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

Roadworks and Events for England

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Location : The M18 northbound exit slip at junction J4 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 29 February 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 8:08 pm
Location : The M18 northbound at junction J2 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 29 February 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 8:08 pm
Location : The M18 northbound between junctions J2 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 29 February 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 8:08 pm
Location : The M18 northbound entry slip at junction J3 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 29 February 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 8:08 pm
Location : The M18 northbound entry slip at junction J2 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 29 February 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 8:08 pm
Location : The M18 northbound between junctions J3 and J4 . Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 29 February 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 8:07 pm
Location : The M180 eastbound between the M18 and junction J2 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 29 February 2020 to 09:30 on 2 March 2020. Schedule : From 15:30 on 2 March 2020 to 20:00 on 2 March 2020. Schedule : From 06:00 on 3 March 2020 to 09:30 on 3 March 2020. Schedule : From 15:30 on 3 March 2020 to 20:00 on 3 March 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 8:04 pm
Location : The M180 westbound between junction J2 and the M18 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 29 February 2020 to 09:30 on 2 March 2020. Schedule : From 15:30 on 2 March 2020 to 20:00 on 2 March 2020. Schedule : From 06:00 on 3 March 2020 to 09:30 on 3 March 2020. Schedule : From 15:30 on 3 March 2020 to 20:00 on 3 March 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 8:04 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J35 and J36 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:59 on 28 February 2020 to 06:00 on 29 February 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 February 2020 to 06:00 on 1 March 2020. Schedule : From 22:00 on 1 March 2020 to 06:00 on 2 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 5:14 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J35 and J38 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:59 on 28 February 2020 to 06:00 on 29 February 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 February 2020 to 06:00 on 1 March 2020. Schedule : From 22:00 on 1 March 2020 to 06:00 on 2 March 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 5:14 pm
Location : The A1M northbound exit slip at junction J36 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:59 on 28 February 2020 to 06:00 on 29 February 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 February 2020 to 06:00 on 1 March 2020. Schedule : From 22:00 on 1 March 2020 to 06:00 on 2 March 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 5:14 pm
Location : The A1M northbound between junctions J35 and J37 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:59 on 28 February 2020 to 06:00 on 2 March 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 5:14 pm
Location : The A1M northbound exit slip at junction J37 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:59 on 28 February 2020 to 06:00 on 29 February 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 February 2020 to 06:00 on 1 March 2020. Schedule : From 22:00 on 1 March 2020 to 06:00 on 2 March 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 5:14 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the M62 and the junction with the A638 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 28 February 2020 to 06:00 on 29 February 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 February 2020 to 06:00 on 1 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 March 2020 to 7 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 9 March 2020 to 14 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 5:14 pm
Location : The A1 southbound between the M62 and the junction with the A638 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 28 February 2020 to 06:00 on 18 March 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 5:13 pm
Location : The M180 westbound entry slip at junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 28 February 2020 to 06:00 on 29 February 2020. Schedule : From 09:30 on 2 March 2020 to 15:30 on 2 March 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 2 March 2020 to 06:00 on 3 March 2020. Schedule : From 09:30 on 3 March 2020 to 15:30 on 3 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 5:03 pm
Location : The M180 westbound between junction J2 and the M18 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 28 February 2020 to 06:00 on 29 February 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 March 2020 to 7 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 9 March 2020 to 14 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 16 March 2020 to 21 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 5:03 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 : From 22:00 on 28 February 2020 to 06:00 on 29 February 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 March 2020 to 7 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 9 March 2020 to 14 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 16 March 2020 to 21 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 5:03 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 : From 22:00 on 28 February 2020 to 06:00 on 29 February 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 March 2020 to 7 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 9 March 2020 to 14 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 16 March 2020 to 21 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 5:03 pm
Location : The M180 westbound between junction J1 and the M18 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 06:02 on 22 February 2020 to 06:00 on 21 March 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 5:03 pm
Location : The M180 eastbound between the M18 and junction J2 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 06:02 on 22 February 2020 to 06:00 on 21 March 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 5:03 pm
Location : The M18 southbound between junctions J7 and J5 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:30 from 3 March 2020 to 5 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:30 from 9 March 2020 to 13 March 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 1:52 pm
Location : The M18 northbound between junctions J5 and J7 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:30 from 3 March 2020 to 5 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:30 from 9 March 2020 to 13 March 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 1:52 pm
Location : The M18 southbound between junctions J5 and J2 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:30 from 3 March 2020 to 5 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:30 from 9 March 2020 to 13 March 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 1:52 pm
Location : The M18 northbound at junction J2 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:30 from 3 March 2020 to 5 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:30 from 9 March 2020 to 13 March 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 1:52 pm
Location : The M18 northbound between the M1 and junction J2 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:30 from 3 March 2020 to 5 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:30 from 9 March 2020 to 13 March 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 1:52 pm
Location : The M18 northbound between junctions J3 and J5 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:30 from 3 March 2020 to 5 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:30 from 9 March 2020 to 13 March 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 1:52 pm
Location : The M18 northbound between junctions J2 and J3 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:30 from 3 March 2020 to 5 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:30 from 9 March 2020 to 13 March 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 1:52 pm
Location : The M62 westbound exit slip at junction J35 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:30 from 3 March 2020 to 5 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:00 and 15:30 from 9 March 2020 to 13 March 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 1:52 pm
Location : The M18 northbound between junctions J3 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 12:10 on 20 February 2020 to 06:00 on 1 March 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The M18 northbound between junctions J4 and J5 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 February 2020 to 06:00 on 1 March 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The M18 northbound between junctions J3 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 2 March 2020 to 06:00 on 7 March 2020. Schedule : From 06:00 on 9 March 2020 to 06:00 on 14 March 2020. Schedule : From 06:00 on 16 March 2020 to 06:00 on 17 March 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The M180 westbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:30 on 5 March 2020 to 15:30 on 5 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
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 09:30 and 15:30 from 2 March 2020 to 6 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 9 March 2020 to 10 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The M18 northbound between junctions J3 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 March 2020 to 5 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The M180 eastbound between junctions J1 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:30 on 4 March 2020 to 15:30 on 4 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The M18 northbound entry slip at junction J5 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 February 2020 to 06:00 on 1 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
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 09:30 and 15:30 from 2 March 2020 to 6 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 9 March 2020 to 10 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The M180 westbound between junction J2 and the M18 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 February 2020 to 06:00 on 1 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The M18 southbound between junctions J7 and J5 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 15:30 on 29 January 2020 to 06:00 on 1 March 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The M18 northbound between junctions J2 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 12:09 on 20 February 2020 to 06:00 on 16 April 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The M18 southbound between junctions J5 and J3 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 12:30 on 20 February 2020 to 06:00 on 8 April 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The M18 northbound between junctions J3 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 2 March 2020 to 06:00 on 17 March 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
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 09:30 and 15:30 from 2 March 2020 to 6 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 9 March 2020 to 10 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The M18 southbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 2 March 2020 to 03:00 on 3 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The M18 northbound between junctions J3 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 5 March 2020 to 7 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 April 2020 to 4 April 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 6 April 2020 to 06:00 on 7 April 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 April 2020 to 06:00 on 9 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The M180 eastbound between junctions J1 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:30 on 2 March 2020 to 15:30 on 2 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The M18 southbound between junctions J7 and J5 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 February 2020 to 06:00 on 1 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The M180 westbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:30 on 3 March 2020 to 15:30 on 3 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The M18 northbound between junctions J4 and J6 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 February 2020 to 06:00 on 1 March 2020.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J34 and J35 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:30 on 2 March 2020 to 15:30 on 2 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am
Location : The M18 northbound between junctions J5 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 February 2020 to 06:00 on 1 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: February 28, 2020, 4:20 am

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