Motorists heading for London Luton Airport via M1 Junction 10A are advised to allow extra time for their journey over the next 18 months, and plan for a series of overnight road closures during early March.
The M1 spur road and A1081 New Airport Way will be closed eastbound (towards London Luton Airport) between M1 J10 and Capability Green, overnight from Tuesday, March 4 until Sunday, March 9 inclusive. This means that between the hours of 8pm and 4am traffic will not be able to leave the M1 at Junction 10 and will instead be diverted into Luton town centre and on to London Luton Airport via Junction 11 (A505, A5065 and A505). During these times traffic will still be able to join the M1 at Junction 10.
The following week, overnight from Monday, March 10 until Wednesday, March 12 inclusive, the M1 spur road and A1081 New Airport Way will be closed westbound (towards the M1) between Capability Green and M1 J10. This means that between the hours of 8pm and 6am traffic will not be able to join the M1 at Junction 10 and will again be diverted via Junction 11 (A505, A5065, and A505). During these times traffic will still be able to leave the M1 at Junction 10.
Motorists are advised to follow the diversion routes and allow extra time for their journey, particularly when taking early morning flight departures from London Luton Airport between March 4-9.
Drivers are also notified of a 30mph speed limit, narrow lanes and contraflows throughout the area which also come into effect from March 4 and continue throughout the 70-week programme.
The restrictions are necessary as part of long-awaited major works to improve reliable journey times through M1 J10A.
Luton Borough Council’s £30 million scheme, supported by the Government’s Regional Growth Fund, will tackle significant queues and congestion experienced at the junction by removing the existing roundabout and widening the M1 spur and New Airport Way to three lanes in each direction between Junction 10 and Capability Green.
Diversion routes are published at www.luton.roadworks.org and for further information see also www.luton.gov.uk/m1j10a