Press release

Planned roadworks in Yorkshire and the Humber: Weekly summary for Monday 19 January to Sunday 25 January

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The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 15 January 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 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 until autumn 2015.

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. There will be a full carriageway closure northbound between junction 41 and junction 42 for two nights from the 24 January between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route. The southbound entry slip at Junction 42 will be fully closed for four nights from the 19 January between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

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:

  • Monday 19 January: M1 junction 32 southbound exit slip road;
  • Thursday 22 January: M1 junction 28 southbound exit slip road; and
  • Friday 23 January: M1 Junction 32 northbound exit slip road.

M18 junction 2 (Wadworth) to junction 3 (St Catherines), South Yorkshire: carriageway widening

The hardshoulder 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

The hardshoulder 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 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 carriageway closure eastbound between junction 30 to junction 31 overnight on the 22 January between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route. There will be a full carriageway closure westbound between junction 30 to junction 31 overnight on the 19 January between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route. There will be a full carriageway closure eastbound between junction 31 to junction 32 overnight on the 21 January between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route. There will be a full carriageway closure westbound between junction 31 to junction 32 overnight on the 20 January between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

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

There will be convoy working eastbound and westbound for four nights from the 19 January between 8pm and 6am. There will be a full carriageway closure eastbound for three nights from Friday 23 January 8pm to 6am on Monday 26 January with a clearly signed diversion route in place.

A64 Grimston Bar, North Yorkshire, barrier works

The eastbound entry slip will be closed for five nights from the 19 January between 8pm and 6am there will be 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.

Published 19 January 2015