Clerk: Mrs Caroline Holgate
Hunsbury Library
Overslade Close
East Hunsbury

M1 Junction 13 – Junction 16 smart motorway, upcoming weekend closure, Friday 10 to Monday 13 June

I am writing to advise you of an upcoming weekend closure that will be taking place on the M1. The M1 northbound between junctions 15 to 15a will be closed for 56 hours from 9pm on Friday 10 June to 6am on Monday 13 June 2022. The closure will allow our engineers to resurface lanes two and three with low noise surfacing next to Collingtree village.

We will also carry out a full reconstruction of the carriageway on the junction 15 northbound entry slip and nosing area during this closure. This work is essential to tie the slip road in with the new all lane running alignment.

This is a significant piece of work, and we have to close the road fully to carry it out safely. If we are able to complete the work sooner than expected, we will re-open the road and will advise motorists and the public through social media and the electronic signs on the motorway itself.

Please note that these are provisional 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:

Drivers will be encouraged to plan ahead and to use alternative routes such as the M40, A1 or the M11 with the A14. We will also ask drivers to avoid this section of the M1 and surrounding roads if possible.

An alternative diversion route for this full weekend closure has been agreed with the local authority. Traffic will be diverted via the A45 northbound, then onto the A5076 ring road, A5123 southbound and back onto the M1 at junction 15a. Diversion routes will be clearly signed during this closure - we encourage drivers to follow these and not their own satnavs to discourage them from choosing unsuitable routes.

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

Posted: Tue, 31 May 2022 14:05 by Caroline Holgate

Tags: Highways, M1