Project Update: M1 Smart Motorway

Highways England is improving the 12km stretch of the M1 between 23a and 25 which involves a permanent conversion of the hard shoulder to create a fourth lane, the introduction of a new speed enforcement/compliance system, CCTV cameras and queue detection, automatic signalling system and electronic information signs and signals on gantries. Currently the project is beginning road closures throughout the night to get the changes underway, between now and April Junction 19 is being resurfaced and having essential repair works done to maintain the bridge joints on the river Avon viaduct to ensure a safer drive.

It’s hoped the scheme will provide greater traffic capacity and more reliable journey times by reducing congestion to make journeys more reliable for this section of the M1 and is expected to be completed by December 2018.

If you’re interested in finding out more about this project and position’s available, chat to Steve Castle.