East - Road maintenance work

Road maintenance work taking place in the East region.

Project information

View a maintenance scheme

You can more details about the maintenance schemes taking place in the East below:

We are carrying out essential maintenance on the A1(M) between junctions 6 and 9. This will include road marking refreshment, safety barrier, signs and road stud replacement and slip road resurfacing. Once complete, drivers will benefit from a safer, smoother and better-defined road surface.

We will complete this work over 11 weeks between Monday 18 July and Saturday 8 October. We will work between 9pm and 5am on weeknights only, weather permitting. No work will take place on Monday 29 August (Summer bank holiday).

To carry out the work safely, we will need to close sections of the A1(M) between junctions 6 and 9, one direction at a time.

Road closures and diversions

A1(M) southbound junction 8 to 7

Monday 18 July to Friday 22 July

Drivers will exit at junction 8 and take the A602 towards Stevenage, then follow the A1072 Gunnels Wood Road, take the A602 Broadhall Way to re-join the A1(M) at junction 7

A1(M) northbound junction 7 to 8

Monday 25 July to Friday 29 July

Drivers will exit at junction 7, take the A602 Broadhall Way, then follow the A1072 Gunnels Wood Road and the A602 to Stevenage to re-join the A1(M) at junction 8.

A1(M) northbound junction 6 to 7

Monday 1 August to Friday 12 August

Local traffic (non-HGVs)

Drivers will exit at junction 6 and take the A1000 Welwyn Bypass Road, then turn right onto the B197 Great North Road, onto Mardley Hill / London Road and Stevenage Road through Knebworth, then left onto the A602 Broadhall Way to re-join the A1(M) at junction 7.

Strategic traffic (HGVs)

Drivers will exit the A1(M) at junction 4 and follow the A414 Hertford Road, then take the A10 north and exit onto the A602 towards Stevenage, before re-joining the A1(M) at junction 7

A1(M) southbound junction 7 to 6

Monday 15 August to Thursday 25 August

Local traffic (non-HGVs)

Drivers will exit at junction 7 and the A602 Broadhall, Stevenage Road through Knebworth, London Road/Mardley Hill, the B197 Great North Road, then the A1000 Welwyn Bypass Road to re-join the A1M at junction 6.

Strategic traffic (HGVs)

Drivers will exit the A1(M) at junction 7 and follow the A602 towards Stevenage, then the A10 and the A414 Hertford Road before re-joining the A1(M) at junction 4.

A1(M) junction 8 northbound exit slip road

Monday 5 September to Saturday 10 September

Drivers will continue on the A1(M) northbound to junction 9 and return southbound to exit at junction 8.

A1(M) southbound junction 9 to 8

Monday 12 September to Saturday 8 October

Drivers will exit at junction 9 and join the A505, then the B197 Graveley Road and High Street (the old Great North Road) to re-join the A1(M) at junction 8.

The A1 near Stibbington requires various maintenance works to improve the overall condition of the network.

A1 Stibbington: upcoming works and closures

Work to replace the safety barrier on the southbound carriageway and the renewal of the brick retaining wall alongside the Old Great North Road, Stibbington started on Friday 25 February and will take place over approximately six months.

We have removed two trees adjacent to Stibbington Centre. These will be replaced in the Autumn when conditions are best for trees to mature. We will be planting a suitable, non-invasive species at a safe distance from the new retaining wall and the A1.

Work will predominately take place during daytime hours (7.30am – 5pm, Monday to Friday). Narrow lanes will remain in place on the A1 southbound for the duration of the work for safety reasons. We will occasionally require some full closures which are detailed below:

  • Friday 17 June – Full closure of the A1 southbound between Wansford and junction 17 from 9pm to 5am. This closure will allow us to replace the road markings and studs within our temporary narrow lanes. As part of this, we will also be carrying out work on the top of the concrete retaining wall to help us accelerate our ongoing work. Whilst we do this, there may be some noisy operations, but we will keep this to a minimum where possible.

Overview

These works on the A1 near Stibbington, safety barrier replacement, tree replacement and retaining wall renewal.

Both the barrier and the retaining wall have reached the end of their usable life and need to be renewed to meet new standards and ensure the safety of users of the A1, as well as users and residents of Old Great North Road.

Some of these works are already underway and will continue under various phases, running until approximately August 2022. We will be utilising any closures by carrying out as much work as possible, preventing the need for further closures in the near future.

Benefits

Both the barrier and the retaining wall have reached the end of their usable life and need to be renewed to meet new standards and ensure the safety of users of the A1, as well as users and residents of Old Great North Road.

Some of these works are already underway and will continue under various phases, running until approximately August 2022. We will be utilising any closures by carrying out as much work as possible, preventing the need for further closures in the near future.

Diversion route and access

Strategic traffic

Strategic traffic will be diverted from the A1 southbound at Wansford and directed to follow A47, A1260 Nene Parkway, A1139 Fletton Parkway, before re-joining the A1(M) southbound at junction 17, Fletton Parkway interchange. This diversion is shown in the map below.

Diversion map for A1 Stibbington, safety barrier replacement and retaining wall renewal. A47, A1260 Nene Parkway, A1139 Fletton Parkway, before re-joining the A1(M) southbound at junction 17, Fletton Parkway interchange

Local access to Stibbington

Traffic wishing to use the Church Lane exit slip road will be diverted to use the Stibbington Lorry Park exit slip, for the duration of the project, as shown in the below diagram.

Traffic management will be required along sections of Old Great North Road during active working periods. Residents living within any traffic management areas will always be granted access and egress. These areas will be gated and staffed for public and workforce safety.

If you would like to be kept up to date with further works information please email and register your contact details with the scheme Public Liaison Officer, Hannah Plews: hannah.plews@eurovia.co.uk

We are carrying out work to renew the signs and carry out carriageway maintenance works which will include upgrading 17.2km of safety barrier, on the A1 between Wothorpe and Wansford. Once complete, this will ensure the A1 continues to remain in a safe and serviceable condition.

We plan to complete this work over five months, starting Monday 4 July. All works will be carried out on weeknights, with occasional weekend nights between 9pm and 6am, weather permitting.

Throughout the duration of this scheme, temporary speed limits will be in place on the A1 for safety reasons. Speeds will be reduced to 40mph between Wothorpe and Wansford, with temporary speed cameras installed.

Closures and diversions

To carry out this work, the following closures and diversions will be in place overnight, between 9pm and 6am:

 

Direction

Closure

Date and timings

Southbound

Full closure of the A1 between Wothorpe and Wansford  

There will be a single lane closure northbound for the safety of the workforce.

Monday 11 July to 9 September

Monday 31 October to Friday 9 December

(Weeknights only)

Saturday 10 December and Sunday 11 December

 

 

Northbound

Full closure of the A1 between Wansford and Wothorpe.

There will be a single lane closure southbound for the safety of the workforce.

Monday 12 September to Friday 28 October

(Weeknights only)

 

Saturday 17 December and Sunday 18 December

 

Whilst the A1 is closed in either direction, traffic will be diverted via the A43 and A47.

Diversion Map

Once this work is complete, we will move on to upgrade the safety barrier on the A1 between Wansford and junction 17, Peterborough, as well as undertaking various other maintenance activities. 

We’ll be carrying out a range of works, on the A12, between junction 25 and junction 31. These works will be undertaken in various phases, running until September 2022.

Overview

These works include barrier replacement, drainage renewal, resurfacing, road studs, road lining placement and other safety improvements. The work is essential, will contribute to the life expectancy of the road and make journeys safer for road users. 

We will be using these closures to carry out as much work as possible, which will prevent the need for further closures, in the near future.

Benefits

  • The safety barrier upgrade will improve and prevent cross over incidents.
  • The resurfacing work will improve the safety of the road surface, as well as renewing road markings and road studs.
  • The new drainage system will prevent flooding issues and emergency lane closures.

In order to carry out the work safely the following road closures will be in place.

Diversions and closures 1

Location

Dates

Diversions

A12 junction 31 to 29 (southbound)

Monday 11 July to Monday 15 August

Southbound traffic will be diverted from the A14 to junction 56, A137, A1232 and the A120 Crown Interchange before joining the A12.

A12 junction 29 to 31
(northbound)

Monday 19 April to Monday 15 August

Northbound traffic will be diverted off A12 at junction 29 to A120 Crown Interchange, A1232 and A137 before joining the A14 at junction 56.

 

Diversion map 1

Diversions and closures 2

Location

Dates

Diversions

A12 junction 26 / 27 to 29
(southbound)

Monday 11 July to Thursday 18 August

Monday 7 September to Saturday 17 September

Southbound traffic will be diverted off the A12 at junction 29 onto Ipswich Road, Cowdray Avenue, Colne Bank Avenue and Cymbeline Way to re-join the A12 at junction 26/27. 

A12 junction 26 / 27 to 29 (northbound)

Tuesday 31 May to Wednesday 7 September

Northbound traffic will be diverted off the A12 at junction 26/27 onto Cymbeline Way, Colne Bank Avenue, Cowdray Avenue and Ipswich Road to re-join the A12 at junction 29.

Diversion map 2

 

We are carrying out essential resurfacing, road stud replacement and line marking works on the A47 between Eye Green and Thorney.

This will take place over 7 weeks from Monday 8 August to Friday 23 September between 8pm to 6am on weeknights only, weather permitting.

To carry out the work safely, we will need to close the A47 and divert traffic as detailed below:

Monday 8 August to Friday 23 September – Full closure of the A47 between Eye Green and Thorney, in both directions. Traffic will be diverted in both directions via B1143 and A16.

 

Work began on Monday 6 June to replace signs, markings and carry out essential surveys to assess the road on the A47 between Wisbech and Pullover Roundabout.

We are now moving on to the next phase of the work between Pullover roundabout and Hardwick Roundabout from Monday 27 June where we will be carrying out work to renew the safety barrier, filter drain, road markings and studs and carry out some resurfacing works.

To carry out the work safely, we will need to close the A47 and divert traffic as detailed in the table below:

Closure details

Dates/ Timings

Diversion route

A47 eastbound between Shoreboat Roundabout, Tilney All Saints and A1101 Elm High Road, Wisbech

 

Monday 13 June to Friday 17 June

 

8pm to 6am

Traffic will be diverted

in both directions between the A47 at A1101 Elm High Road, Wisbech and Pullover Roundabout, Kings Lynn via the A10, A1122 and A1101

(Refer to map 1 below)

A47 between Shoreboat Roundabout, Tilney All Saints and Pullover Roundabout, Kings Lynn – in both directions

Monday 20 June to Friday 24 June

 

 8pm to 6am

Traffic will be diverted

in both directions between the A47 at A1101 Elm High Road, Wisbech and Pullover Roundabout, Kings Lynn via the A10, A1122 and A1101.

(Refer to map 1 below)

A47 westbound between Pullover roundabout Hardwick Roundabout, Kings Lynn

Monday 27 June to Tuesday 28 June

Friday 1 July to Friday 15 July

Thursday 18 August to Friday 19 August.

8pm to 6am

Traffic will be diverted in both directions between the A47 at A1101 Elm High Road, Wisbech and Hardwick Roundabout, Kings Lynn via the A10, A1122 and A1101.

(Refer to map 2 below)

A47 eastbound between Hardwick Roundabout and Pullover roundabout

Wednesday 29 June to Friday 30 June

Monday 18 July to Wednesday 17 August.

8pm to 6am

Traffic will be diverted in both directions between the A47 at A1101 Elm High Road, Wisbech and Hardwick Roundabout, Kings Lynn via the A10, A1122 and A1101.

(Refer to map 2 below)

Diversions

Map 1

Map showing the diversion route

Map 2

 

<

We are carrying out work to replace the safety barrier on the dual carriageway sections of the A47 at Swaffham and filter drains on the A47, east of Dereham.

We plan to complete this work over 13 weeks between Tuesday 5 July and Friday 30 September.

The safety barrier replacement work will be delivered initially through 24/7 lane 2 closures for works in the central reserve followed towards the end of the programme with lane 1 closures to allow for verge works.

The 24/7 lane closures have allowed us to shorten our programme significantly rather than working only at night.

Night-time closures of the A47 will be required between 8pm and 6am at the beginning and end of this work, to safely set up and close these 24/7 lane closures.

During the work, speed limits will be reduced to 40mph along the length of the single lane closures and temporary speed cameras will be in place. Once the lane closures are set up, all nearby A47 slip roads will remain open as usual.

Closures and diversions

To allow us to install lane closures and carry out the safety barrier work safely please refer to the table below:

Table of closures

Direction

Closure

Date and timings

Westbound

Full closure of the A47 between Norwich Road roundabout and A1122/Downham Road roundabout.

 

Tuesday 5 July

 

8pm to 6am

Eastbound

Full closure of the A47 between A1122/Downham Road roundabout and Norwich Road roundabout. With a lane 2 lane closure on the westbound carriageway.

 

Wednesday 6 July and Thursday 7 July

 

8pm to 6am

Westbound

Full closure of the A47 between Norwich Road roundabout and A1122/Downham Road roundabout.

 

Friday 8 July

 

8pm to 6am

Eastbound

Full closure of the A47 between A1122/Downham Road roundabout and Norwich Road roundabout.

Saturday 9 July

 

8pm and 6am.

24/7 lane 2 closure in both directions

A47 between A1122/Downham Road roundabout and Norwich Road roundabout.

Sunday 10 July (from 8pm) to Tuesday 6 September

 

24/7

24/7 lane 1 eastbound closure

A47 between A1122/Downham Road roundabout and Norwich Road roundabout.

Wednesday 7 September to Friday 16 September

 

24/7

24/7 lane 1 westbound closure

A47 between Norwich Road roundabout and A1122/Downham Road roundabout

Monday 19 September to Wednesday 28 September

 

24/7

 

Westbound

Full closure of the A47 between Norwich Road roundabout and A1122/Downham Road roundabout

 

Thursday 29 September

8pm and 6am.

Eastbound

Full closure of the A47 between A1122/Downham Road roundabout and Norwich Road roundabout

 

Friday 30 September

 

8pm and 6am.

 

Whilst the A47 is closed in either direction, traffic will be diverted via the A1122, A134, A1065 and Mangate Street / Norwich Road either side of Swaffham.

Diversion Map

Our work to renew the filter drains on the A47 east of Dereham will start Monday 11 July, lasting 4 weeks, with working hours of 8pm to 6am. This will be carried out under westbound single lane closures, with the occasional eastbound single lane closure.

We will be carrying out essential bridge maintenance work on the A605 Oundle Road overbridge. Work will include waterproofing, replacement of joints, parapets, and drainage works.

Pre-works surveys

The main bridge works are expected to start in September. Before we start the main works, we need to carry out some surveys to the structure.

To allow us to carry out the surveys safely we will need to close the Oundle Road overbridge overnight between 8pm and 6am from Sunday 14 August to Wednesday 31 August.

Whilst the road is closed, eastbound traffic will be diverted via the A1 northbound to Wansford and return southbound on the A1 to re-join Oundle Road via the exit slip. (Map 1)

Westbound traffic will be diverted via the A1 southbound to junction 17 and use Fletton Park Interchange to re-join the A1 northbound and re-join Oundle Road via the exit slip. (Map 2)

Main works

The main bridge works are due to start in September, we will update this page with the closure details as soon as we can.

Map 1

Map 2

We are renewing road markings and studs, repairing joint, resurfacing the carriageway, upgrading traffic signs, clearing vegetation and completing general maintenance. Once complete, drivers will benefit from a safer, smoother and a better-defined road surface.

We will complete this work over 14 weeks between Monday 27 June and Friday 30 September. We will work between 10pm and 5am on weeknights only, weather conditions permitting.

Closures and Diversions

Monday 27 June to Saturday 30 July:

M1 northbound between junctions 8 and 9

  • Traffic will be diverted onto the Breakspear Way westbound, then onto the A4147 Hemel Hempstead Road, then northbound on the A5183 Dunstable Road to join the M1 northbound Junction 9

Monday 1 to Saturday 30 August:

M1 southbound between junctions 9 and 8

  • Traffic will be diverted onto the onto the A5183 Dunstable, then onto A4147 Hemel Hempstead Road, then westbound on A414 Breakspear Way to M1 Southbound at Junction 8.

Tuesday 30 August to Saturday 17 September:

Junction 9 southbound exit slip road

  • Continue south on the M1, exit at J8 and head west on the A414, going round Breakspear way roundabout, return east on the A414, re-joining the M1 at J8 and then head north on the M1 to exit at J9.

Monday 19 to Friday 30 September:

A414 Park Street roundabout westbound to M1 junction 8 exit slip road

  • Motorway: Westbound traffic travelling from Park Street roundabout to M1 junction 8 exit slip onto A414 will be diverted southbound on North Orbital Road to M1 counter-clockwise at M1 junction 21A to join the A41 northbound to Two Waters Road northbound then to A414 St Albans Road eastbound to A414 Breakspear Way.
  • Non-motorway: Westbound traffic travelling from Park Street roundabout to M1 junction 8 exit slip onto A414 will be diverted onto Watling Street, St Stephens Hills A5183 northbound and westbound onto the A4147 to join A414 Breakspear Way

M1 Junction 8-9 diversion map

A414 Park Street closure diversion map (motorway traffic)

A414 Park Street closure diversion map (non-motorway traffic)

 

Part funded by National Highways, Essex County Council have created a new junction on the M11 to ease congestion and support economic and housing growth in Harlow and the surrounding area. The scheme opened ahead of schedule in June 2022. More information can be found on Essex County Council’s website.

We are improving the road surface with a new, skid resistant surface to improve safety at various locations.

Tuesday 16 to Thursday 18 August
  • A421 eastbound exit slip road onto A6 closed between 8pm and 5am
  • Bedford Borough Council will also be carrying out resurfacing work at the A6 interchange starting on Monday 15 August for 6 weeks. For more information on this work please contact them directly at Helpdesk@bedford.gov.uk
Tuesday 23 August
  • A5 southbound entry slip road closed at the Milton Keynes Redmoor roundabout between 8pm and 5am
Thursday 8 and Friday 9 September
  • A428 entry slip road onto the A1 closed near St Neots between 11pm and 5am

Diversions

A421

A5

A428

 

Documents

Traffic information

Information about scheduled roadworks and events on our motorways and major roads.

Sign up for updates!

Sign up for details of roadworks in this region.

Feedback