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
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  End March 2017
Programme:  Smart Motorways

What impact will this have on my journey?

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So far we have:
  • Completed 75% of the retaining walls between junction 16 and 17 – these will allow us to build the emergency refuge areas and other infrastructure
  • Completed 75% of the foundations for the new gantries and overhead signs between junction 16 and 17
  • Completed 90% of a new drainage system in the verge between junction 16 and 17 on both sides of the carriageway to remove surface water
  • Completed vegetation clearance between junction 17 and 18.

What next?

During September you will see narrow lanes and speed restrictions extended between junctions 17 and 19. We will:
  • remove the existing road markings
  • install temporary road markings
  • erect temporary signs and temporary steel barriers along the hard shoulder in stages
  • put in place a reduced temporary speed limit of 50mph for your safety and the safety of our roadworkers - this will be enforced by average speed camera.

Timeline

Event Date
Preliminary works Autumn 2015 – November 2015
Construction starts early 2016
Construction complete end March 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 |

Project timeline

Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

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Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J14 and J15 . Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 19:00 from 6 February 2017 to 10 February 2017. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The A43 southbound between the junctions with the M1 and the A5 . Status : Pending. Schedule : From 00:00 on 26 January 2017 to 23:59 on 26 January 2017. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J15 and J14 . Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 19:00 from 6 February 2017 to 10 February 2017. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 6 February 2017 to 9 February 2017. Location : The A43 northbound between the junctions with the A5 and the M1 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Period : from 09:14 on 31 May 2016 to 06:00 on 4 April 2018. Location : The A5 northbound between the A43 and the junction with the A361 . Status : Currently Active. Reason : Roadworks.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 6 February 2017 to 9 February 2017. Location : The A43 southbound between the junctions with the A5 and the A413 Silverstone. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 6 February 2017 to 11 February 2017. Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J15A and J18 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 6 February 2017 to 9 February 2017. Location : The A43 southbound between the A5 and the junction with the A413 Silverstone. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 30 January 2017 to 2 February 2017. Location : The M45 westbound between the M1 and the junction with the A45 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The A45 westbound exit slip to the A428 . Status : Pending. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 January 2017 to 06:00 on 24 January 2017. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at Watford Gap Services. Status : Pending. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 23 January 2017 to 26 January 2017. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The A45 westbound exit slip to the A508 Northampton. Status : Pending. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 January 2017 to 06:00 on 24 January 2017. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J16 . Status : Pending. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 23 January 2017 to 26 January 2017. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The A45 westbound. Status : Pending. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 January 2017 to 06:00 on 24 January 2017. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 6 February 2017 to 11 February 2017. Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J15 and J15A . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The A45 eastbound exit slip to the A43 . Status : Pending. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Schedule : From 21:00 on 24 January 2017 to 06:00 on 25 January 2017. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 6 February 2017 to 11 February 2017. Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J18 and J15A . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The A45 eastbound between the M1 and the junction with the A5076 Northampton East. Status : Pending. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Schedule : From 21:00 on 24 January 2017 to 06:00 on 25 January 2017. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 6 February 2017 to 9 February 2017. Location : The A43 northbound between the junctions with the A413 Silverstone and the A5 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The A45 eastbound entry slip from the A508 Northampton. Status : Pending. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Schedule : From 21:00 on 24 January 2017 to 06:00 on 25 January 2017. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J15A and J15 . Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 19:00 from 30 January 2017 to 3 February 2017. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The A45 westbound. Status : Pending. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 January 2017 to 06:00 on 24 January 2017. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 6 February 2017 to 11 February 2017. Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J16 and J15A . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The A45 eastbound entry slip from the A428 . Status : Pending. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Schedule : From 21:00 on 24 January 2017 to 06:00 on 25 January 2017. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 6 February 2017 to 11 February 2017. Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J15 and J14 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The A45 eastbound. Status : Pending. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Schedule : From 21:00 on 24 January 2017 to 06:00 on 25 January 2017. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The M1 southbound entry slip at Watford Gap Services. Status : Pending. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 23 January 2017 to 26 January 2017. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The A45 eastbound. Status : Pending. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Schedule : From 21:00 on 24 January 2017 to 06:00 on 25 January 2017. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J15A and J18 . Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 19:00 from 6 February 2017 to 10 February 2017. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The A45 westbound between the A5076 Northampton East and the junction with the M1 . Status : Pending. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 January 2017 to 06:00 on 24 January 2017. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J15 and J15A . Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 19:00 from 30 January 2017 to 3 February 2017. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The A45 eastbound exit slip to the A428 . Status : Pending. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Schedule : From 21:00 on 24 January 2017 to 06:00 on 25 January 2017. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 6 February 2017 to 11 February 2017. Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J14 and J15 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The A45 westbound entry slip from the A43 . Status : Pending. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 January 2017 to 06:00 on 24 January 2017. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J18 and J15A . Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 19:00 from 6 February 2017 to 10 February 2017. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Period : from 09:10 on 31 May 2016 to 06:00 on 4 April 2018. Location : The A5 southbound between the A361 and the junction with the A43 . Status : Currently Active. Reason : Roadworks.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 09:30 on 26 January 2017 to 16:00 on 26 January 2017. Location : The M45 westbound between the junctions with the M1 and the A45 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm

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