Work to start on more than doubling emergency areas on stretch of M1

National Highways is more than doubling the number of emergency areas on a stretch of the M1 in South Yorkshire with work to create the new places to stop in an emergency getting under way next month. Work to create new places to stop in an emergency on the M1 in South Yorkshire gets under […]

Crash leaves lorry hanging off bridge on M1

A lorry was left hanging off a bridge after crashing into a barrier on the M1 in Leicestershire. Police were called to reports the vehicle had crashed on the southbound carriageway at junction 19 Catthorpe Interchange just after 04:30 BST. Officers say the southbound carriageway is closed at junction 19 as well as the both […]

Motorist fined for ignoring variable speed limit

In an example of what can happen when people ignore speed limits on smart motorways, a motorist has been told to pay more than £2,000 and been given points on his driving licence after pleading guilty to ignoring a variable speed limit and travelling twice the speed restriction set on the smart motorway in Northamptonshire. […]

World’s highest approved containment road barrier used to protect M1 footbridge

The installation of the world’s highest approved containment road barrier has been used to give one of the UK’s oldest motorway footbridges a new lease of life. Smithy Wood Footbridge across the M1 near Ecclesfield, in Sheffield, has served the stretch of motorway since it first opened in the 1960s. The historic bridge, now roughly […]

New M1-A6 link road to be built in Central Bedfordshire

A new strategic road will be built to bypass the town of Luton, running from the A6 to junction 11a of the M1, connecting with the recently finished A5 to M1 Link road. Central Bedfordshire Council says the new link will be 2.75 miles long with a dual carriageway to a new planned rail freight […]

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