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Planned roadworks in Yorkshire and the Humber: Weekly summary for Monday 27 October to Sunday 2 November

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The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 24 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.

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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. There will be single lane running southbound in place from the 31 October for two nights from 8pm to 10am. On 1 November between 10am to 8pm the southbound carriageway will open to two lanes.

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 1 November to 10am the following day due to lane closures.

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

  • M18 southbound junction 1 closed, up and over diversion in place, 8pm to 6am, 27, 28 October
  • M18 northbound junction 1 entry slip road closed, 27 November, 8pm to 6am
  • M18 northbound junction 1 exit closed 28 October, signed diversion in place
  • M18 northbound junction 1 closed, up and over diversion in place, 8pm to 6am, 27, 28 October
  • M1 northbound junction 32 exit slip road closed, 8pm to 6am, 28, 29, 30, 31 October, signed diversion in place.
  • M18 southbound junction entry slip road closed, 8pm to 6am, 29 October, signed diversion in place.

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. 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 31 October between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route. There will be a full carriageway closure northbound between junction 40 and junction 41 overnight on the 30 October between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route. There will be a full carriageway closure southbound between junction 42 and junction 41 for two nights from the 27 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 27 October between 7pm and 6am, with a clearly signed diversion route. The northbound exit slip road will be closed for five nights from the 27 October between 7pm and 6am, with a clearly signed diversion route.

M1 junction 36 (Tankersley) to junction 37 (Dodworth), South Yorkshire: resurfacing works

The northbound entry slip road will be closed for seven nights from the 27 October between 8pm and 6am, with a clearly signed diversion route.

M1 junction 37 (Dodworth) to junction 38 (Haigh), South Yorkshire: surfacing works

The southbound exit slip road will be closed for seven nights from the 27 October between 8pm and 6am, with a clearly signed diversion route.

M18 junction 2 (Wadworth) to junction 3 (St Catherine’s), South Yorkshire: carriageway widening scheme

The hardshoulder 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 hardshoulder 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 5 (Wadworth) to Junction 4 (Armthorpe), South Yorkshire: roadmarkings

There will be a full carriageway closure southbound between junction 5 and junction 4 for five nights from the 27 October 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 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 for two nights from the 27 October between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route. There will be a full carriageway closure westbound between junction 32 and junction 31 for two nights from the 29 October between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

M62 junction 22 (Windy Hill), West Yorkshire: roadmarkings

The eastbound entry slip road will be closed overnight on the 31 October between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

M62 junction 32 (Castleford), West Yorkshire: roadmarkings

The eastbound entry slip road will be closed overnight on the 31 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 westbound for five nights from the 27 October between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

M606 junction 3 (Staygate), West Yorkshire: patching

The southbound entry slip road will be closed for two nights on the 27 October between 8pm and 6am with a clearly signed diversion route.

M606 junction 2 (Euroway), West Yorkshire: patching

The northbound exit slip road will be closed for two nights on the 29 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 27 October between 8pm and 6am.

A64 Tadcaster to Bilbrough, North Yorkshire: patching works.

There will be a full carriageway closure eastbound for seven nights from the 27 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 end October 2014.

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 24 October 2014