Press release

Planned roadworks in East Midlands: weekly summary for Monday 3 October to Sunday 9 October 2016

Summary of planned new and on-going road improvements over the coming week.

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The following summary of planned new and on-going road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 30 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 32 to 35a, Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire/Yorkshire: smart motorway

Until winter 2016, there will be various restrictions in place on the M1 between junctions 32 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:

  • on Monday 3 October, the northbound up and over at junction 35 and junction 35a will be closed overnight from 8pm until 6am. In addition, junction 35a of the southbound entry slip road will also be closed overnight
  • on Tuesday 4 October, the southbound entry slip road will be closed at junction 35a and the northbound exit slip road at junction 35a will be closed overnight from 8pm until 6am.
  • on Wednesday 5 October, the southbound exit slip road at junction 35a will be closed overnight from 8pm until 6am and the northbound carriageway at junction 35 and junction 35a.
  • on Thursday 6 October, the southbound entry slip road at junction 35a and the up and over on the southbound carriageway at junction 35. In addition, junction 35a exit slip road will be closed overnight from 8pm until 6am.
  • on Friday 7 October, the southbound up and over at junction 35 will have two lanes closed overnight from 8pm until 6am.

M1 junction 19 to 16, Northamptonshire: smart motorway

From Monday 3 October to Sunday 8 October, the southbound carriageway will have two lanes closed between junctions 16 and 19 from 9pm to 6am.

Elsewhere, from Monday 3 October to Sunday 8 October, the northbound carriageway will have two lanes closed between junctions 16 and 19 between 9pm and 6am.

M1 junction 19, Leicestershire: road improvement scheme

On Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 October, the A14 eastbound from Catthorpe junction to junction 1; A14 westbound from junction two to Catthorpe junction, both lane 1 of the M1 southbound and the M1 to A14 eastbound link road and the M6 southbound from junction one (the slip road for A14 traffic) will all be closed overnight between 8pm and 6am and 9pm to 6am.

On Wednesday 5 October, the A14 eastbound from Catthorpe junction to junction 1; A14 westbound from junction two to Catthorpe junction, both lane 1 of the M1 southbound and the M1 to A14 eastbound link road and lane three of the M6 southbound and the M6 to A14 eastbound link road will all be closed overnight between 8pm and 6am and 9pm to 6am.

On Thursday 6 October, the A14 eastbound from Catthorpe junction to junction one, the A14 westbound from junction two to Catthorpe junction, both lanes one and two of the M1 southbound and the M1 to A14 eastbound link road, lane three of the M6 southbound and the M6 to A14 eastbound link road, both lanes one and two of the M1 northbound and the M1 to M6 northbound link road along with the M6 northbound as far as junction will all be closed overnight between 8pm and 6am and 9pm to 6am.

A42, Leicestershire: carriageway repairs

Work will be taking place on the A42 from junction 13 (Ashby-de-la-Zouch) to the M1 junction at 23a (Castle Donington and the East Midlands Airport).

To complete the scheme, full carriageway closures will be required along with slip roads, with the following working hours:

  • from 21:00 to 06:00 on weeknights (Monday to Friday).
  • from 21:00 on Friday to 12:00 on Saturday and from 20:00 on Saturday evening through to 12:00 on Sunday for extended overnight shifts.

In addition, there will also be two full weekend closures of the southbound carriageway from 30 September to 3 October. The closure will be in place from 9pm to 6am each day from Friday evening until Monday morning.

As part of the scheme, laybys along the work area will be fully closed, 24-hours-day, during the project. This will help maintain safety and prevent parked vehicles causing disruption to the work programme.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

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Published 4 October 2016