M1 scheme set to reduce queues in South Yorkshire

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A scheme to reduce congestion and reduce journey times on the M1 in South Yorkshire has been completed.

The Highways Agency spent £2 million at junction 33 - Catcliffe - on the ‘pinch point scheme’.

It has involved widening the southbound exit slip road and roundabout to build on the previous year’s widening of the northbound exit slip road, helping to ease congestion, reduce delays and prevent motorists queuing back on to the M1 southbound carriageway.

To ensure the scheme ware completed with as little disruption to drivers as possible, most of the work took place at night.

A similar scheme was carried out at junction 40 at the same time.

Highways Agency, Service Delivery Team Leader, Roger Wantling, said: “Drivers will now experience a reduction in congestion and delays around these two important junctions.

“The work should also improve road safety and contribute to a reduction in accidents in the areas.

“We would like to thank drivers for their patience while the work was being carried out.”

The schemes form part of a £550 million investment in the region’s roads infrastructure.