Press release

Planned roadworks in Yorkshire and the Humber: Weekly summary for Monday 16 February to Sunday 22 February

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 12 February 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 28 to 31 and 32 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.

Until March 2015 there will be various restrictions in place on the M18 between junction 0 and 2. These include lane closures, speed restrictions, hard shoulder running and overnight slip road or carriageway closures.

This week the following full overnight closures will be in place between 8pm and 6am:

  • Monday 16 February: M1 junction 34-33 southbound and M1 junction 31, junction 34 and junction 35 southbound entry slip roads
  • Tuesday 17 February: M1 junction 33-32 southbound and M1 junction 33 southbound entry slip road, plus the M1 junction 35 southbound exit and entry slip roads
  • Wednesday 18 February: M1 junction 32-33 northbound, M18 southbound to M1 northbound link and M1 junction 35 southbound exit and entry slip roads
  • Thursday 19 February: M1 junction 33-34 northbound, M1 junction 33 northbound entry slip road and M1 junction 35 southbound exit and entry slip roads
  • Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 February: M1 junction 34 southbound exit and entry slip roads.

All closures will have a clearly signed diversion route.

M1 junction 30 (Barlborough) to junction 31 (Aston), South Yorkshire: drainage and barrier work

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

M1 junction 32 (Thurcroft) to junction 36 (Tankersley), South Yorkshire: drainage and barrier work.

There will be a southbound carriageway closure between junction 33 and junction 34 overnight on the 16 February.

There will be a southbound carriageway closure between junction 33 and junction 32 overnight on the 17 February between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

There will be a northbound carriageway closure between junction 32 and junction 33 overnight on the 18 February between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

There will be a northbound carriageway closure between junction 33 and junction 34 overnight on the 19 February between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

M1 junction 37 (Dodworth) to junction 38 (Haigh), West Yorkshire: barrier works

The southbound entry slip road at junction 38 will be fully closed for five nights from the 16 February between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

M1 junction 39 (Durkar) to junction 42 (Lofthouse), West Yorkshire: smart motorway upgrade

The hard shoulder 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. The southbound entry slip road at junction 41 will be fully closed for five nights from the 16 February between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

There will be a northbound carriageway closure between junction 39 and junction 40 overnight on the 21 February between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

The northbound entry slip road at junction 40 will be fully closed for five nights from the 16 February between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

There will be a southbound carriageway closure between junction 39 and junction 40 overnight on the 21 February between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

There will be a southbound carriageway closure between junction 40 and junction 41 for two nights from the 21 February 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 hard shoulder will be closed with narrow lanes running with a 50mph speed restriction northbound and southbound over 24hrs until March 2015. The northbound exit slip road at junction 3 will be closed for five nights from the 16 February between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

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

The hard shoulder will be closed with a lane 1 closure on the northbound entry and lane 2 on northbound exit until April 2015.

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

There will be a 50mph speed restriction over 24 hours with a hard shoulder closure in place.

M62 junction 34 (Whitley), Humberside, road markings and studs

The westbound exit slip road at junction 34 will be closed for three nights from the 16 February between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

M62 junction 37 (Howden), Humberside, council woks

The westbound exit slip road at junction 37 will be closed overnight on the 21 February between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

M181/M180 junction 3 (Midmoor) to M181 Frodingham, Humberside, barrier work

There will be a 24/7 lane 1 closure southbound and northbound in place till 30 March.

A64 Grimston Bar, North Yorkshire, barrier works

The westbound exit slip road will be closed for two nights from the 19 February between 8pm and 6am there will be a clearly signed diversion route. The eastbound entry slip road will be closed for three nights from the 16 February between 8pm and 6am there will be a clearly signed diversion route.

A64 East Knapton, West Heslerton, North Yorkshire, pavement patching.

There will be convoy working eastbound and westbound for seven nights from the 16 February between 8pm and 6am.

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.

Published 13 February 2015