Diversion and lane closures warning as M1 bridge works begin

PART of the M1 is due to be closed overnight as a £17 million project to restore motorway bridges progresses.

National Highways is working on the bridges over the carriageway at junctions 33 and 34.

Tinsley South bridge at Meadowhall will have improvements to its joints and road markings, as well as repairs sections of the structure underneath at A631 Tinsley South Roundabout.

Work is expected to complete by November. 

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The work will be carried out in two phases, with the first involving lane closures overnight on the A631 Tinsley South Roundabout. 

When the engineering work to the bridge joints on the M1 carriageway is taking place, overnight full closures of the M1 northbound and southbound carriageways will be installed between junction 34 north and junction 34 south overnight at weekends.

Traffic will be diverted from the M1 and onto lower deck of the Tinsley Viaduct.

The Harworth Hall South bridge at junction 33 (Catcliffe) will have its waterproofing, expansion joints, surfacing road markings and studs renewed over the next month or so.

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Work will take place at weekends until late October, a spokesperson said, with lane closures to be put in place.

Sujad Hussain, National Highways’ project manager, said: “By carrying out this essential work and investing into the many bridges that cross our network, it reduces the need for future roadworks and keeps the structures in a strong condition providing drivers with more reliable journeys.”

For more information about the scheme follow @HighwaysYORKS on Twitter or visit https://tinyurl.com/M1bridges.