Press release

Planned roadworks in the East Midlands: Weekly summary for Monday 3 November to Sunday 9 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.

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 23A, Leicestershire: Structure works

From 3 to 8 November, between 8pm and 6am, the northbound exit slip road will be closed.

M1 junction 26, Nottinghamshire: Technology works

From 11pm on 3 November to 5am on 4 November, there will be lane closures southbound and a lane closed on the southbound entry slip road.

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.

M69 junction 1 to junction 21 M1), Leicestershire: Inspection works

From 3 to 5 November, between 9pm and 6am, there will be lane closures at the roundabout.

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/Rutland: Drainage work

From 3 to 23 November, there will be lane and carriageway closures in both directions, 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 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.

  • Junction 9 entry slip road will be closed from Friday 7 November to Sunday 9 November 2014.
  • Lane 1 of the westbound carriageway will also be closed overnight, 8pm to 8am on Friday 7 November and Saturday 8 November, and 8pm to 6am on Sunday 9 November 2014.

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.

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 12 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:

Urban Section: 8pm-5.30am (Monday and Tuesday), 9pm-5.30am (Wednesday to Friday)

Rural Section: 8pm-6am (Saturday), 8.30pm-5.30am (Monday to Friday).

M1 junction 24: 8pm-5.30am (Monday to Thursday), 9.15pm-5.30am (Friday).

Advance closure notices:

  • A453 between Mill Hill and Crusader Roundabout will be CLOSED overnight on Friday 18 November and Saturday 19 November.

  • A453 between Glapton Lane and Farnborough Junction will be undergoing heavy traffic management on Friday 14 November in order to achieve the traffic alignment switch onto the newly built eastbound carriageway.

  • Crusader Roundabout will be closed on Monday 24 November for final surfacing works.

  • A453 between Mill Hill and Crusader Roundabout will be close on Monday 1 December.

This week on the A453:

In the Urban Section:

  • at night:

    • Two way traffic lights opposite the Ansel Clinic on Monday 3 November and Tuesday 4 November.

    • Farnborough Road Junction * eastbound lane closure through the junction on Tuesday 4 November and Wednesday 5th November.

    • Two way traffic lights between the Esso/Tesco garage and Crusader Roundabout on Wednesday 5 November. (9pm-5am)

    • Four way traffic lights at the Farnborough Junction on Thursday 6 November and Friday 7 November.

    • Westbound lane closure between Farnborough junction and Silverdale on Thursday 6 November and Friday 7 November.

  • During the day:

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In the Rural section:

  • at night:

    • M1 junction 24 to EM Parkway will be CLOSED overnight on Saturday 1 November.

    • West Leake to Mill Hill will be CLOSED overnight on Monday 3 November.

    • Two-way traffic lights adjacent to Thrumpton Bridge on Friday 7 November.

    • 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 travelling from the south and east to the A50 west bound, 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:-

    • A453 Northbound additional lane closure at junction from Monday 3 November to Friday 7 November.

    • M1 Junction 24 roundabout inner ring closure from Monday 3 November to Friday 7 November.

    • M1 Northbound exit slip-road closed from Monday 3 November to Friday 7 November.

    • M1 Southbound exit slip-road additional lane closure at junction from Monday 3 November to Friday 7 November.

    • A50 westbound will be CLOSED between Junction 24 and 24A from Monday 3 November to Friday 7 November.

    • A50 eastbound lane closure from Monday 3 November to Friday 7th November.

  • During the day -

N/A