Catthorpe Interchange: a week of overnight closures

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THE Catthorpe Interchange will close every night during next week.

The Highways Agency is warning motorists of a series of overnight road closures of the M1 at the Catthorpe Interchange near Rugby next week.

The closures will take place nightly between Monday, October 17 and Monday, October 24, to allow for the removal of temporary steel bracings on the new viaduct over the junction.

The motorway will close Monday to Thursday from 9pm and 6am, Friday from 10pm and 8am, Saturday from 8pm and 8am and

Sunday from 10pm and 5am.

The closures will affect the whole M1 carriageway both north and southbound through junction 19, between the entry and exit slip roads.

Clearly signed diversion routes will be in place taking traffic via junction 1 of the M6 and back onto the M1.

Highways Agency project manager, Ivan Marriott said: “In order to progress the essential replacement of the Catthorpe Viaduct in the safest possible environment for both road users and the workforce, these works require full closures of the M1 carriageway. Whilst we are carrying out work overnight to reduce delays, we’d advise road users to be aware of the closures and plan their journey accordingly.”

The scheme to replace the Catthorpe Viaduct started in July 2010, and is due to be complete by Spring 2012.

For more information visit www.highways.gov.uk/roads/projects/28223.aspx or call 0300 123 5000.