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

What impact will this have on my journey?

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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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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

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Period : expect disruption until 21:30 on 21 February 2017. Location : The M1 northbound at junction J34 . Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Road repairs.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 6:01 pm
Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 6 March 2017. Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J36 and J35 . Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 5:47 pm
Period : expect disruption until 21:30 on 21 February 2017. Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J34 and J33 . Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Road repairs.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 5:47 pm
Period : expect disruption until 21:30 on 21 February 2017. Location : The M1 southbound at junction J34 . Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Road repairs.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 5:47 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Schedule : From 21:30 on 22 February 2017 to 06:00 on 23 February 2017. Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J34 and J35 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 5:10 pm
Period : from 15:51 on 26 January 2017 to 00:00 on 28 February 2017. Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J36 and J34 . Status : Currently Active. Reason : Roadworks.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 5:10 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J36 and J39 . Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 27 February 2017 to 3 March 2017. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 5:10 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:30 and 06:00 from 21 February 2017 to 27 February 2017. Location : The M1 northbound entry slip at junction J33 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 5:10 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : From 21:30 on 21 February 2017 to 06:00 on 22 February 2017. Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J33 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 5:10 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : From 21:30 on 22 February 2017 to 06:00 on 23 February 2017. Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J33 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 5:10 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Schedule : From 21:30 on 22 February 2017 to 06:00 on 23 February 2017. Location : The M1 northbound at junction J35 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 5:10 pm
Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 28 February 2017. Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J32 and J33 . Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Road repairs.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 5:10 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Schedule : From 21:30 on 21 February 2017 to 06:00 on 22 February 2017. Location : The M1 southbound at junction J34 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 5:10 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:30 and 06:00 from 21 February 2017 to 27 February 2017. Location : The M1 northbound at junction J34 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 5:10 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J35A and J36 . Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 22 February 2017 to 16:00 on 22 February 2017. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 5:10 pm
Period : from 16:35 on 26 January 2017 to 06:00 on 28 February 2017. Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J35 and J33 . Status : Currently Active. Reason : Roadworks.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 5:10 pm
Period : expect disruption until 21:30 on 21 February 2017. Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J33 and J34 . Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Road repairs.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 5:10 pm
Period : expect disruption until 21:30 on 21 February 2017. Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J35 and J34 . Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Road repairs.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 5:10 pm
Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 6 March 2017. Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J35 . Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 5:10 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Schedule : From 21:30 on 21 February 2017 to 06:00 on 22 February 2017. Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J35 and J34 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 5:10 pm
Period : from 15:36 on 26 January 2017 to 06:00 on 28 February 2017. Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J34 and J36 . Status : Currently Active. Reason : Roadworks.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 5:10 pm
Period : from 01:36 on 14 February 2017 to 06:00 on 31 March 2017. Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J35 and J33 . Status : Currently Active. Reason : Roadworks.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 5:10 pm
Period : from 00:45 on 27 January 2017 to 06:00 on 31 March 2017. Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J33 and J32 . Status : Currently Active. Reason : Roadworks.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 5:10 pm
Period : expect disruption until 21:30 on 22 February 2017. Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J34 and J32 . Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Road repairs.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 5:10 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:30 and 06:00 from 21 February 2017 to 27 February 2017. Location : The M1 northbound exit slip at junction J34 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 5:10 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : From 21:30 on 21 February 2017 to 06:00 on 22 February 2017. Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J34 and J33 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 5:10 pm
Period : from 00:47 on 27 January 2017 to 06:00 on 12 March 2017. Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J32 and J33 . Status : Currently Active. Reason : Roadworks.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 5:10 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : From 21:30 on 21 February 2017 to 06:00 on 22 February 2017. Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J34 and J33 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 5:10 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : From 21:30 on 21 February 2017 to 06:00 on 22 February 2017. Location : The M1 southbound at junction J34 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 5:10 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Schedule : From 21:30 on 22 February 2017 to 06:00 on 23 February 2017. Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J33 and J34 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 5:10 pm
Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 28 February 2017. Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J31 and J32 . Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Road repairs.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 5:10 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 6 March 2017 to 11 March 2017. Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J31 and J29A . Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 5:10 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:30 and 06:00 from 21 February 2017 to 27 February 2017. Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J33 and J34 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 5:10 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 21:30 on 22 February 2017 to 06:00 on 23 February 2017. Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J34 and J32 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 5:10 pm
Period : from 16:38 on 26 January 2017 to 06:00 on 28 February 2017. Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J33 and J34 . Status : Currently Active. Reason : Roadworks.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 5:10 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : From 21:30 on 24 February 2017 to 06:00 on 25 February 2017. Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J34 and J32 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 5:10 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : From 21:30 on 22 February 2017 to 06:00 on 23 February 2017. Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J31 and J30 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned.
Posted: February 21, 2017, 5:10 pm

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