Advance warning of M1 closure planned for Milton Keynes area this weekend

Junctions 14 to 15 northbound will be closed between October 22&25

Thursday, 21st October 2021, 10:40 am

The M1 between junctions 14 to 15 northbound will be closed for 56 hours from 9pm on Friday, (22/10) to 6am on Monday (25/10), while the motorway surface is lowered at Tongwell Lane Farm bridge near Newport Pagnell.

This work is necessary because the bridge is currently too low for tall lorries once this section of the M1 becomes a four-lane motorway and the road has to be closed for safety reasons.

If the work can be completed sooner than expected the road will be re-opened and motorists advised by social media and electronic signs on the motorway itself.

A full weekend closure on M1 J14 to J15 Northbound is planned for October 22-25

A spokesman said: "Please note dates and are subject to change, as there may be conditions outside of our control, such as adverse weather, and road incidents.

"Please visit our website to see the latest M1 road closure dates and the official diversion routes at: www.highwaysengland.co.uk/M1junction13-16 Drivers are encouraged to plan ahead, find alternative routes using the M40, A1 or M11 with the A14. We will also ask motorists to avoid this section of the M1 and surrounding roads if possible. Diversion routes will be clearly signed for the duration of this closure. We advise drivers to follow the signed diversion routes and not their own Satnavs."

"Please be considerate of residents living along the diversion routes when using these roads when the M1 is closed. We advise residents and business owners to allow extra time onto their journeys. We will do our utmost to complete the work as quickly as possible and keep noise and disruption to a minimum.

"However, we acknowledge some operations may be noisy, for example, reversing bleepers must be operational on our vehicles for health and safety reasons. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact us on 07469 391190. If you would like to know more about the project or register for email updates, please visit www.highwaysengland.co.uk/M1junction13-16."