M18 junction 1 to junction 7

Work to resurface sections of the M18 at various locations between junctions 1 and 7 to provide a smoother surface and a safer journey for all road users. Other work includes new road markings, replacing road studs and replacing traffic technology loops.

Region:  North East
Start date:   8 July 2019
Cost:  £4.1 million
Status:  CURRENT
Type:  Improvement Scheme
End date:  July 2020
Programme:  

Progress report

We’re continuing a programme of maintenance and renewal work along the M18 that we started last year.

To date we’ve:

  • renewed barriers on the slip road at junction 4 and 5
  • resurfaced at junctions 3 and 4 and Ings roundabout
  • replaced safety fencing between junctions 5 and 7
  • renewed existing and installed new verge safety barrier on the M1/M18 southbound link road
  • replaced the joints on Wadworth Bridge

What's next?

In February we’ll start work replacing the joints on Loversall Bridge located between junctions 3 and 4. Expansion joints help bridges move under the stresses and strains of traffic and during changes in temperature. This work will also include resurfacing and last for around one month.

We’ll need four overnight closures at the start of the scheme for resurfacing with diversions via A6812 / A18 / A630 northbound and in reverse southbound. The rest of the scheme we’ll use hard shoulder or lane two closures overnight between 8pm and 6am to reduce the number of full closures. A 50mph advisory speed limit will be in place.

In March, we’ll start working on the link roads between the M1 and M18; replacing 1,355 metres of safety barrier, renewing traffic signs and installing 480 of new drains and gullies to help improve safety in flooding hotspots.

We’re carrying out drainage repairs in the hard shoulder and carriageway to clear out, reline and replace sections of gullies and pipes, again to improve safety and prevent flooding between junctions 2 and 3.

This will require:

  • Weeknight full closures of the M18 to M1 northbound and M1 southbound to M18 northbound link roads for the barrier replacement work
  • The drainage work on the link roads will be carried out under full weekend closures on the M18 to M1 northbound link road. For the M18 to M1 southbound we’ll use lane 1 closures and a full closure at both the start and end of that section of work

The M18 junctions 2 and 3 drainage work will start and end with a full closure in each direction, separately, so we can install temporary barriers. The work will take place overnight with separate lane 1 and lane 2 closures. We’ll also need to close the M18 junction 3 entry southbound slip road over the weekend to carry out some excavation work.

All overnight closures will be between 8pm and 6am and any weekend closures will run from 8pm on Friday to 6am on Monday.

We expect this work to take around four months.

Timeline

Date Event
Mid-October 2019 First phase of barrier, resurfacing and road stud work begins
November 2019 Bridge work begins
December 2019 Work completed
February 2020 Bridge work at Loversall bridge begins
March 2020 Bridge work completed
March 2020 Work starts on the link roads
July 2020 Work completed

Why we need this scheme

We're planning a range of improvements along this route as part of our multi-million investment in Yorkshire and the Humber. This includes renewing existing safety barriers, installing some sections of new barrier, replacing signage, resurfacing, and drainage work to create safer journeys with increased visibility for road users.

We're also replacing the existing bridge joints to strengthen Wadworth and Loversall bridges.

This follows our £2 million investment carried out between July and September 2019 to resurface sections of the 26-mile motorway, renew road markings and reflective road studs.

Aims

The aims of this scheme are to provide:

  • drivers with a safer journey
  • increase visibility

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Planned roadworks

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Location : The M180 westbound between junction J3 and the M18 . Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:30 from 10 August 2020 to 14 August 2020.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 2:30 pm
Location : The M180 eastbound between the M18 and junction J3 . Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:30 from 10 August 2020 to 14 August 2020.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 2:30 pm
Location : The A1M northbound at junction J38 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 10 August 2020 to 06:00 on 11 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 5:04 am
Location : The A1 northbound entry slip from the A638 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 5:04 am
Location : The A1 northbound at the junction with the A638 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 10 August 2020 to 06:00 on 11 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 5:04 am
Location : The A1 northbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 10 August 2020 to 06:00 on 11 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 5:04 am
Location : The A1 northbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 10 August 2020 to 06:00 on 11 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 5:04 am
Location : The A1 northbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 10 August 2020 to 06:00 on 11 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 5:04 am
Location : The A1 northbound between the A638 and the junction with the A639 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 10 August 2020 to 06:00 on 11 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 5:02 am
Location : The A1M northbound at junction J38 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:03 on 5 August 2020 to 06:00 on 11 August 2020.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 7:03 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J34 and J35 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:30 on 12 August 2020 to 15:30 on 12 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 8:42 am
Location : The A1M southbound entry slip at junction J35 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 12 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 5:03 am
Location : The M180 eastbound between the M18 and junction J2 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 11 August 2020 to 06:00 on 13 August 2020.
Posted: August 4, 2020, 7:13 pm
Location : The M180 eastbound between the M18 and junction J2 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 11 August 2020 to 13 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 4, 2020, 7:13 pm
Location : The M180 eastbound between the M18 and junction J2 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 11 August 2020 to 13 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 4, 2020, 7:13 pm
Location : The M180 westbound between junction J2 and the M18 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 11 August 2020 to 13 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 4, 2020, 7:13 pm
Location : The M18 northbound between junctions J5 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 11 August 2020 to 14 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 4, 2020, 7:12 pm

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