M1 junctions 32-35a
Improving the M1 by making it a smart motorway between junctions 32 and 35a.
|Start date:||January 2015|
|End date:||March 2017|
Progress reportWe 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.
|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 schemeThe 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.
AimsThis 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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