M1 junctions 32-35aRecently updated

Improving the M1 by making it a smart motorway between junctions 32 and 35a.

Region:  North East
Start date:  January 2015
Cost:  £106.1 million
Status:  CURRENT
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  March 2017
Programme:  Smart Motorways

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Progress report

We are working to upgrade the M1 to a smart motorway. This means the motorway is under traffic management with narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit between junctions 32 and 35a. We understand this can be frustrating, but it is important for your safety and the safety of our workers. These measures will stay in place until we “switch on” the smart motorway – we currently expect this to happen in winter 2016/17.

What next?

Scheme is programmed to be operationally available in winter 2016/2017.

Timeline

Date Event
October 2010 Spending review: scheme to be prepared for construction by 2016
March 2012 Start of construction confirmed for 2013/14, subject to statutory processes
June 2013 Start of preparatory scheme to replace central reserve barrier
December 2013 Preparatory scheme ends
February 2015 Construction begins
Winter 2016/17 Construction ends

Why we need this scheme

The M1 in South Yorkshire is an important route for regional and international traffic. The section between junction 32 (M18) and junction 35 (A616) carries more than 110,000 vehicles each day and suffers from congestion and delay at peak times.

Aims

This project will relieve congestion and smooth the flow of the traffic, improving safety and journey times. These benefits will also support economic development in the region.

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Location : The M1 southbound entry slip at junction J32 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadside Equipment Maintenance. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 28 March 2017.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 8:00 am
Location : The M1 northbound at junction J32 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. 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 28, 2017, 5:54 am
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J31 and J32 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 28 March 2017 to 06:00 on 29 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be three of five lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 5:54 am
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J31 and J29A . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 3 April 2017 to 8 April 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 April 2017 to 15 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 5:54 am
Location : The M1 northbound entry slip at junction J34 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is 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 28, 2017, 4:06 am
Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J33 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 01:00 on 2 April 2017 to 10:00 on 2 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 26, 2017, 11:53 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J33 and J34 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 16:38 on 26 January 2017 to 06:00 on 31 March 2017.
Posted: March 26, 2017, 6:27 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J35 and J33 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 01:36 on 14 February 2017 to 06:00 on 1 April 2017.
Posted: March 26, 2017, 6:26 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J35 and J33 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 16:35 on 26 January 2017 to 06:00 on 1 April 2017.
Posted: March 26, 2017, 6:25 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J33 and J32 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 00:45 on 27 January 2017 to 06:00 on 31 March 2017.
Posted: March 26, 2017, 6:23 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J34 and J33 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 28 March 2017 to 06:00 on 29 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M1 northbound entry slip at junction J33 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 March 2017 to 06:00 on 30 March 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J34 and J35 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 31 March 2017 to 06:00 on 1 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M1 southbound entry slip at junction J34 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 30 March 2017 to 06:00 on 31 March 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M1 northbound entry slip at junction J34 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 31 March 2017 to 06:00 on 1 April 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J33 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 31 March 2017 to 06:00 on 1 April 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J34 and J32 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 March 2017 to 06:00 on 30 March 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J34 and J33 . 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 30 March 2017 to 1 April 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J33 and J32 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. 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 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M1 northbound exit slip at junction J34 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 March 2017 to 06:00 on 30 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J33 and J34 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. 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 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M1 southbound entry slip at junction J34 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 31 March 2017 to 06:00 on 1 April 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J32 and J33 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 30 March 2017 to 06:00 on 31 March 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M18 slip road to the M1 northbound . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 30 March 2017 to 06:00 on 31 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm

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