Press release

Planned roadworks in Yorkshire and the Humber: Weekly summary for Monday 23 February to Sunday 1 March

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 20 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 23 February: M1 J34 northbound and J30 southbound entry slip roads
  • Tuesday 24 February: M1 J34 northbound and J30 southbound entry slip roads
  • Wednesday 25 February: M1 J34 northbound and J30 southbound entry slip roads
  • Thursday 26 February: M1 J35 northbound and J30 southbound entry slip roads
  • Friday 27 February: M1 J35 northbound and J30 southbound entry slip roads
  • Saturday 28 February: M1 J30 northbound entry slip road
  • Sunday 1 March: M1 J31 northbound 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. The northbound exit slip road at junction 31 will be fully closed for one night on Sunday 1st March between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route. The northbound entry slip road at junction 30 will be fully closed for one night on Saturday 28th February between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

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

There will be a northbound carriageway closure between the slip roads at junction 34 for three nights from the 23rd February between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route. There will be a northbound carriageway closure between the slip roads at junction 35 for two nights from the 26th 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.

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

  • Monday 23 February: The southbound exit slip road at junction 39
  • Tuesday 24 February: The southbound entry slip at junction 40 and there will be a full overnight carriageway closure northbound between junction 39 and junction 40
  • Wednesday 25 February: There will be a full carriageway closure northbound between junction 40 and junction 41 and the southbound entry slip road at junction 41 will be closed
  • Thursday 26 February: There will be a full carriageway closure southbound between junction 40 and junction 39 for three nights
  • Friday 27 February: There will be a full carriageway closure northbound between junction 39 and junction 40 for three nights

All closures will have 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.

M18 Junction 4 (Armthorpe) to Junction 5 (Ings), South Yorkshire: Barrier Renewal

There will be a full carriageway closure northbound between Junction 4 and Junction 5 on the 27th February for three nights 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. This week the following closures will take place between 8pm and 6am:

  • Monday 23rd February: The northbound exit slip road at Junction 5 will be closed for two nights from the 23rd February between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route
  • Wednesday 25 February: The south bound exit slip road at Junction 5 will be closed for two nights
  • Saturday 28th February: The northbound exit slip road at Junction 5 will be closed for two nights

All closures will have a clearly signed diversion route.

M18 junction 7 (Langham), East Riding: electrical works

The M18 junction 7 northbound slip road to the M62 eastbound at junction 35 will be closed on the 25th February 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 the 23rd 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 closed on the 24th 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 closed for two nights from the 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 hard shoulder closure in place. The eastbound exit slip road at junction 31 will be closed overnight from 24th February for three nights between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

There will be a full carriageway closure westbound between junction 32 to junction 31 from 24 February for two nights between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

The eastbound entry slip road at junction 30 will be closed overnight on the 25 February between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

There will be a full carriageway closure westbound between junction 32 slip roads on the 26th February between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

M621 junction 3 (Holbeck), West Yorkshire, routine maintenance

The anticlockwise exit slip road at junction 3 will be closed overnight on the 28th February between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

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.

A1 (M) junction 38 (redhouse), South Yorkshire, barrier works

The northbound exit slip road at junction 38 will be closed overnight on the 23rd February between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

A1 (T) Redhouse to Darrington, South Yorkshire & West Yorkshire, pavement patching

There will be a full carriageway closure northbound between Redhouse and Darrington on the 28 February between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

A1 (T) Redhouse to Darrington, South Yorkshire & West Yorkshire, pavement patching

There will be a full carriageway closure southbound between Ferrybridge and Redhouse on the 1 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 between Pickering Interchange and Brambling Fields for five nights from the 25th February 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 23 February 2015