Press release

Planned roadworks in the East Midlands: Weekly summary for Monday 19 January to Sunday 25 January

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The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 16 January 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 16 to 19, Northamptonshire: Central reserve work

From 4 August to 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.

M1 junction 19 at Catthorpe, Leicestershire: Major improvement works

Between now and autumn 2016 there will be various hard shoulder, lane or carriageway closures while the new junction is built.

M1 Junction 21, Leicester: bridge construction

From 19 January to 1 March there will be overnight carriageway or lane closures on either or both carriageways from 8pm to 8am.

M1 junction 28 to 31 and 32 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.

Until March 2015 there will be various restrictions in place on the M18 between junction 0 and 2. These include lane closures, speed restrictions, hard shoulder running and overnight slip road or carriageway closures.

This week the following full overnight closures will be in place:

  • Monday 19 January: M1 junction 32 southbound exit slip road
  • Thursday 22 January: M1 junction 28 southbound exit slip road
  • Friday 23 January: M1 Junction 32 northbound exit slip road

M45 between J1 and M1 J17, Northamptonshire/Warwickshire: barrier installation

From 4 December 2014 to 17 February 2015 barrier installation will be carried out. The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, from 8pm to 6am on 13 November. Two further closures will take place in 2015. At all other times there will be closures of lane one and the hard shoulder. Traffic will be diverted from the M1 j16 along the A45 around Daventry to rejoin the M45 at J1.

M69 from Junction 1 to M1 junction 21, Leicestershire: safety fence work

From 5 to 24 January there will be overnight lane closures on both carriageways from 8pm to 6pm.

A1 Balderton, Nottinghamshire: carriageway repairs

The northbound carriageway will be closed between Balderton and Coddington from 8pm on 20 January to 5am the following morning. Diversions will be signed.

A1 Elkesley, Nottinghamshire: Junction improvement

Between now and September 2015 various restrictions will be in place including lane closures, carriageway closures, narrow lanes and a 40mph speed limit

A1 Stamford to Colsterworth, Lincolnshire: drainage

Until 25 January there will be lane or carriageway closures on both carriageways between 8pm and 6am.

A5 Caldecote, Warwickshire: Junction improvement

From 16 February 2014 to 31 March 2015 lane closures and two way traffic signals will be in place while the junction is improved.

A5 Fenny Drayton to Mancetter, Warwickshire: resurfacing

From 19 to 26 January there will be a number of restrictions on the northbound carriageway including overnight closures between 8pm and 6am, 24/7 layby closures or the daytime closure of one of the right turn lanes at either Kennel Lane or Bridge Lane from 7.15am to 6pm.

A5 Long Buckby, Northamptonshire: temporary lights

From 17 November 2014 to 31 January 2015, temporary traffic lights will be in place on a 700 metre section of the southbound carriageway for construction work taking place alongside the A5. They will be in operation from 9am to 5pm.

A14 junction 7-9 Kettering Bypass, Northamptonshire: Widening

A westbound contra-flow system is now in place on the eastbound carriageway and fully operational 24 hours a day. The contra-flow system includes temporary steel barriers to protect motorists and the workforce, and reductions in lane widths. Due to safety and recovery restrictions, drivers of HGV vehicles are required to use lane 1 only on both the eastbound and westbound carriageways. Any other types of through traffic not wishing to come off at junctions 7, 8 or 9 we encourage you to use the contra-flow lane to ease congestion. A free vehicle recovery service is also in place and drivers are advised to remain in their vehicle until assistance arrives. A 24-hour 40mph speed limit is being enforced by average speed cameras. The new Lane 1 on the eastbound carriageway is now in use however, please note that the 40mph speed limit will remain in place until the end of the scheme to protect road users and road workers as they complete remaining work on the westbound carriageway.

A38 Markeaton Island, Derby: junction improvements

Work continues on the junction improvement. 24/7 speed restrictions and overnight lane closures are in place

A38 Coxbench, Derbyshire: lighting

From 12 to 28 January the northbound exit slip road and lane one of the main carriageway will be closed overnight from 8pm to 6am.

A43 Padbury Roundabout to Ardley Roundabout, Oxfordshire: Improvement scheme

From 27 October to 20 February 2015 there will be various overnight lane and carriageway closures in place on both carriageways from 8pm to 6am.

A43 Tove Roundabout, Northamptonshire: Improvement scheme

From 15 September to 31 January 2015 there will be various overnight lane or carriageway closures on both carriageways. There will also be 24/7 narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit.

A45 Great Doddington, Northamptonshire: resurfacing

From 19 January to 11 February the westbound carriageway will be closed between Wilby roundabout and Earls Barton from 8pm to 6am.

A45 from M1 J15 to A45 J1, Northamptonshire: carriageway repairs

The northbound carriageway and entry slip road will be closed from 8pm on 19 January to 6am the following morning.

A52 Radcliffe on Trent to Saxondale, Nottinghamshire: drainage work

From 1 December to 24 January 2015 temporary traffic signals will be in place from 8pm to 6am.

A52 Bramcote Roundabout, Nottinghamshire: horticultural work

From 12 January to 17 February there will be a number of overnight restrictions including lane closures on the roundabout and all its approaches. The cut through that goes through the centre of the roundabout will be closed with traffic diverted around the roundabout instead.

A453 widening from M1 junction 24 to A52: Major improvement work

Traffic remains two-way on the single carriageway.

The contractor will continue to work a 6 ½ day week, finishing at 1pm on Sunday.

Unless otherwise stated, lane or carriageway closures below will take place during the following times:

  • A453 Rural Section: 8.30pm-5.30am
  • A53 Urban Section: 8pm-5.00am (Monday to Thursday), 9.00pm-5.00am (Friday)
  • M1 Junction 24: 8pm-5.30am (Saturday to Thursday), 9.15pm-5.30am (Friday)

Only full closures are listed below There will be various traffic light controlled lane closures throughout the remainder of the scheme.

  • from 19 to 23 January access to and from Sunninghill Drive will be closed 24/7.
  • from 8pm on 20 January to 5am the following morning access to and from Glapton Lane will be closed
  • from 17 to 19 January the A453 will be closed overnight between Parkway and West Leake

M1 junction 24/A50 Approach Economy Scheme

Work continues to improve the capacity and traffic flow at M1 Junction 24. There will be a series of closures on the approach routes to M1 junction 24 until early in 2015. Diversion routes will be signed including directions for non-motorway traffic.

Customers travelling to and from East Midlands Airport should allow extra time for their journeys during this work, particularly if they have a flight to catch. For real time traffic information visit www.highways.gov.uk/traffic.

Advance Notices – Junction 24/A50

During January and February 2015, the A50 eastbound will be closed at night (8:00pm to 6:00am), Monday to Friday between M1 Junction 24A and Junction 24 commencing on 12th January 2015. The diversion route for traffic traveling from the A50 Eastbound wishing to access Junction 24 will be via M1 Junction 24A and Junction 25.

Access to the airport from the A50 will be via M1 Junction 24A, Junction 25, Junction 23 and Junction 23A.

The following full closures will be in place this week:

  • M1 J24 north bridge and M1 northbound entry slip road will be closed from 8pm on 19 January to 5am the following morning
  • from 19 to 23 January the A50 eastbound will be closed overnight between M1 J24 and J24a
  • from 19 to 23 January the M1 J24 northbound exit slip road will be closed overnight

For details of all other lane closures and other traffic management visit the journey impact section of the scheme website.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways Agency press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 19 January 2015