M1 Junctions 19 to 16 All Lane RunningRecently updated

Reducing congestion on the M1 by making it a smart motorway between junctions 19 and 16.

Region:  East Midlands
Start date:  Nov 2015
Cost:  £94.1m
Status:  CURRENT
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  by the end of December 2017
Programme:  Smart Motorways

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Progress report

We had aspired to complete phase one of the project (between junctions 16 and 19) by this Spring, however challenges to the project, including a delayed start to the work and additional essential maintenance works, have meant the programme has been extended to a revised completion date of by the end of December 2017.

We feel that this approach is the best way to ensure that work is completed as efficiently and cost effectively as possible. We are also actively seeking ways to accelerate delivery in order to complete the scheme sooner.

This scheme is the first phase of a wider smart motorways project where we are adding an extra lane in both directions by converting the hard shoulder to an extra traffic lane - increasing capacity and improving journey time reliability on this vital route.

The overall project will be completed well within our delivery plan target of 2021-2022, as set out in the Road Investment Strategy.

What next?

During the next month we will be:

  • installing the new ducted infrastructure system which will be used to carry the cables to all of the technology sites
  • installing the overhead electronic signs between junction 16 and junction 17, which will be completed by May 2017
  • starting work to complete the majority of the drainage, earthworks, and emergency refuge construction between junctions 17 and 19

Timeline

Event Date
Preliminary works Autumn 2015 – November 2015
Construction starts early 2016
Construction complete end of December 2017

Why we need this scheme

The M1 is:

  • a strategic route for local, regional and international traffic
  • a direct motorway route between north and south
  • a major route connecting major conurbations
The M1 between junctions 19 and 16 is part of the link between the M1 and M6 at Catthorpe Interchange. It currently carries more traffic than it was designed to carry, resulting in congestion and delays.

Aims

This scheme will:
  • relieve congestion
  • smooth the flow of the traffic
  • improve safety
  • improve journey times
  • support economic development in the region

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Project documents
M1 Junctions 19 to 16 Digital PIE |
Summary of Statutory Instrument Consultation Responses |

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Planned roadworks

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Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J15A and J16 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 19:00 from 29 March 2017 to 31 March 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 19:00 from 3 April 2017 to 7 April 2017. Schedule : From 07:00 on 10 April 2017 to 19:00 on 10 April 2017.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 11:54 am
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J16 and J15A . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 19:00 from 29 March 2017 to 31 March 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 19:00 from 3 April 2017 to 7 April 2017. Schedule : From 07:00 on 10 April 2017 to 19:00 on 10 April 2017.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 11:54 am
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J16 and J15 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 19:00 from 29 March 2017 to 31 March 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 19:00 from 3 April 2017 to 7 April 2017. Schedule : From 07:00 on 10 April 2017 to 19:00 on 10 April 2017.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 11:54 am
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J16 and J18 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 28 March 2017 to 2 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 5:54 am
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J16 and J15 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 28 March 2017 to 2 April 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 3 April 2017 to 9 April 2017. Schedule : From 21:00 on 10 April 2017 to 06:00 on 11 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 27, 2017, 10:22 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J16 and J18 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 3 April 2017 to 7 April 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 27, 2017, 10:22 pm
Location : The M1 northbound entry slip at junction J16 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 3 April 2017 to 7 April 2017. Schedule : From 21:00 on 11 April 2017 to 06:00 on 12 April 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 27, 2017, 10:22 pm
Location : The M1 northbound exit slip at junction J16 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 28 March 2017 to 06:00 on 29 March 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 27, 2017, 10:22 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J15A and J16 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder, lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 28 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 27, 2017, 10:22 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J16 and J15A . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder, lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 28 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 27, 2017, 10:22 pm
Location : The M1 northbound entry slip at junction J16 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 3 April 2017 to 7 April 2017. Schedule : From 21:00 on 11 April 2017 to 06:00 on 12 April 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm

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