M1 motorway near Sheffield to be CLOSED as works on £7.5 million upgrade continue

The M1 will be closed through Sheffield as work continues on a £7.5 million upgrade of the motorway.

Tuesday, 27th August 2019, 08:27 am
Updated Tuesday, 27th August 2019, 16:40 pm

Highways England will carry out work on the M1 between junction 32 for the M18 at Thurcroft and junction 34 at Meadowhall over the next financial year.

The northbound carriageway will be fully closed between junction 32 at Thurcroft and junction 33 at Catcliffe overnight tonight and tomorrow and then overnight on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The M18 southbound link to the M1 northbound will also be closed.

The M1 motorway near junction 33 for Catcliffe.

The closures will be in place from 8pm until 6am each night and the northbound carriageway will have two lanes closed on Saturday from 6am until 8pm, for structure maintenance work.

The southbound entry slip road will be fully closed overnight on Thursday, August 29 for technology work. The closure will be in place from 9pm until 6am.

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Mark Ramsden, Highways England programme lead, said: “We are carrying out £80 million of maintenance improvements in Yorkshire and the Humber over this financial year and that includes investing more than £7.5 million on this section of the M1.

“This work has been brought forward so we can continue to provide drivers with smoother and safer journeys along the M1 after a number of potholes in this area.

“We are working closely with Rotherham and Sheffield councils to minimise any impact while we carry out this work.

“We have just completed work on the southbound carriageway of the lower deck of Tinsley Viaduct and work has now started on the middle maintenance lane.

“There are a further five schemes planned over the next 12 months. This includes work to the upper deck of the Tinsley Viaduct planned for later this year and upgrading the lighting around this busy junction in the new year.”

Highways England is replacing 40,650 sq m of road surface. Work has already been carried out at Tinsley Viaduct and work will take place between M1 junction 36 and Westwood roundabout and on some of the M1 slip roads at junction 34 and junction 35a. This work will provide drivers with smoother and safer journeys.