22 February. During this time, 3 side roads – A426 Rugby Road, A426 Lutterworth Road and Gibbet Lane – will be closed. The same closure arrangements will also be used from 26 February to 29 February.

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 15 February 2016