Press release

Planned roadworks in Yorkshire and the Humber – summary for Monday 18 May to Sunday 24 May

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 15 May and 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 30 Chesterfield to Junction 31 Worksop

There are currently narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit in both directions as part of the smart motorway scheme. The hard shoulder is also closed, and the project is due to be completed in the autumn. The northbound side of the motorway between junctions 30 and 31 will be reduced to a single lane overnight on Monday 18 and Thursday 21 May. The northbound entry slip road at junction 31 will also be closed overnight on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 May. The southbound side of the motorway at junction 31 will be closed overnight between the exit and entry slip roads on Thursday 21 May. The closures will take place between 8pm and 6am, and drivers will be able to follow clearly signed diversions.

M1 Junction 34 Tinsley to Junction 35a Stocksbridge

The hard shoulder is currently closed in both directions as part of the smart motorway scheme. There will be narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit until the project is completed in winter 2016. The northbound side of the motorway between junctions 34 and 35a will be reduced to a single lane overnight on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 May. The southbound side between junctions 34 and 35a will also be reduced to a single lane overnight for four nights from Monday 18 May. The southbound entry slip road at junction 35 will be closed overnight on Monday 18 May and the southbound exit slip road at junction 34 will be closed overnight on Wednesday 20 May. The closures will take place between 8pm and 6am, and drivers will be able to follow clearly signed diversions.

M1 Junction 32 Thurcroft to Junction 33 Catcliffe

Both sides of the motorway will be reduced to a single lane between junction 32 and junction 33 from 8pm Monday 18 May until 6am on Tuesday 19 May as part of the smart motorway scheme.

M1 Junction 39 Denby Dale to Junction 42 (M62 interchange)

The hard shoulder is currently closed in both directions as part of the smart motorway scheme. There will be narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit in place until the project is completed in autumn 2015. The southbound side of the motorway will be reduced to a single lane between junctions 39 and 40 on Monday 18 May. The southbound side will also be reduced to a single lane between junctions 41 and 42 for three nights from Tuesday 19 May. The southbound exit slip road at junction 40 and the southbound entry slip road at junction 42 will be closed overnight on Monday 18 May. The southbound entry slip road at junction 41 will also be closed overnight for three nights from Tuesday 19 May, and the northbound entry slip road at junction 39 will be closed overnight on Thursday 21 May. The closures will take place between 8pm and 6am, and drivers will be able to follow a clearly signed diversion route.

M62 Junction 26 Bradford (M606 interchange)

The slip roads and roundabout at the junction will be reduced to a single lane overnight for four nights, between 7pm and 6am, from Monday 18 May. There will also be a 30mph speed limit in place until April 2016 while work takes place to add a third lane to the roundabout.

M62 Junction 30 Rothwell to Junction 31 Castleford

The westbound side of the motorway between junctions 30 and 31 will reduced to a single lane overnight for three nights from Tuesday 19 May for electrical work. The westbound exit slip road at junction 31 will also be closed overnight for four nights from Monday 18 May. The closures will be in place between 8pm and 6am, with a clearly signed diversion route.

M1 Junction 37 Barnsley

The exit and entry slip roads at junction 37 will be closed overnight for four nights from Monday 18 May while work takes place to install traffic lights at the junction. The closures will take place between 8pm and 6am, with a clearly signed diversion route.

M18 Junction 4 to Junction 5 Doncaster

The southbound side of the motorway between junctions 4 and 5 will be closed overnight for four nights for resurfacing work from Monday 18 May. The closures will take place between 8pm and 6am, and drivers will be able to follow clearly signed diversions.

M18 Junction 2 (A1(M) interchange) to A1(M) Junction 35 Doncaster

Part of the roundabout will be closed overnight for resurfacing work on Monday 18 May. The southbound exit slip road at junction 2 will also be closed overnight for two nights from Monday 18 May, and the southbound exit slip road at junction 35 will be closed for two nights from Wednesday 20 May. The closures will be in place between 8pm and 6am, and drivers will be able to following a clearly signed diversion route.

A180/A160 Brocklesby Interchange, Humberside

The eastbound side of the road from Brocklesby to Stallingborough will be closed overnight on Monday 18 May while work takes place to install temporary narrow lanes as part of a project to improve access to the Port of Immingham. The eastbound side of the road from Habrough roundabout to the Eastfield Junction will also be closed overnight for two nights from Wednesday 20 May, and the eastbound exit and entry slip roads at Brocklesby interchange will be closed overnight on Wednesday 20 May. The closures will take place between 8pm and 6am, and drivers will be able to follow a clearly signed diversion route.

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Published 15 May 2015