Three months of overnight closures on A1(M)

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Motorists face delays when a three-month project to resurface the A1(M) gets underway next week.

Highways England will start the scheme between junction 45 and 42 near Boston Spa on Monday, July 6.

There will be various overnight closures in place while the works are carried out.

Daniel Edwards, Highways England project manager, said: “This resurfacing work will replace the worn out carriageway making the road safer and smoother to travel along. Additionally, we will be white lining this section of the A1(M) southbound between junctions 45 and 42 which will help to improve safety.

“We realise this will cause some disruption to motorists as we will have a temporary 50mph speed limit on the link road connecting the A64 westbound carriageway with the A1(M) southbound carriageway at Bramham crossroads, and the A1(M) southbound carriageway from Paradise Farm overbridge to Hook Moor interchange whilst we carry out the work.

“To minimise disruption to drivers we will carry out general maintenance at the same time. We would ask drivers to drive carefully and follow the clearly signed diversion routes for the duration of this work.”

Closures, which will all be in place from 8pm until 6am, include:

- The southbound A1(M) from junction 45 (Boston Spa) to junction 44 (Bramham crossroads) will be closed from July 6 to 28.

- The A64 westbound carriageway where it meets the A1(M) at Bramham crossroads (A1(M) junction 44) will be closed between July 28 and September 4.

- The southbound A1(M) carriageway from junction 43 at Hook Moor Interchange to junction 42 at Selby Fork will be closed from August 18 to September 4.

- The M1 southbound carriageway from junction 48 at Hook Moor Interchange to junction 47 at Parlington and the southbound M1 exit slip road at junction 47 will be closed between September 22 and 26.

- The southbound A1(M) exit and entry slip roads and northbound entry slip road at junction 44 will be closed from September 28 to October 10.