M1 Weekend Northbound Closure
A reminder that the M1 between junctions 14 to 15 northbound will now be closed for 56 hours from 10pm on Friday 19 November to 6am on Monday 21 November. The closure will allow engineers to lower the motorway surface at Tongwell Lane Farm bridge and adjusting the gradients on the carriageway at Little Linford Lane bridge. This work is necessary because the bridge is currently too low for traffic such as lorries once this section of the M1 becomes a four-lane motorway.
As you can imagine, this is a significant piece of work, and we have to close the road fully to undertake it safely. If we are able to complete the work quicker than expected, we will re-open the road and will advise motorists and the public through social media and the electronic signs on the motorway itself.
Drivers should plan ahead and find alternative routes using the M40, A1 or M11 with the A14. We will also ask motorists to avoid this section of the M1 and surrounding roads if possible. Diversion routes will be clearly signed for the duration of this closure. We advise drivers to follow the signed diversion routes and not their own Satnavs. Please be considerate of residents living along the diversion routes by obeying the speed limits when using these roads when the M1 is closed.
Please visit our website to see the latest M1 road closure dates and the diversion routes at: www.highwaysengland.co.uk/M1junction13-16
We advise drivers to allow extra time onto their journeys. We will do our utmost to complete the work as quickly as possible and keep noise and disruption to a minimum. However, we acknowledge some operations may be noisy, for example, reversing bleepers must be operational on our vehicles for health and safety reasons.
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact us on 07469 391190. If you would like to know more about the project or register for email updates, please visit www.highwaysengland.co.uk/M1junction13-16
Posted: Fri, 19 Nov 2021 11:36 by Fiona Young