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M1 closes for speed camera testing

02/06/2011

The M1 will be closed during the early hours of three Sundays this month to allow Hertfordshire Police to carry out calibration testing of the speed enforcement cameras on the Controlled Motorway section between junctions 6a and 10.

A-one+ clears-up after M1 crash

25/08/2011

Highways Agency contractor A-one+ raced to clear-up and reopen the M1 last week after a lorry shed its load of 25 tonnes of gravel.

M1 bridge will cost £5m to repair after fire

15/09/2011

Repairs to the fire damaged M1 Deans Brook Viaduct will cost maintenance consortium Connect Plus £5m.

Digger horror on M1 widening job

26/01/2012

A worker suffered severe injuries when his excavator struck a bridge on the M1 motorway in the East Midlands.

M1 resurfacing starts this month

12/04/2012

A £214,000 Highways Agency resurfacing project along the southbound M1 around Sheffield in South Yorkshire will get underway at the end of the month.

Bids wanted for £15m M1 upgrade

13/08/2012

Luton Borough Council has issued a pre-tender notice for a £15m project to improve a key junction on the M1.

Tinsley Link road job goes to Carillion

29/08/2013

Carillion has been awarded the Tinsley Link road job after seeing its £11 million bid accepted by Sheffield Council.

Vehicle restraint system improves road worker safety

01/10/2013

Initial trials of a vehicle restraint system on the M1 have helped improve the safety of road workers.

bmJV starts work on M1 smart motorway project

12/11/2013

Work on the M1 smart motorway scheme has started ahead of schedule.

Skanska to start work on M1 Junction 19

11/12/2013

Roads Minister Robert Goodwill has approved a £190 million project that will see Skanska start work on the M1 junction improvement scheme in January 2014.  

Stretch of M1 could get 60mph limit

07/01/2014

The Highways Agency is consulting on a proposal to implement a speed limit of 60mph on a stretch of the M1.  

Cameron and Osborne visit M1 improvement project

23/04/2014

Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne visited Skanska’s M1 Junction 19 improvement project yesterday (22 April).

A5-M1 link road work to start

01/05/2014

Work will get underway this month on the A5-M1 link road improvement scheme.

Professional Concrete awarded contract to supply Skanska

14/05/2014

Professional Concrete Pumping (formerly Pochins) has been awarded a two-year sole supplier contract for Skanska which will include work on the £191 million M1 junction 19 improvement project.

Green light for new smart motorways

08/07/2014

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has approved three new smart motorway schemes on the M1 and M3, but has rejected proposals to limit speeds to 60mph between 7am and 7pm seven days a week .

£2.6m pinch point improvement project to start on M1

22/07/2014

New signals and variable message signs are being introduced on the M1 as part of a £2.6 million Highways Agency pinch point improvement project.

M1 revealed as worst spot for tailgating

24/07/2014

The M1 near Leeds has been revealed as the country’s leading tailgating hotspot.

M1 barrier upgrade awarded to bmJV

31/07/2014

Joint venture bmJV, consisting of BAM Nuttall and Morgan Sindall, has been awarded a £35 million barrier renewal works package on the M1.

MVIS develops journey time solution for M1

05/08/2014

Mobile Visual Information Systems (MVIS) has developed a temporary journey time solution (JTS) that has been in constant use throughout the installation of a smart motorway on the M1.

Costain introduces improved excavator safety on M1 project

08/12/2014

Costain has introduced a new way to improve excavator safety whilst working on the M1 J28-31 smart motorway project.

Gantry installation programme to start on M1

15/01/2015

A major gantry installation programme on the M1 in West Yorkshire will start at the end of this month (January).

Work on A5-M1 link road starts

16/03/2015

Construction work on the £162.1 million A5-M1 link road has started.

Balfour Beatty awarded £9.3m road bridge scheme

31/03/2015

Balfour Beatty will build a new road bridge over the M1 for Leicestershire County Council through the Midlands Highways Alliance Framework.

Crown wins M1 contract

07/04/2015

Crown International has secured a contract to supply roadside poles for a stretch of smart motorway on the M1.

Government forging ahead with northern transport strategy

01/06/2015

The government has confirmed that it will spend £13 billion on transforming transport in the north – including making major improvements to the A1, M62, M1 and A555 and looking at building a road tunnel under the Peak District.

Work to start on new M1 junction

11/06/2015

Construction of a new junction on the M1 near Dunstable in Bedfordshire will start next Wednesday (17 June).

Roads Minister opens new M1 road link

17/07/2015

Roads Minister Andrew Jones has officially opened a new road link on the M1.

Two die in M1 crash

12/10/2015

Two men have died in a crash on the M1 this morning (Monday 12 October) after a car was reported to have travelled the wrong way down the motorway.

First phase of Wakefield smart motorway to go live

25/11/2015

Drivers will be able to use an extra lane on a section of the M1 near Wakefield ahead of a new smart motorway going live next month.

Great crested newts found on M1

10/12/2015

Large numbers of great crested newts have been found on the M1 smart motorway scheme.

Final phase of £120m smart motorway goes live

01/02/2016

The final phase of a new £120 million smart motorway has gone live on the M1 near Wakefield.    

Bridge beams to be lifted into place over M1

14/03/2016

Thirty-eight giant steel bridge beams will be lifted into place over the M1 near Dunstable during March and April as part of a £162 million road project to boost Bedfordshire’s economy.

Smart motorway goes live on M1

04/04/2016

The final phase of a £205 million upgrade of the M1 to a smart motorway between the East Midlands and South Yorkshire has gone live.

Video shows work to create new M1 bridges

20/05/2016

A timelapse video showing giant steel beams being lifted into place over the M1 near Dunstable has been released by Highways England.

Bridges to be demolished as part of A5-M1 Link scheme

02/09/2016

Two bridges over the M1 near Dunstable will be demolished this month as Highways England progresses with work on the £162 million A5-M1 Link scheme.

New project manager for McCann

27/09/2016

Leading construction firm McCann has appointed Andy Cunnington as project manager to work on the M1 smart motorway upgrade.

Highways England to start £373m smart motorway scheme

12/07/2018

A £373m scheme to upgrade a 23-mile section of the M1 to an all lane running smart motorway is to start next month.

Highways England 'ready' for drone threat

11/02/2019

Highways England has insisted that it has robust processes to deal with individuals deliberately disrupting the strategic road network (SRN) and other unplanned events following the Gatwick drone incident.

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