Press release

Planned roadworks in East Midlands: Weekly summary for Monday 24 to Sunday 30 August 2015

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 21 August 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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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.

On Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 August between 9pm and 6am, there will be a road closure on the M1 southbound between junction15A and junction15.

On Wednesday 26 August between 9pm and 6am, there will be a road closure on the M1 southbound between junction16 and junction15A.

On Thursday 27 August between 9pm and 6am, there will be a road closure on the M1 southbound between junction15A and junction15.

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 24 August:

  • M1 southbound junction 32 exit slip closed
  • M1 northbound junction 29 exit slip closed
  • M1 northbound junction 31 up & over diversion (works underneath bridge)
  • M1 southbound junction 29 entry slip closed

Tuesday 25 August:

  • M1 northbound junction 34 entry slip closed
  • M1 northbound junction 35 exit slip closed
  • M1 southbound junction 29 entry slip closed
  • M1 northbound junction 30 entry slip closed

Wednesday 26 August:

  • M1 southbound junction 31 up & over diversion
  • M1 northbound junction 34 exit slip closed
  • M1 southbound junction 29 entry slip closed

Thursday 27 August:

  • M1 northbound junction 33 entry slip closed
  • M1 northbound junction 29 exit slip closed
  • M1 southbound junction 29 entry slip closed
  • M1 southbound junction 30 exit slip closed

No planned closures over the Bank Holiday weekend.

A5 Paulerspury, Northamptonshire: Resurfacing work

On Wednesday 26 to Friday 28 August there will be a full closure of the northbound and southbound carriageway between 8pm and 6am each night.

A14, junction 1 to junction 2, Northamptonshire: Carriageway work

From Monday 24 to Thursday 27 August there will be a closure of the westbound carriageway between 9.30pm and 6am each night.

The diversion route will be A14 westbound junction 2 to junction1 full westbound closure. Traffic travelling on the A14 westbound will be diverted at junction 2 exit slip onto the A508 southbound then onto Brampton Lane to join the A5199 northbound leading them to rejoin the A14 westbound at junction1.

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 21 August 2015