Closures planned for sections of M1 this week

Motorists are warned that sections of the M1 are to close for periods in the coming week.

The southbound carriageway will be closed for works overnight at junction 15a from 10pm on Monday, March 7 until 6am on Tuesday, March 8, and again from 10pm on Tuesday, March 8 until 6am on Wednesday, March 9. Diversions will be signposted.

There will also be a series of closures on the southbound carriageway between junctions 18 and 16 in the coming week. The southbound will close each night at 10pm and will reopen the next morning at 6am. Closures are planned for the nights of March 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11.

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During the closures, the following diversion will be in place: M1 southbound traffic will be diverted onto the A5 southbound at junction 18, onto the A5 to the cross roads with the A45 at Flore, left at the traffic lights on the A45, to re-join the M1 southbound at junction 16.

Highways England has said the timetable is correct as of 4 March but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.