Improvements to the motorway network around Rugby to be made by the Highways Agency

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THE Highways Agency has said it will be improving the safety of the M1 and M6 around Rugby.

Motorists will benefit from safer driving conditions as a result of forthcoming road marking, stud renewal and minor repair works on the northbound and southbound carriageways on the M1 between junctions 18 and 20.

Work is due to start on March 19 and is due to finish by March 26. All work will take place overnight from 8pm and 6am to minimise disruption for road users.

During the works, there will be lane restrictions and reduced speed limits in operation and exist and entry slip roads at junctions 18 and 20 will be closed. Diversions will be clearly signposted.

Road marking and stud renewal works will also be carried out on the north and southbound carriageways of the M6 from junction 1 to Catthorpe junction at Junction 19 of the M1.

Work is due to start on Monday 11 March and is due to finish by 18 March. All work will take place overnight from 10pm and 5am to minimise disruption for road users.

During the works, the southbound carriageway of the M6 between junction 1 and Junction 19 of the M1 will be closed overnight from 11 March to 13 March and the northbound carriageway will be closed from 14 March to 18 March. Diversion routes will be clearly signposted.

Mark Braithwaite, Highways Agency project manager, said: “This essential work will improve driving conditions for motorists.

“The work has been carefully planned to keep disruption to a minimum, and so is being carried out overnight, when traffic flows are lowest. We do advise drivers however to check conditions and leave extra time for their journeys if necessary.”

For more information, motorists can contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.