Catthorpe Interchange motorway closure reminder

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CATTHORPE Inerchange on the M1 near Rugby will closed tonight (Wednesday).

Junction 19 will also be closed on Wednesday next week as the Highways Agency continues its work to replace the Catthorpe Viaduct, which carries the M6 southbound over the M1.

The motorway will be closed in both direcion tonight from 9pm to 5am to allow for construction of the bridge deck.

The second closure to allow for a new contraflow to be installed will occur between 9pm and 6am on the evening of Wednesday, 28 September.

Both 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.

Further closures will also take place in October with dates to be confirmed.

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. Up to date travel information can also be accessed by calling the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000, or by following @HAtraffic_emids on Twitter.