Planned Roadworks for the Year
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We’ve found the five biggest and most disruptive roadworks likely to cause you problems during the rest of 2015.
If you or your fleet are regular users of these routes, you may want to research alternatives to save time and money. Below is a list of the top roadworks planned for 2015.
The M1 is likely to be hit by delays throughout 2015. A 50mph limit from junctions 28 (South Normanton) to 35a (Tankersley) will continue into next year. The work between junctions 39 (Wakefield) to 42 (M62) is equally disruptive but should be finished by autumn. There will also be regular closures of slip roads and complete overnight motorway closures within this stretch. These may involve significant diversions and will be advertised closer to the date.
Work between Junctions 2 (M25) and 4a (Fleet) is likely to last until summer 2017. Narrow lanes and contra flows will be used and there will be occasional complete closures at night, which will of course require complete diversionary routes.
Stand by for the start of a major refurbishment of the M6 starting this autumn. Work will stretch between junctions 13 (Crewe) and 16 (Knutsford) and last until 2018. Details of closures and speed limits haven’t been released yet but expect significant delays.
The lengthy project between Leeming and Barton is continuing until mid 2017 but work seems to be particularly disruptive this spring and summer. Expect a sequence of overnight closures, speed limits and temporary traffic lights causing severe delays. Further north, work continues throughout the year on the A1 between Coal House and Metro Centre, again causing serious traffic disruption.
The major project to upgrade Scotland’s motorway network between Edinburgh and Glasgow has just started. A 50mph limit enforced by speed cameras will operate and delays are inevitable. Expect work to continue until 2017.
Please find more details of planned roadworks around the UK here.