Press release

Planned roadworks in Yorkshire and the Humber: Weekly summary for Monday 15 December to Sunday 21 December

This news article was withdrawn on 2 January 2015

This press release is no longer current.

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 11 December 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 30 (Barlborough) to junction 31 (Aston), South Yorkshire: drainage and barrier work

The hardshoulder will be closed in both directions and there will be narrower lanes and a 50 mph speed limit over 24 hours.

M1 junction 39 (Durkar) to junction 42 (Lofthouse), West Yorkshire: Smart Motorway upgrade

The hardshoulder will be closed in both directions and there will be narrower lanes and a 50mph speed limit in place over 24 hours until autumn 2015.

Various other overnight slip road, lane and carriageway closures may also be in place. There will be a full carriageway closure southbound between junction 40 and junction 41 for overnight on the 15 December between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route. There will be a full carriageway closure southbound between junction 39 and junction 40 overnight on the 16 December between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

M1 junction 41 (Carr Gate), West Yorkshire: slip road and roundabout widening

The southbound exit slip and entry slip road will be closed for five nights from the 15 December between 7pm and 6am, with a clearly signed diversion route. The northbound exit and entry slip road will be closed for five nights from the 15 December between 7pm and 6am, with a clearly signed diversion route.

M1 junction 38 (Haigh), West Yorkshire: patching works

The northbound exit slip and entry slip road at Woolley Services will be closed for two nights from the 15 December between 8pm and 6am, with a clearly signed diversion route.

M18 junction 2 (Wadworth) to junction 3 (St Catherines), South Yorkshire: Carriageway Widening Scheme

The hardshoulder will be closed with narrow lanes running with a 50mph speed restriction northbound and southbound over 24hrs until February 2015.

M18 junction 5 (Ings), South Yorkshire: Roundabout Widening Scheme

The hardshoulder will be closed with various overnight closures on the roundabout with 24/7 lane closures on the northbound entry slip and southbound exit slip until April 2015.

M18 junction 6 (Thorne), South Yorkshire: Bridge works

There will be a full closure between the slips northbound for four nights from the 15 December between 8pm and 6am, with a clearly signed diversion route.

M62 junction 30 (Rothwell) to junction 32 (Castleford), West Yorkshire: Electrical work

There will be narrow lanes with a 50mph speed restriction over 24 hours, and the hard shoulder will be closed in both directions until early 2015.

There will be a full closure eastbound between junction 30 to junction 31 overnight on the 15 December between 8pm and 6am.with a clearly signed diversion route. There will be a full closure eastbound exit slip at junction 32 for two nights on the 16 December between 8pm and 6am.with a clearly signed diversion route.

M606 junction 1 (Chainbar) to junction 3 (Staygate), West Yorkshire: surfacing works

There will be a full carriageway closure northbound for two nights from the 15 December between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route

A1M junction 37 (Marr) to junction 38 (redhouse), South Yorkshire, Roadmarkings and studs

There will be a full carriageway closure northbound overnight on the 15 December between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

A1M junction 37 (Marr) to junction 38 (redhouse), South Yorkshire, Roadmarkings and studs

There will be a full carriageway closure southbound overnight on the 16 December between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

A1M junction 36 (Warmsworth) to junction 37 (marr), South Yorkshire, Roadmarkings and studs

There will be a full carriageway closure southbound overnight on the 17 December between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

A1M junction 35 (Wadworth) to junction 36 (warmsworth), South Yorkshire, Roadmarkings and studs

There will be a full carriageway closure southbound overnight on the 18 December between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route

A64 Staxton to Seamer , North Yorkshire, pavement patching.

There will be convoy working eastbound and westbound for five nights from the 15 December between 8pm and 6am.

A64 Fulford Interchange, North Yorkshire, barrier works

The westbound exit slip will be closed for five nights from the 15 December between 8pm and 6am, with a clearly signed diversion route.

A628 Woodhead, South Yorkshire: Landslip works

There will be 24 hour traffic signals on the westbound carriageway until the 21 December.

The Highways Agency is working with the industry and road users to reduce the risks of working on the roads. For the safety of road workers and all road users, when you are approaching roadworks:

  • Keep within the speed limit – it is there for your safety.
  • Get into the correct lane in good time – don’t keep switching.
  • Concentrate on the road ahead, not the roadworks.
  • Be alert for works’ traffic leaving or entering roadworks.
  • Keep a safe distance – there could be queues in front.
  • Observe all signs – they are there to help you.

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.