Press release

Planned roadworks in East Midlands: Weekly summary for Monday 7 September to Sunday 13 September 2015

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The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 4 September 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. From Monday 7 September until Sunday 13 September, there will be overnight lane closures on both carriageways between junctions 15 and 16.

M1 junction 19, Leicestershire: road improvement scheme

On Monday 7 September, the M6 northbound entry slip road from dumbbells will be closed overnight from 8pm until 6am. On Tuesday 8 September, the M1 junction 19 southbound exit slip road to dumbbells will be closed overnight from 9pm until 6am. On Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 September, the M1 to M6 northbound link road will be closed overnight from 9pm until 6am. On Friday 11 and Saturday 12 September, the M6 southbound carriageway will be closed at junction 1. A contingency is in place for an additional night’s work on Sunday 13 September if needed. All diversions will be clearly signposted.

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 7 September, the northbound entry slip road at junction 29a, the southbound entry slip road at junction 28 and the northbound exit slip road at junction 30 will be closed overnight from 8pm until 6am
  • On Tuesday 8 September, the northbound entry slip road at junction 31 will be closed overnight from 8pm until 6am
  • On Wednesday 9 September, the southbound entry slip road at junction 30 will be closed overnight from 8pm until 6am
  • On Saturday 12 September, the southbound entry slip road at junction 30 and the southbound exit slip road at junction 29a will be closed overnight from 8pm until 6am
  • On Sunday 13 September, the southbound entry and exit slip roads at junction 35 will be closed overnight from 8pm until 6am
  • The M18 southbound to M1 northbound link road will be closed each night from Wednesday 9 September until Friday 11 September from 8pm until 6am

A14 junction 10 to junction 13, Northamptonshire: carriageway work

The eastbound carriageway of the A14 between junction 10 and junction 12 will be closed overnight on Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 September. From Wednesday 9 September until Sunday 13 September, the westbound carriageway of the A14 will be closed overnight between junction 13 and junction 10.

A43 Barley Mow to Towcester, Northamptonshire: drainage work

The southbound carriageway from Barley Mow to Towcester will be closed overnight between 8pm and 6am on Wednesday 2, Thursday 3 and Friday 4 September. A clearly signposted diversion via the A5 and A421 will be in place.

A38 Watchorn Interchange, Derbyshire: bridge work

Both carriageways will be closed overnight between 8pm and 6am until 21 September. Diversions will be clearly signposted.

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.

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Published 7 September 2015