Swinford Parish Council

Serving the people of Swinford

Clerk: Katherine Clarke
The Old Stables, Fir Tree
Lane, Swinford, Leics LE17 6BH

Tel: 01788 869 007

Notification of Essential Maintenance Works - M1

Notification of Essential Maintenance Works - M1


M1 Junction 19 – 21 Northbound and Southbound

Highways England will be carrying out essential maintenance works to the existing carriageway on the M1 northbound and southbound carriageways between Junction 19 and Junction 21 including the exit and entry slip roads at Junction 20.

During the comprehensive scheme of work, they will:

  • repair and replace damaged drains
  • resurface both northbound and southbound carriageways
  • refresh road markings and road studs
  • repair any necessary bridge joints

Once completed, all road users will benefit from improved road safety and a smoother driving experience.

When will the work take place?

Work is due to start on 9th May 2022 and is scheduled for completion by Mid September 2022. Please note that all our planned works are subject to change due to weather conditions, significant events or unforeseen circumstances.

How will the work affect traffic?

To keep the programme for these works as short as possible and to minimise disruption to the local community, residents, businesses and road users, Highways England will work under full carriageway closures in phases as follows:

Northbound: Monday to Thursday, 9pm to 6am and Friday to Saturday, 9pm to 7am

Southbound: Monday to Thursday, 9pm to 5am and Friday to Saturday, 9pm to 7am

Some elements of the work to the exit and entry slips at junction 20 will require full weekend closures from 9pm Friday to 6am Monday. During these full road closures, Highways England will put in place fully signed diversion routes which have been agreed with the local authority. If you'd like more information about the different phases of our work or a copy of the diversion route drawings, please feel free to get in touch with Highways England using the contact details below.

How will the work affect businesses and residents?

Highways England will make sure that access to businesses and residences is maintained wherever possible. They will also have a dedicated Public Liaison Officer on hand to answer any questions. Highways England apologise for any inconvenience caused and will do their very best to complete the work as quickly as possible, keeping disturbances and noise to a minimum.

Contact Details:

Public Liaison Officer Leanne Gibson

Email: EMcomms@amey.co.uk

Alternatively, you can contact the National Highways Customer Contact Centre as follows:

Email: info@highwaysengland.co.uk

Telephone: 0300 123 5000

Posted: Tue, 01 Mar 2022 11:18 by Katherine Clarke

Tags: Community, Notice