From 10pm on Friday, May 11, to Sunday, May 13, at 3pm the section of the M1 between Junction 23A and Junction 24 will be closed to all traffic.
This is to enable two separate projects of work to happen.
The Kegworth Bypass bridge will be launched over the motorway, south of Ashby Road Bridge, as part of a major infrastructure construction development at SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway.
Separately – and in order to avoid another full closure of the motorway – Highways England will be taking the opportunity to carry out essential bridge waterproofing works south of J23A.
There will be a traffic diversion route along the A453 for the entire time.
As the M1 is one of the UK’s busiest motorways, we expect significant congestion and delays along this diversion route and the Motorway. Therefore we advise drivers avoid this area if possible and allow for extra time for their journey – in particular if travelling to East Midlands Airport.