Overnight M1 closures begin this week

Overnight M1 closures begin this week

By Adele Forrest | 28/07/2021

Overnight M1 closures begin this week
A map outlining where work is taking place along the M1 in the Rotherham and Sheffield areas

THE M1 will be closed overnight in one direction for the next few weeks as improvement works are carried out to bridges.

Work on both the Brinsworth Road and Whitehill Lane bridges is due to start on Friday (July 30) and continue until late August. 

The M1 will be closed overnight in one direction on the weekends between 8pm and 6am, with lane closures during the day and narrower lanes. Diversions will be in place.

Following this work around and between junctions 33 and 34 of the M1, improvements will be made to Meadowhall bridge, and then Haworth Hall and Tinsley South in the autumn.

Highways England is investing more than £17 million this financial year to enhance bridges and structures along the M62 and M1.

Gagandeep Singh, Highways England project manager said: “We recently finished bridge joint and surfacing work on both the Rother Lane Bridge and

Long Lane Bridge, south of junction 33 of the M1 in Rotherham earlier this month.

“Now we're entering a phase where we’re about to waterproof and renew bridge joints and resurface, north of junction 33, near the village of Brinsworth. 

“By carrying out this vitally important work on the many bridges that cross our network, it means they are kept in good, dependable and durable condition and are vitally protected from the weather. In turn, this reduces the need for future roadworks in the area, providing drivers with more reliable journeys.”

All projects are weather dependent. For more information follow @HighwaysYORKS on Twitter.

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