Press release

Planned roadworks in Yorkshire and the Humber: Weekly summary for Monday 2 March to Sunday 8 March

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 26 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 – junction35a: smart motorway scheme

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 2 March – M18 southbound to M1 southbound link;
  • Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 March – M1 J31 southbound entry slip road
  • Wednesday 4 March – M1 J31 northbound up and over;
  • Thursday 5 March – M1 J35a southbound entry slip road and M1 J32 northbound exit slip road;
  • Friday 6 March – M1 J28 southbound exit slip road, A38 east and westbound between M1 J28 and East Midlands Designer Outlet;
  • Saturday 7 March – M1 J30 northbound entry slip road, M1 J28 southbound entry slip road and A38 westbound between East Midlands Designer

Outlet and M1 J28.

In addition there will be various police rolling road blocks on a number of nights on the M1 to allow for gantry installation.

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

The hardshoulder will be closed in both directions and there will be narrower lanes and a 50mph 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 full carriageway closure northbound between the slip roads at junction 34 for three nights from 23 February between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route. There will be a full carriageway closure northbound between the slip roads at junction 35 for two nights from 26 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 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 southbound between junction 39 and junction 40 for three nights from 6 March between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route. There will be a full carriageway closure northbound between junction 39 and junction 40 for two nights from 2 March between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route. The northbound entry slip at junction 39 will be closed for three nights from 4 March between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

M1 junction 37 (Dodworth), South Yorkshire: traffic signal upgrade

The northbound exit slip will be closed for two nights from 4 March between 8pm and 6am, with a clearly signed diversion route. The southbound exit slip with be closed for two nights from 2 March between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route. The southbound entry slip will be closed for two nights from 3 March between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

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. The northbound entry slip at junction 2 will be closed for two nights from 5 March between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

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. The northbound entry slip road at junction 5 will be fully closed for three nights from 2 March between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

M18 junction 4 (Armthorpe) to junction 5 (Ings), South Yorkshire: barrier renewal

There will be a full carriageway closure southbound between junction 4 and junction 5 overnight on 6 March between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

M18 Junction 4 (Armthorpe) to Junction 5 (Ings), South Yorkshire: roadmarking and studs

There will be a full carriageway closure southbound between junction 4 and junction 5 for two nights from 2 March between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

M62 junction 24 (Ainley Top), West Yorkshire, barrier works

The westbound exit slip at junction 24 will be fully closed on 23 February between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

M62 junction 25 (Brighouse), West Yorkshire, barrier works

The eastbound entry slip road at junction 25 will be fully closed on 24 February between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

M62 junction 35 (Langham), East Riding, electrical works

The eastbound exit slip road at junction 35 will be fully closed for two nights from 23 February 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 a 50mph speed restriction over 24 hours with a hardshoulder closure in place.

M180 junction 4 (Broughton) to M180 junction 5 (Barnetby), Humberside, bridge works

There will be single lane running eastbound for five nights from 2 March between 8pm and 6am.

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

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

A64 Staxton to Seamer, North Yorkshire, pavement patching.

There will be a full carriageway closure eastbound between Staxton and Seamer overnight on 6 March between 8pm and 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.

Published 27 February 2015