Press release

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

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 12 March 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 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 March: M1 J29a southbound entry slip road, M1 J28 exit slip road and A38 from Derby towards J28
  • Tuesday 17 March: M1 J29a southbound entry slip road closed; M1 southbound J28 southbound entry slip road and A38 from McArthur Glen closed to J28
  • Wednesday 18 March: M1 J29a southbound entry slip road
  • Thursday 19 March: M1 J29a southbound entry slip road; M1 J31 southbound entry slip road; M1 J28 northbound exit slip road
  • Friday 20 March: M1 J29a southbound entry slip road closed; M1 J28 northbound exit slip road
  • Saturday 21 March: M1 J28 northbound exit slip road
  • Sunday 22 March: M1 J30 southbound exit slip road

All closures will have a clearly signed diversion route.

M1 junction 30 (Barlborough) to junction 31 (Aston), South Yorkshire: Smart motorway upgrade

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 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 exit slip at junction 40 will be closed overnight on the 20 March between 8pm and 6am, with a clearly signed diversion route. The southbound entry slip road at junction 40 will be closed for three nights from the 16 March between 8pm and 6am, with a clearly signed diversion route. There will be a full carriageway closure northbound between junction 41 and junction 42 for three nights from the 19 March between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route. The northbound exit slip road at junction 40 will be closed for two nights from the 16 March between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

M1 junction 41 (Carr Gate), West Yorkshire: Traffic signal upgrade

The northbound entry slip road will be closed for three nights from the 18 March 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.

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.

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 until 30 March.

A1M junction 38 (Rehouse), South Yorkshire: Barrier work

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

A63 Mytongate Gyratory to Garrison road, Humberside: Resurfacing work

There will be a full carriageway closure eastbound for five nights from the 16 March between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route. There will be a full carriageway closure westbound for five nights from the 16 March between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

A63 North Ferriby, Humberside: Drainage work

The westbound entry slip road will be closed at North Ferriby for five nights from the 16 March between 8pm and 6am, with a clearly signed diversion route.

A64 Pickering to Brambling Fields, North Yorkshire: Pavement patching.

There will be a full carriageway closure eastbound for five nights from the 16 March between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

A64 Staxton to Seamer, North Yorkshire: Pavement patching.

There will be a full carriageway closure eastbound between Staxton and Seamer 24/7 from the 20 March 8pm to 23 March 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

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.