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Planned roadworks in the East Midlands: weekly summary for Monday 8 to Sunday 14 June 2015

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The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 5 June 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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Media wanting information about Highways England’s routine maintenance projects should, in the first instance, check our website.

M1 junction 15 to 19, Northamptonshire: smart motorway 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.

Between Monday 8 June and Friday 12 June, there will be overnight lane closures on the southbound carriageway between junctions 18 and 17, from 9pm to 6am.

On Sunday 14 June, there will be overnight lane closures between junctions 18 and 17 southbound between 9pm and 6am.

M1 junction 24/A50 Approach Economy Scheme

Work to improve the capacity and traffic flows at M1 Junction 24 is nearing completion. There will continue to be traffic management in place around the junction and its approaches at night times. There are no full closures over the next week.

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 our website.

A453 major improvement scheme

There will be a series of overnight closures in the rural section of this scheme, starting on 8 June. On 8 June, from 8pm to 5.30am, the A453 will be closed in both directions between M1 junction 24 and East Midlands Parkway.

Also on 8 June, between 11pm and 5.30am, the stretch from the West Leake junction link road between the north and south roundabouts will be closed in both directions.

On 9 June between 9pm and 5am, the A453 eastbound will be closed from M1 junction 24 to West Leake junction. Traffic travelling towards Thrumpton/Barton should go via the A453 westbound, turn at Parkway junction and return via the A453 eastbound (from Kegworth) or via Green Street from Mill Hill (from Clifton). Traffic travelling away from Thrumpton/Barton should use the A453 eastbound, turn at Mill Hill roundabout, and return on the A453 westbound.

And on 10 June, from 8pm to 5.30am, the A453 westbound will be closed between Mill Hill roundabout and M1 junction 24. Access to the villages from the A453 will be via Green Street from Mill Hill roundabout.

During eastbound closures, there is a diversion route via M1 junction 25, M1 northbound to junction 25, onto the A52, then rejoin the A453 webstbound from Silverdale. The diversion for westbound closures takes traffic down the eastbound carriageway to the A52, westbound onto M1 junction 25, southbound to junction 24, then rejoins the eastbound A453.

M1 junction 24 diversions

The M1 northbound exit slip road will be closed overnight between 8pm and 6am from Monday 8 June to Friday 12 June. Friday’s closure will begin at 9pm. Northbound traffic wishing to access junction 24 should use junction 23A.

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 8 June, the northbound up and over at junction 35 will be closed between 8pm and 6am. At the same time, so will the northbound entry slip at junction 29a, the southbound exit at the same junction, and the southbound entry slip at junction 31.

On Tuesday 9 June, the northbound entry slip at junction 30 will be closed between 8pm and 6am, as will the southbound entry at junction 29.

On Wednesday 10 June, the northbound entry slip at junction 28 will be closed between 8pm and 6am. During this time, the northbound entry slip at junction 30, as well as the southbound exit slip, and the up and over southbound at junction 29a, will also be closed.

On Thursday 11 June, the northbound entry slip road will be closed at junction 29a between 8pm and 6am.

On Friday 12 June, the northbound entry slip at junction 29 will be closed from 8pm to 6am.

On Saturday 13 June, the M1 southbound exit slip road will be closed from 8pm to 6am.

On Sunday 14 June, the northbound exit slip at junction 29a will be closed from 8pm to 6am.

M1 junction 21 to 20, Leicestershire: bridge repairs

From Thursday 28 May to 20 August there will be a permanent closure of the hard shoulder with selected lane closures and 50 mph speed restrictions in place during this period.

M1 junction 23 to 23a, Leicestershire: resurfacing work

On Monday 8 June and Tuesday 9 June the northbound carriageway will be closed overnight between 10pm and 6am. A similar closure may be necessary on Wednesday as a contingency.

A1 Beacon Hill Road, Coddington, Nottinghamshire: construction

There will be a 24/7 closure of the northbound exit slip road until 11 June to allow the construction of a new access road.

A14 Kettering, Northamptonshire: resurfacing

On Monday 8 June and Tuesday 9 June, the eastbound carriageway between junction 7 and 9 will be closed overnight between 8pm and 6am.

The westbound carriageway will be closed between junction 9 and 7 overnight for four nights. On Wednesday 10 June and Thursday 11 June the carriageway will be closed from 8pm til 6am the following morning. On Friday 12 June, it will close at 8pm and reopen at 8am Saturday 13 June. On Saturday it will close at 8pm and reopen at 8am on Sunday 14 June.

During eastbound closures, traffic can exit the A14 onto the A43 until Stanion, then take the third exit at the roundabout to the A6116. From there, follow the A6116 to re-join the A14 at junction 12.

General enquiries

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Media enquiries

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

Published 5 June 2015