Press release

Planned roadworks in East Midlands: weekly summary for Monday 28 September to Sunday 4 October 2015

Planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week.

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 25 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 16 to 19, Northamptonshire: smart motorways preparatory work

There will be various restrictions in place to allow for the smart motorway preparatory work to be undertaken. These include speed restrictions, narrow lanes and hard shoulder running.

M1 junction 19, Leicestershire: road improvement scheme

From Monday 28 to Wednesday 30 September, the M6 northbound entry slip road at junction 1 will be closed overnight form 9pm until 6am.

A14 to M6 traffic will be diverted onto the M1 northbound carriageway, and will exit the M1 at junction 20 onto the A4303. Traffic will follow the A4303 to the A5 and then head south along the A5 to the roundabout with the A426, then follow the A426 to junction 1 of the M6.

On Thursday 1 September, the following closures will take place overnight from 9pm until 6am:

  • A14 westbound between junction 2 and Catthorpe junction
  • M6 southbound exit slip road to dumbbells
  • full closure between the two dumbbells

A14 to M1 southbound traffic will be diverted on to the A45 at junction 13 and head south to rejoin the M1 at junction 15. M6 to A14 traffic will be diverted off the M6 at junction 1, head north up the A426 to junction 20 on the M1, then south and off at junction 19.

M1 junction 24 to 25, Nottinghamshire: resurfacing work

From Monday 28 to Wednesday 30 September, the M1 will be closed northbound overnight between junction 24 and 25 from 8pm until 6am.

On Thursday 1 and Friday 2 October, the northbound exit slip road at junction 25 will be closed overnight from 8pm until 6am.

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:

  • on Monday 28 September, the northbound exit slip road at junction 29a will be closed overnight from 8pm until 6am.
  • from Monday 28 September to Friday 2 October, the southbound entry slip road at junction 28 will be closed overnight from 8pm until 6am.
  • from Tuesday 29 September to Friday 2 October, the northbound exit slip road at junction 28 will be closed overnight from 8pm until 6am.

A5 Crick to Magna Park, Leicestershire: diversion

A clearly signed diversion route will be in place on the north and southbound carriageways between 9pm and 6am each night, due to work at M1 junction 19.

A14 Kelmarsh, Northamptonshire: drainage works

The eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight from 8pm to 6am between junctions 2 and 4 from Monday 28 September to Friday 2 October.

A43 Barley Mow to Towcester, Northamptonshire: drainage works

From Monday 28 September to Friday 2 October, the A43 will be closed southbound overnight between the B4525 Crowfield junction and the Northampton Road roundabout from 8pm until 6am. Diversions will be clearly signposted.

A46 Newark, Nottinghamshire: carriageway repairs

The A46 westbound will be closed overnight from 8pm to 6am between the A17 roundabout and Brownhills roundabout from Monday 28 September to Friday 2 October. 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.