East and West Midlands LED roadside lighting upgrades

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We’ll be upgrading the current lighting to LED’s on the M42/M5 southbound link road. The new LED lighting will be more energy efficient and require less maintenance in the future.

To carry out our work safely, we'll have full closures of the M42 southbound to M5 southbound link road, from 19 February 2024 to 3 April 2024, on weeknights from 8pm to 6am. During these times, there will also be lane closures on the M42 northbound, from the M5 link road to M42 junction 1.

During these closures, the following diversion route will be in place.

Throughout this work there will be access for emergency vehicles.

We’ll make every effort to ensure the impact on the local community and travelling public is kept to a minimum. We always aim to work to the programme, however unforeseen circumstances or adverse weather conditions may mean changes.

Please accept our apologies in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

We’ll be upgrading the lighting to LEDs along the A45 between Festival Island and Tollbar End roundabout. The new LED lighting will be more energy efficient and require less maintenance in the future.

We’ll work overnight between 9pm and 6am, between 19 February and 25 March 2024, Monday to Friday.

To maintain safety and reduce disruption, we’ll work using a combination of lane closures and full carriageway closures including the entry and exit slip roads. During closures, we’ll install fully signed local diversion routes.

During closures, access for emergency vehicles will be maintained throughout.

We’ll make every effort to ensure the impact on the local community and travelling public is kept to a minimum. We always aim to work to the programme, however unforeseen circumstances or adverse weather conditions may mean changes.    

If you’d like further information on our work, please visit our webpage at https://nationalhighways.co.uk/our-roads/east-midlands/east-and-west-midlands-led-roadside-lighting-upgrades/.

Further Information

If you’d like to be kept up to date with future works along the A45, please subscribe to our mailing list by emailing noreplyA45WMids@nationalhighways.co.uk.

If you would like further information about this work, please contact National Highways Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 open 24/7, or email: info@nationalhighways.co.uk

We’ll be upgrading the current lighting to LEDs on the A46, starting at the Winthorpe Interchange between Newark and Lincoln. We’ll work overnight, between 8pm and 6am, from 23 October 2023 for approximately 3 months, Monday to Friday.

To maintain a safe environment for our workforce, most of our work will be delivered under full carriageway and slip road closures. These will move along the road as our work progresses.

The diversion will be via the A17 and A15.

During our programme of work, we’ll make every effort to ensure the impact on the local community and travelling public is kept to a minimum.

Note – All dates include weekends and the Christmas/New Year shutdown which are non-working.

  • A1/A46 roundabout  to Winthorpe roundabout (Winthorpe Interchange)
    • 3 days - 23 Oct 2023 to 25 Oct 2023
  • Winthorpe roundabout to Danethorpe Lane junction           
    • 3 days - 26 Oct 2023 to 30 Oct 2023
  • Danethorpe Lane junction to just past Brough Lane
    • 3 days - 31 Oct 2023 to 2 Nov 2023
  • Just after Brough Lane to Folly Lane
    • 8 days - 3 Nov 2023 to 14 Nov 2023
  • Folly lane to Newark Road rest area
    • 8 days - 15 Nov 2023 to 24 Nov 2023
  • Newark Road rest area to Lincoln City Commercials
    • 3 days - 27 Nov 2023 to 29 Nov 2023
  • Lincoln City Commercials to Halfway House roundabout
    • 5 days - 30 Nov 2023 to 6 Dec 2023
  • Halfway House roundabout to Cathedral View Holiday Park
    • 3 days - 7 Dec 2023 to 11 Dec 2023
  • Cathedral View Holiday Park to to Hykeham roundabout
    • 5 days - 12 Dec 2023 to 18 Dec 2023
  • Approaches to Hykeham roundabout
    • 13 days - 19 Dec 2023 to 4 Jan 2024
  • Thorpe on the Hill
    • 2 days - 3 Jan 2024 to 4 Jan 2023
  • Whisby to Doddington
    • 6 days - 5 Jan 2024 to 12 Jan 2023

We always aim to work to programme, however unforeseen circumstances or adverse weather conditions may mean changes.

We’ll be upgrading the current lighting to LEDs on the A5 between M42 junction 10 and Grendon roundabout. The new LED lighting will be more energy efficient and require less maintenance in the future.

We’ll work overnight, between 8pm and 4am, from Thursday 20 June to Monday 1 July 2024. To carry out our work safely we’ll install the following traffic management:

Thursday 20 and Friday 21 June – Lane one closure on the A5 eastbound from M42 junction 10 to Dordon Roundabout. No access to New Street from the A5.

Monday 24, Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 June – Lane one closure on the A5 westbound from Dordon Roundabout to M42 junction 10.

Thursday 27 June – Lane one closure on the A5 eastbound and westbound from M42 junction 10 to Dordon Roundabout. No access to Long Street and Gypsy Lane from Dordon Roundabout.

Friday 28 June and Monday 1 July – Full closure of A5 eastbound and westbound from Dordon Roundabout to Grendon roundabout. Lane two closures on the A5 eastbound and westbound.

We’ll also be carrying out vegetation clearance along the A5 between Grendon roundabout and Holly Lane roundabout. This will take place between 9pm and 6am on Tuesday 2 JulyWednesday 3 July and Thursday 4 July. During this time, we’ll install lane closures with the use of temporary traffic lights. We’ll make every effort to minimise noise at this location.

Access for emergency vehicles and frontages will be maintained throughout.

During closures, we’ll install clearly signed diversion routes.

Alternative access to New Street

Alterative access to Gypsy Lane

Non HGV diversion route: A5 eastbound/westbound Dordon Roundabout to Grendon roundabout closure diversion route

HGV diversion route - A5 eastbound/westbound Dordon Roundabout to Grendon roundabout closure diversion route

During our LED upgrades, we will need to access lampposts that are located next to parking bays. These lampposts will be marked with cones. In order for us to carry out our work, we would kindly request that no cars are parked next to the marked lampposts.


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We’ll make every effort to ensure the impact on the local community and travelling public is kept to a minimum. We’ll also work to carefully manage noise levels and additional lighting.

We always aim to work to the programme, however unforeseen circumstances or adverse weather conditions may mean changes.

We’d also encourage drivers to stick to speed limits and follow appropriate signage to ensure the safety of all road users. 

 

We'll be upgrading over 300 roadside lights to more efficient LED lighting on the A5 near Tamworth. The new LED lighting will be more energy efficient and require less maintenance in the future.

We'll be working overnight between 8pm and 6am from Monday 20 November 2023 to Friday 12 January 2024.

To keep disruption to a minimum, we'll carry out work under phased closures of the A5 between Weeford Interchange and M42 junction 10. Closures will move along the road as our work progresses with clearly signed diversion routes in place for affected traffic.

Work will be carried out at the following locations on the dates below:

Date

Details of closure

20 November 2023

A5 closed eastbound from Weeford to Ventura Park with Mile Oak eastbound access closed.

21 – 24 November 2023

A5 closed eastbound from Weeford to Marlborough way with Mile Oak eastbound access, Ventura Park access closed.

1 December 2023

A5 closed eastbound from Weeford to Marlborough way with eastbound Mile Oak, Ventura Park and Marlborough Way access closed.

4 December 2023

A5 closed westbound from M42 junction 10 roundabout to Marlborough Way with Pennine Way access closed.

 

5 – 6 December 2023

A5 closed westbound Marlborough way exit and access slip roads.

7 – 12 December 2023

A5 closed westbound from M42 junction 10 roundabout to Ventura Park with Pennine way and Marlborough Way access closed.

13 December 2023

A5 westbound Ventura Park exit slip road closed.

14 December 2023

A5 eastbound Ventura Park entry slip road closed.

15 and 18 December 2023

A5 westbound Ventura Park entry slip road closed.

2 – 3 January 2024

A5 westbound Mile Oak exit slip road closed.

4 January 2024

A5 eastbound Mile Oak exit and entry slip roads closed.

5 January 2024

A5 eastbound Ventura Park exit slip road closed.

8 January 2024

A5 eastbound Marlborough Way exit slip road closed.

9 – 10 January 2024

A5 eastbound Marlborough Way entry slip road closed.

11 January 2024

A5 eastbound from Weeford to Mile Oak closed.

12 January 2024

A5 closed eastbound from Weeford to Ventura Park with Mile Oak eastbound access closed.

15 – 17 January 2024

A5 closed eastbound from Weeford to Ventura Park with Mile Oak eastbound access closed.

Access to frontages and emergency services will be maintained throughout. Please note, our planned work may be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

We’ll be upgrading the current lighting to LEDs on the A500 between Sandyford and Porthill. The new LED lighting will be more energy efficient and require less maintenance in the future.

To carry out our work safely we’ll work under the following closures:

• From Monday 4 March to Friday 8 March, 8pm to 6am, we’ll have full closures of the A500 southbound between A527 Sandyford junction and A5271 Porthill Roundabout junction. During these closures, we’ll have a single lane closure of the A500 northbound between these same junctions.


• From Monday 11 March to Tuesday 26 March, 8pm to 6am, we’ll have full closures of the A500 northbound between A5271 Porthill Roundabout junction and A527 Sandyford junction. During these closures, we’ll have a single lane closure of the A500 southbound between these same junctions.


• On Wednesday 27 March, Tuesday 2 April and Wednesday 3 April, we’ll have full closures of the A500 southbound between A527 Sandyford junction and A5271 Porthill Roundabout junction. During these closures, we’ll have a single lane closure of the A500 northbound between these same junctions.

During these closures, the following diversion route will be in place:

Throughout this work there will be access for emergency vehicles.

We’ll make every effort to ensure the impact on the local community and travelling public is kept to a minimum. We always aim to work to the programme, however unforeseen circumstances or adverse weather conditions may mean changes.    

Please accept our apologies in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

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