M1 J39-42 Smart Motorway

Scheme outline

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This scheme replaces an earlier proposal to widen this section of M1 to full dual four-lane standard, which was withdrawn in favour of a series of Smart Motorway projects from Chesterfield to Leeds.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.

Timescale
2013-2015
Cost
£
120m
Status
Completed
Type
Other upgrade
under motorway restrictions
Highway authority
Funding
Central Government

Progress

This scheme has been completed and CBRD is no longer accepting progress updates.
16 January 2011

Work to upgrade the section between J39-42 to dynamic hard-shoulder running is expected to start in 2012.

1 February 2016

Completion of the upgrade was announced today.

More information

Routes

With thanks to Geoff Dobson, XC70, Philip Fisher and Michael Pritchard for information on this page.