M1 work could mean closures

PUBLISHED: 12:34 26 January 2006 | UPDATED: 20:19 03 May 2010

SECTIONS of the M1 in Herts could be closed while it is widened from three to four lanes. The widening, from the M25 to Junction 10 at Luton, is already approaching the construction stage but the Highways Agency is currently unsure for how long it would b

SECTIONS of the M1 in Herts could be closed while it is widened from three to four lanes. The widening, from the M25 to Junction 10 at Luton, is already approaching the construction stage but the Highways Agency is currently unsure for how long it would be shut for, when it would be shut and where the diversion routes would be. A spokesperson said that it could be necessary to close the motorway while the seven bridges between junction 6a and 10 were replaced to make way for the extra lane. She said: "We would build the new bridges first before taking the old ones away and it may be necessary to close the motorway while that is done. If the motorway is to be closed it would be over the weekends." A meeting was due to be held yesterday (Wednesday) where clearer plans for the schedule of work would be discussed. Currently an area at the side of the motorway is being prepared.

More news stories

16:46

Brave jumpers will splash into 2019 by bearing a freezing cold outside pool for charity.

14:36

A shop in St Albans has been named the best independent spirits business at the “Oscars of the drink industry”.

St Albans MP Anne Main has toured a number of city pubs which have been badly affected by a business rate increase.

13:13

If you fancy a good laugh, a comedy club night returns to a St Albans venue this week with a quality line-up of four stand-ups.

CountryPhile

Recently we, as a family (minus two of the kids), visited The Lodge RSPB reserve in Sandy, Bedfordshire. I had never been before, which is perhaps amiss of me as a birdwatcher as it is the headquarters of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds or RSPB and only 45 minutes drive from home.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the The Herts Advertiser e-edition E-edition
Zoo Watch CountryPhile

Newsletter Sign Up

Herts Advertiser weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read stories

Show Job Lists

Herts Most Wanted Herts Business Awards