Monday 26 January 2009 14:10
Highways Agency (East Midlands)
A1 sliproads to be closed for resurfacing at Blyth, near Worksop, Nottinghamshire
A scheme to resurface the A1/A634 northbound exit and southbound entry roads at Blyth near Worksop in Nottinghamshire will start on Friday 30 January.
The overnight work, between 8pm and 6am, will be complete on the morning of Monday 2 February. Both the northbound exit and southbound entry roads will be closed, and lane one on both carriageways will be closed while the work is taking place as both lanes will be resurfaced.
Highways Agency Project Manager Kam Khokhar said:
"This essential resurfacing work will replace the existing road surface which is now showing signs of wear. All the work is taking place overnight when traffic flows are lightest to minimise delays to motorists."
A diversion route will be in place:
All vehicles travelling northbound on the A1 will continue towards the A1 Blyth intersection and be diverted south onto the B6045 in to Blyth to rejoin the A634 where the diversion route will end.
Local traffic travelling from the A634, wishing to join the A1 southbound carriageway will continue north along the A634, join the B6045 and continue towards the A1 Blyth intersection before joining the A1 southbound where the diversion route will end.
Notes to Editors
1. The Highways Agency is an executive agency of the Department for Transport. We manage, maintain and improve England's motorways and major A roads on behalf of the Secretary of State.
2. The £130,000 scheme will be carried out by Tarmac, supervised by AMScott on behalf of the Highways Agency.
3. Real -time traffic information for England's motorways and major A roads is now available:
* From our new traffic radio service, available on DAB digital radio and the internet at http://www.trafficradio.org.uk To tune into the DAB service, simply press the "scan" button on your radio. The radio will tune into all available channels and you can select the new service by scrolling through the channels until you reach "Traffic Radio".
* On the internet at http://www.highways.gov.uk/trafficinfo
* By phone from the Highways Agency 24-hour voice activated phone service on 08700 660 115. (Calls from BT landlines to 0870 numbers will cost no more than 8p per minute; mobile calls usually cost more).
4. Before using a mobile, find a safe place to park. Never stop on the hard shoulder of a motorway except in an emergency. Make sure it's safe and legal before you call.
5. For more general information about the highways agency and its work, visit the highways agency website http://www.highways.gov.uk, or telephone the highways agency information line on 08457 50 40 30 at any time. (Calls to 0845 numbers cost no more than 3p/min from BT residential landlines. Call charges from other landlines and mobile networks may vary)
Safe driving at roadworks
The Highways Agency is working with the industry and road users to reduce the risks of working on the roads. For the safety of roadworkers and all road users, when you are approaching roadworks:
* Keep within the speed limit - it is there for your safety.
* Get into the correct lane in good time - don't keep switching.
* Concentrate on the road ahead, not the roadworks.
* Be alert for works' traffic leaving or entering roadworks.
* Keep a safe distance - there could be queues in front.
* Observe all signs - they are there to help you.
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