Upgrade of the M1 between junctions 39 (Durkar) and 42 (Lofthouse) to Smart Motorway. Equipment will be installed to provide variable speed limits and emergency refuge areas along the full length of the road, and hard shoulder running will be possible to provide extra capacity at times of congestion.
This scheme replaces an earlier proposal to widen this section of M1 to full dual four-lane standard, which was withdrawn in favour of a series of Smart Motorway projects from Chesterfield to Leeds.
This scheme was completed in and we're no longer accepting updates or changes to this page.
This scheme is part of the Smart Motorways programme of works.
Work to upgrade the section between J39-42 to dynamic hard-shoulder running is expected to start in 2012.
Completion of the upgrade was announced today.
With thanks to Geoff Dobson, XC70, Philip Fisher and Michael Pritchard for information on this page.