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

Progress report

The M1 smart motorway from junction 32 to 35a is now operational and open to traffic. We have some scheduled maintenance planned over the coming months, which includes minor resurfacing works and installing further roadside technology along this section of the motorway. We will undertake these activities overnight to keep any disruption to a minimum.

What next?

The scheme is now fully operational.

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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Planned roadworks

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Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J32 and J30 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There are two of four lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 8:02 pm
Location : The M1 southbound entry slip at junction J32 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 8:02 pm
Location : The M18 southbound between junction J1 and the M1 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 8:02 pm
Location : The M1 southbound entry slip at junction J31 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 8:02 pm
Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J36 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 21 July 2017 to 09:30 on 24 July 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 15:30 and 09:30 from 24 July 2017 to 27 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:58 pm
Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J36 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:58 pm
Location : The M1 southbound entry slip at junction J31 . Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:36 on 20 July 2017 to 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:37 pm
Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J31 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:34 pm
Location : The A631 northbound between the junctions with the A6178 and the A6109 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:03 pm
Location : The M18 northbound entry slip at junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 July 2017 to 28 July 2017. Schedule : From 20:00 on 1 August 2017 to 06:00 on 2 August 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The M18 southbound between junction J2 and the M1 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 21 July 2017 to 16:00 on 21 July 2017.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J31 and J30 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 July 2017 to 06:00 on 22 July 2017. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 July 2017 to 06:00 on 27 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
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 : From 20:00 on 21 July 2017 to 06:00 on 22 July 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 July 2017 to 29 July 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 31 July 2017 to 5 August 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 7 August 2017 to 12 August 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The M18 northbound exit slip at junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 July 2017 to 28 July 2017. Schedule : From 20:00 on 1 August 2017 to 06:00 on 2 August 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J32 and J30 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 July 2017 to 06:00 on 22 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The M18 northbound between the M1 and junction J2 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 26 July 2017 to 28 July 2017. Schedule : From 20:00 on 1 August 2017 to 06:00 on 2 August 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm

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