Notification of Essential Maintenance Works – M1 Junction 18 to Junction 20

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Notification of Essential Maintenance Works from Highways England – M1 Junction 18 to Junction 20
Essential carriageway and bridge maintenance work to the M1 from junction 18 to junction 20 will be undertaken from June 2020.  The work includes replacement of the existing waterproof system to the bridge at Shawell Walcote and resurfacing of approximately 3 kilometres of the northbound and southbound carriageways.  Once completed, the work will protect the structure of the Shawell Walcote bridge and motorists will benefit from a smoother carriageway.

Work is due to start on 1 June 2020 and is scheduled for completion by end July 2020.

To keep our programme for these works as short as possible and to minimise disruption to the local community, residents, businesses and road users, work will take place:

  • between 10pm and 6am, Monday to Thursday
  • between 10pm and 8am, Friday and Saturday
  • between 10pm and 6am on Sunday
  • from 10pm on Friday until 6am on Monday (full weekend closures on selected weekends).

Please note that planned roadworks may be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

To maintain a safe environment for the workforce and customers,  work will take place under full carriageway closures on the M1:

  • southbound carriageway from junction 20 to junction 18
  • northbound carriageway from junction 18 to junction 20
  • to minimise inconvenience to road users, we will work on one carriageway at a time.

During these full motorway closures, signed diversion routes will be in place under agreement with the Local Authority. All carriageways will remain open throughout the daytime.

With regard to the impact of coronavirus, the authority is working hard to keep the road network open and are prioritising critical life-saving medicine, equipment, supplies and healthcare staff can travel to where they’re needed most.  All our sites have strict safeguarding measures, in line with Public Health England guidance, to prevent the spread of COVID19 and none of our sites are open to the public. All construction projects are closely monitored and the situation is kept under
constant review.

Contact us
If you have any questions about this work, please contact the Public Liaison Officer,
Leanne Gibson, as follows on Email:  Telephone: 07768 796542.
Alternatively, you can contact the  Highways England Customer Contact Centre – Email:  Telephone: 0300 123 5000.

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