M1 motorway to be closed overnight

The M1 will be closed overnight this week.

The M1 will be closed overnight this week.

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Motorists face delays as works to upgrade the M1 to a 'smart motorway' draws to an end.

The £120m Highways England project aims to reduce congestion and increase capacity between junction 39 at Durkar and junction 42 at Lofthouse.

As part of the scheme the motorway will be closed in both directions between junction 39 at Durkar and junction 40 at Ossett on Sunday, November 22 from 8pm until 6am.

The northbound carriageway will be closed on Tuesday, November 24 between junction 40 at Ossett and junction 41 at Carr Gate.

It will also be closed on Wednesday, November 25 between junction 41 at Carr Gate and junction 42 at Lofthouse.

For more information and full details of closures visit http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/m1-junctions-39-42/