M1 motorway to be shut while extensive upgrade work takes place

The M1 will be closed through South Yorkshire as work gets under way on a £7.5 million upgrade of the motorway.

Highways England will carry out work on the M1 between junction 32 for the M18 at Thurcroft and junction 34 at Meadowhall, starting this weekend.

The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight on Friday from 9.30pm until 6am, Saturday from 10pm until 8am and Sunday from 10pm until 5am while the works are carried out.

Works will include resurfacing, bridge and lighting improvements as well as barrier and drainage work on the stretch, which is used by around 110,000 drivers every day.

Mark Ramsden, Highways England programme lead, said: “We are carrying out £80 million of maintenance improvements in Yorkshire over this financial year and that includes investing more than £7.5 million on this section of the motorway.

“Work is due to start this month on the bridges over the River Rother and other work has been brought forward so we can continue to provide drivers with smoother and safer journeys along the M1”.

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