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Smoother journeys for the M1 near Watford

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Drivers to benefit from smoother journeys as sections of the M1 are resurfaced.

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Drivers are set to benefit from smoother journeys as sections of the M1 are resurfaced between junction 2 (for the A1) and junction 6 (for the M25) from Friday (15 April).

The 3 month scheme will provide drivers with around 10 miles of new surface as part of the Government’s record level of investment in roads since the 1970s. The work will involve overnight carriageway and slip road closures, and is expected to be completed by the end of July.

Highways England route sponsor Stephen Hall said:

We will be resurfacing sections of the M1 to provide drivers with smoother and safer journeys. We have carefully planned the work to take place overnight, when we know traffic flows are lowest, to minimise disruption. We advise anyone who wishes to use the M1 to plan their journeys and allow extra time if required.

The work will be carried out overnight between 10pm and 5.30am Monday to Thursday nights and between 11pm and 6am on Friday nights.

The following closures which are subject to change and will be publicised in advance, will be in place:

M1 junctions 1 (A406) to 4 Stanmore, Greater London

The northbound carriageway (including junction 2 entry slip road) will be closed overnight on 15, 18 to 22 and 25 to 26 April (inclusive).

A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A41 to M1 junction 4.

M1 junctions 1 (A406) to 5 Watford, Hertfordshire

The northbound carriageway (including junction 2 entry slip road) will be closed overnight on 27 to 29 April and 3 to 5 May (inclusive).

A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A41 to M1 junction 5.

M1 junctions 5 Watford to 6 Bricket Wood, Hertfordshire

The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight on 5 to 6 and 9 May (inclusive).

A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A41 and A405 to M1 junction 6.

M1 junctions 6 Bricket Wood to 5 Watford, Hertfordshire

The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight on 16 to 20 May (inclusive).

A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A405 and A41 to M1 junction 5.

M1 junctions 5 Watford to 1 (A406), Greater London

The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight on 23 to 27, 31 May, 1 to 3 and 6 June (inclusive).

A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A41 to M1 junction 1.

M1 junctions 4 Stanmore to 1 (A406) Greater London

The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight on 7 to 10, 13 to 17, 20 to 24, 27 to 28 June (inclusive).

A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A41 to M1 junction 1.

M1 junction 2 Mill Hill, Greater London

The southbound exit slip road will be closed overnight on 24 and 27 June.

A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M1 southbound, A406 and the A41.

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General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

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Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 11 April 2016