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Planned roadworks in the East Midlands: Weekly summary for Monday 27 October to Sunday 2 November

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The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 24 October 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 3 June 2015 there will be carriageway, lane or hard shoulder closures in place on both carriageways. These will be from 8pm to 6am each night. As work progresses there will be narrow lanes in place 24/7.

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. On Sunday 19 October, Tuesday 21 October and Thursday 23 October, the M1 will be closed southbound at junction 19 from 10pm until 6am for emergency carriageway repairs. Traffic will be diverted onto the M6 northbound to junction 1, then onto the M6 southbound, re-joining the M1 southbound via the free-flow link.

M1 junction 26 to 27, Nottinghamshire: Drainage works

From 30 October to 25 November, between 9pm and 6am, there will be lane closures both north and southbound.

M1 junction 28 to 31 and 32 to 35a, Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire/Yorkshire: Smart Motorway

Until spring 2015 there will be various restrictions in place 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.

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 Great Ponton to South Witham, Lincolnshire: Survey works

From 20 October to 1 November, there will be lane closures in both directions from 8pm to 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 Kilsby to Watford Gap, Northamptonshire: Drainage

From 6 October to 22 December there will be temporary traffic lights or lane closures on the A5 Kilsby Roundabout south to Ashby St Ledger from 8am to 4pm.

A14 junction 7-9 Kettering Bypass, Northamptonshire: Widening

A contra-flow system is now in place 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 travelling both eastbound and westbound are advised to use Lane 1 only. 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. Please note: the junction 8 exit slip road on the westbound carriageway will be closed from 8pm Friday 31 October to 6am Monday 3 November 2014. Travellers wishing to exit at junction 8 on the westbound carriageway will be diverted off at junction 7, over the carriageway to re-join the A14 eastbound, then exit at junction 8. Lane 1 of the westbound carriageway will also be closed overnight, 8pm to 8am, on Friday 31 October and Saturday 1 November and 8pm to 6am Sunday 2 November 2014.

A38 Coxbench to Alfreton, Derbyshire: Drainage surveys

From 27 October to 1 November there will be mobile lane closures both north and southbound, from 8pm to 6am.

A38 Mickleover to Toyota, Derby: Resurfacing

From 16 to October to 18 November the southbound carriageway will be closed overnight, from 8pm to 6am. Laybys will be closed 24/7. Diversions will be signed.

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.

A50 junction 24A (M1) to Sawley, Leicestershire: Resurfacing

From 25 to 27 October, there will be closures on the westbound carriageway from 8pm to 5am. Diversion route will be via M1, A52, A5111 and A6.

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

Major improvement works will continue to summer 2015.

The 40 mph speed limits between the M1 junction 24 and Mill Hill Roundabout, and 30 mph between Mill Hill Roundabout and Silverdale Junction, are enforced by speed cameras.

A 30mph speed limit has been established through Parkway Junction since Monday 11 August.

The A453 diversion onto westbound slip roads at West Leake Junction remains in place.

Traffic between Parkway and West Leake Junction was switched to the new westbound carriageway on 21 August 2014.

Traffic was switched to the new westbound carriageway between 200m east of M1 junction 24 and the canal bridge on Friday 12th September.

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:

Monday to Thursday 8pm to 5.30am (Urban Section) and 8.30pm to 5.30am (Rural section)

Friday 8.30pm to 5:30am Saturday and Sunday 8pm to 5am Monday

Advance closure notices:

  • A453 between M1 junction 24 and EM Parkway will be CLOSED overnight on Saturday 1 November.

  • A453 between Mill Hill and Crusader Roundabout will be CLOSED overnight on Friday 7 November.

  • A453 between Glapton Lane and Farnborough Junction will be CLOSED overnight on Saturday 8 November when two- way traffic will be switched to the newly built eastbound carriageway.

This week on the A453:

In the Urban Section:

  • At night:

  • Two-way traffic will be switched to the westbound carriageway between the Crusader Roundabout and Mill Hill Roundabout on Sunday 26th October.

  • 2 way traffic lights will be in place between Glapton Lane and the Ansel Clinic between Monday 27 October and Wednesday 29 October

  • 4 Way traffic lights will be in place at Farnborough Junction from Monday 27 October and Wednesday 29 October.

  • Westbound lane closure between Silverdale and Farnborough junction from Monday 27 October to Wednesday 29 October.

  • During the day:

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In the Rural section:

  • At night:

  • 2 way traffic lights will be in place at Thrumpton Bridge from Monday 27 October to Friday 31 October.

  • During the day:

N/A

M1 junction 24/A50 Approach Economy Scheme

Work to improve the capacity and traffic flows at M1 junction 24 has now commenced.

There will be a series of closures on the approach routes to M1 junction 24 until early in 2015. Weekly updates will be given as work progresses. 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.

The A50 westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, Monday to Friday, from Monday 27 October until the end of the year. The diversion route for traffic traveling from the south and east to the A50 westbound, will be via M1 Junction 25 and junction 24A.

Carriageway and lane closures at M1 junction 24 will be 8pm to 5.30am Saturday to Thursday and 9:15pm to 5:30am on Friday unless otherwise stated.

This week at junction 24:

  • At night:

    • A50 Westbound carriageway closed between Junction 24 and Junction 24A from Monday 27 October to Friday 31 October (this road will now be closed at night time Monday- Friday until the end of the year).

    • A50 Eastbound lane closure from Monday 27 October to Friday 31 October

    • A453 Northbound additional lane closure at Junction from Monday 27 October to Friday 31 October

    • Junction 24 inner ring closure on Monday 27 October and Friday 31 October

    • Junction 24 inner and outer ring closure from Tuesday 28 October to Thursday 30 October.

    • M1 Northbound exit slip road closed from Monday 27 October to Friday 31 October

    • M1 Southbound exit slip road additional lane at junction closed from Monday 27 October to Friday 31 October

    • M1 Southbound entry slip road lane closure from Tuesday 28 October to Thursday 30 October

  • During the day:

N/A

Published 27 October 2014