Press release

Planned roadworks in Yorkshire and the Humber: Weekly summary for Monday 20 October to Sunday 26 October

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The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 16 October 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 spring 2015 there will be various restrictions in place 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.

Delays are expected on the M1 southbound at junctions 30 and 31 from 6am on Saturday 26 October to 10am the following day due to lane closures.

This week the following overnight closures will be in place from approx. 8pm to 6am:

  • M1 southbound junction 28 entry slip road will be closed overnight on Monday 20 October
  • M1 southbound junction 32 exit slip road will be closed overnight on Monday 20 October for 4 nights
  • M18 northbound will be closed at junction 1 with a diversion via the entry and exit slip roads. For five nights on October 20, 21, 22, 23, and 24
  • M18 southbound to M1 northbound link road will be closed overnight on Tuesday 21 October
  • M18 northbound junction 1 exit slip will be closed overnight on Wednesday 22 October
  • M18 southbound to M1 northbound link road will be closed overnight on Thursday 23 October
  • M1 southbound junction 32 exit slip road will be closed overnight on Thursday 23 October
  • M18 northbound junction 1 exit slip road will be closed overnight on Friday 24 October
  • M18 southbound will be closed at junction 1 overnight on Friday 24 and 25 October with a diversion via the entry and exit slip roads.

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. There will be single lane running southbound in place from the 24 October for two nights from 8pm and 10am, during the day on the 25 October between 10am and 8pm the northbound carriageway will open to two lanes.

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. Various other overnight slip road, lane and carriageway closures may also be in place.

There will be a full carriageway closure northbound between junction 39 and junction 40 for three nights from 24 October 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 20 October 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 road will be closed for five nights from the 20 October between 7pm and 6am, with a clearly signed diversion route. The northbound exit slip road will be closed for five nights from the 20 October between 7pm and 6am, with a clearly signed diversion route.

M1 junction 36 (Tankersley) to junction 37 (Dodworth), South Yorkshire: slip road and roundabout widening

The northbound entry slip road will be closed for seven nights from the 20 October between 7pm 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 February 2015.

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

The hard shoulder 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, Patching Work

There will be a full closure northbound between the slips at junction 6 between 8pm and 6am there will be 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 carriageway closure eastbound between junction 30 and junction 31 overnight on the 23 October between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route. There will be a full carriageway closure westbound between junction 30 and junction 31 for three nights from the 20 October between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

M62 junction 25 (Brighouse) to junction 26 (Chainbar), West Yorkshire: bridge work

There will be a full carriageway closure westbound overnight on the 20 October between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route. There will be a full carriageway closure eastbound overnight on the 21 October between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

M180 junction 3 (Midmoor) to M180 junction 2 (Woodhouse), Humberside: surfacing works

There will be a full carriageway closure eastbound including a full link closure M180 eastbound to M181 northbound for three nights from the 20 October between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

A64 Whitwell to Crambeck, North Yorkshire: patching works.

There will be convoy working (speed 10mph) on the eastbound carriageway for five nights from the 20 October between 8pm and 6am.

A64 Bramham to Headley Bar, North Yorkshire: patching works.

There will be a full carriageway closure eastbound for seven nights from the 20 October between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

A616 Stocksbridge Bypass, South Yorkshire: new roundabout installation

There will a 30mph speed limit in place 24 hours a day until October 2014.

Safety at road works

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.