Work set to start to improve motorway

The Highways Agency is to replace the existing metal barrier with a concrete barrier on the central reservation between junctions 16 (Flore) and 19 (M6/A14) of the M1.

The work is taking place in preparation for a proposed scheme to convert this section of road into a ‘smart motorway’.

Work is expected to start in September 2014 with mobilisation and preparation works scheduled from Wednesday.

Completion of the barrier is expected in summer 2015. Three lanes of traffic will be kept open in each direction during peak times, however, to protect road workers, the agency warned some off peak and overnight lane closures may be carried out.

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