THE Highways Agency will begin work to resurface the M180 Junction 1 Ings Roundabout from August 1, providing an improved road surface for drivers.
During the work it will be necessary to close the roundabout’s circulatory carriageway. In order to minimise the disruption to drivers, the work will take place overnight between 8pm and 6am, and is due to be completed by 10 August. During the closure the Agency will also be taking the opportunity to carryout routine maintenance works, including gulley emptying and sweeping.
During the closures clearly signed diversion routes will be in place. Drivers heading westbound on the M180 wishing to join the M18 northbound will be diverted south on the M18 to exit at Junction 4 and then return on the northbound carriageway. Traffic on the southbound M18 wishing to head eastbound on the M180 will not be affected. Traffic wishing to travel east on the M180 from the northbound M18 will be diverted to M18 Junction 6 and then return on the southbound carriageway to Junction 5.
Access to and from the motorway service area off Ings Roundabout will be maintained via the M18 northbound exit slip road and northbound entry slip road using the hard shoulder. Southbound traffic on the M18 will be able to access the motorway service area by continuing southbound on the M18 to Junction 4 and returning northbound to Junction 5.
Highways Agency project manager, Steve Wright, said: “This work will improve the road surface and reduce the need for further roadworks in the area. We have planned these works carefully to minimise the disruption to drivers and local residents.
“During the works we advise road users to plan their journeys to avoid delays. Safety is our top priority and for the safety of road users and roadworkers we encourage all drivers to drive carefully though the roadworks and along the diversion routes, keeping within the speed limit, and concentrating on the road ahead.”