Page last updated at 15:56 GMT, Sunday, 23 November 2008

Drivers warned of motorway works

M1
Motorists have been advised to allow extra time for their journey

The first major changes to traffic management on the M1 widening project in the East Midlands will be made over the next few weeks.

The Highways Agency has advised motorists to take extra care when driving through the roadworks.

Fourteen miles (23km) of the motorway will be affected by the work between junctions 25 and 28.

A 50mph (80.47km/h) speed limit will be in force at times and traffic confined to three lanes with no hard shoulder.

'Milestone' improvements

Paul Tully of the Highways Agency said: "This is a major milestone for the widening improvements as it means we are coming to the end of the first of three distinct phases of work on the main carriageway.

"Over the coming few weeks drivers will notice a number of changes to the road layout.

"During the various stages of traffic management being removed and introduced elsewhere we advise drivers to be aware of those changes, allow extra time for their journey, take care when travelling through the works and obey all signs."

Work will start on Monday when the current narrow lanes on the southbound carriageway will be extended southwards from junction 26 to just past Trowell motorway service area.



Print Sponsor


SEE ALSO
M1 widening plans go on display
18 Oct 07 |  Nottinghamshire
Road improvement plans go on show
06 Jun 07 |  Nottinghamshire
M-way link road contract awarded
06 Mar 06 |  Nottinghamshire

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites



FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC iD

Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2017 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific