M1 motorway to be closed overnight

By Sam Cooper | 30/01/2017

M1 motorway to be closed overnight
The M1 will be closed between junctions 32 and 33.

THE M1 will be closed this week as works to upgrade it to a smart motorway continue.

Highways England will be resurfacing the carriageway between junction 32 for the M18  junction 33 at Catcliffe from tonight (Monday).

The work will be carried out overnight from 10pm until 6am, each night until Thursday and between 11pm and 6am on Friday.

Work will start on the southbound carriageway. 

As part of the closures contractors will also be installing gantry signs and safety barrier, putting in new kerbs, vegetation clearance and general maintenance to the bridge joints. 

Arun Sahni, Highways England project manager, said: “This work will provide drivers with smoother and safer journeys between these two junctions. 

“This work will be carried out overnight when traffic levels are at their lowest to keep disruption to a minimum. We are also utilising the closures to carry out other work at the same time to reduce the number of closures and impact on the public.”

Work will start on the southbound carriageway with diversions via the A630, the A631 and the M18 to rejoin at junction 32. 

Work will then start on the northbound carriageway, with the diversion the reverse. 

The work is expected to take around seven days for each carriageway and is dependent on reasonable weather conditions.

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