East Midlands Motorway and Trunk Road Works Programme; Monday 30 April to Sunday 6 May

27 April 2012 16:34

Highways Agency   (East Midlands)

NEW AND ONGOING WORKS:

LEICESTERSHIRE

Ongoing – M1/M6 Catthorpe Viaduct replacement, M1 junction 19
Start Date: July 2010 End Date: April 2012
Times: 9.00pm to 6.00am
Traffic Management:
On Monday 30 April and Tuesday 1 May there will be overnight lane closures to install street lighting columns in the central reservation as follows:
· M1 southbound from half a mile north of the junction 19 exit slip road to the junction 19 entry slip road
· M1 northbound from half a mile south of the junction 19 exit slip road to the junction 19 entry slip road

There is a 50mph speed limit on the new Catthorpe viaduct which carries traffic on the M6 southbound over the M1.


LINCOLNSHIRE

New – A1 near Grantham
Start Date: Tuesday 8 May End Date: Saturday 19 May
Times: 8.00pm to 6.00am
Traffic Management:
Various slip road, lane and full closures of the northbound carriageway overnight for drainage works. Signed diversions will be in place where required.


NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

Ongoing – M1/M6 Catthorpe Viaduct replacement, M1 junction 19
Start Date: July 2010 End Date: April 2012
Times: 9.00pm to 6.00am
Traffic Management:
On Monday 30 April and Tuesday 1 May there will be overnight lane closures to install street lighting columns in the central reservation as follows:
· M1 southbound from half a mile north of the junction 19 exit slip road to the junction 19 entry slip road
· M1 northbound from half a mile south of the junction 19 exit slip road to the junction 19 entry slip road

There is a 50mph speed limit on the new Catthorpe viaduct which carries traffic on the M6 southbound over the M1.


NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

New – A52 Bramcote to QMC improvements
Start Date: Monday 16 April End Date: early May
Times: 8.00pm to 6.00am (Monday to Saturday)
Traffic management:
Various overnight lane closures around QMC, Priory or Bramcote roundabouts as required, and on the A52 between Central Avenue and Moor Lane as required.

New – A46 Newark to Widmerpool, A606/A46 Widmerpool roundabout
Start Date: Wednesday 2 May End Date: Thursday 3 May
Times: 8.00pm to 6.00am
Traffic management:
At Widmerpool Roundabout, the northbound slip road on to the A46 will be closed for a single night weather permitting to allow for permanent white lining works to be completed. A signed diversion route will be in place via the southbound A46 to the Nottingham Raceway Karting junction.

Ongoing - A46 Newark to Widmerpool, Lodge Lane, Elston
Start Date: Tuesday 20 March End Date: early May
Traffic management:
The old A46 between Lodge Lane, Elston and Flintham will be closed while a new island near the Eden Hall Day Spa is completed. A signed diversion route will take traffic on the new A46 carriageway between the Lodge Lane and Flintham junctions.

Ongoing – A52, near Bingham, part of A46 Newark to Widmerpool widening
Start Date: Wednesday 18 January End Date: early May
Times: 24/7
Traffic Management:
Traffic reduced to one lane between Bingham roundabout towards the Saxondale roundabout to allow for continued work on the A46 Newark to Widmerpool widening scheme.

Ongoing - A46 Newark to Widmerpool, East Bridgford slip road
Start Date: Friday 25 November End Date: early May
Times: 24/7
Traffic Management:
The southbound slip road from the new A46 onto the old one at Tenman Lane, East Bridgford, is closed to allow the slip road and new roundabout to be built. Access to and from Tenman Lane is possible from the A6097 but road users will not be able to head north on the old A46. A signed diversion is in place via the new junction at Saxondale.

Ongoing - A46 Newark to Widmerpool, Colston Road near Cropwell Bishop
Start Date: April 2011 End Date: early May
Times: 24/7
Traffic Management:
Colston Road closed to allow the works to the bridge and new side road to be completed. There is no access to or from the new A46.

Ongoing - A46 Newark to Widmerpool, Radcliffe Road
Start Date: April 2011 End Date: early May
Times: 24/7
Traffic Management:
Radcliffe Road closed for works to continue.

Ongoing – Old sections of A46 Newark to Widmerpool, widening the carriageway

  • Widmerpool to Cropwell Butler
  • Cropwell Butler to Screveton

Start Date: September 2009 End Date: May 2012
Times: 4.30pm to 6.00am
Traffic Management:
Carriageway closures, temporary traffic lights, speed restrictions, verge working and works off the carriageway.



Notes to editors


1. The Highways Agency is an executive agency of the Department for Transport. We manage, maintain and improve England’s motorways and other strategic roads on behalf of the Secretary of State.

2. Maintenance and improvement projects: We plan maintenance and improvement projects carefully to allow road works to be completed safely, in a cost effective way while keeping disruption to road users to a minimum. We do as much work as possible overnight and when roads are less busy in order to keep more lanes open for road users at peak travel times. Drivers are advised to check their route for road works and allow extra time for their journeys where needed. We have a variety of journey planning tools that road users can use to check travel conditions on the roads we manage, and we will do all we can to keep road users informed.

3. Real-time traffic information for England’s motorways and other strategic roads is available:

- From the web at www.highways.gov.uk/traffic or www.highways.gov.uk/mobile if using a phone or mobile device.

- By phone from the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000 at any time. (Calls to 0300 numbers will cost no more than 5p per minute from a standard BT residential landline. Call charges from other landlines and mobile networks may vary, but will be no more than a standard geographic call and will be included in all inclusive minutes and discount schemes). Make sure it’s safe and legal before you call. Before using any mobile, find a safe place to park. Never stop on the hard shoulder of a motorway except in an emergency.

- On an iPhone app which will automatically select the region you are in. Free to download from the iTunes store or search for Highways Agency on your device.

- From Twitter – there are eight feeds with live traffic information provided by region. For information on roads in the East Midlands follow us at @HAtraffic_emids or for the full index visit www.highways.gov.uk/twitter.

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