Hatfield tunnel to close tonight

PUBLISHED: 16:06 19 February 2009 | UPDATED: 21:39 26 October 2009

HATFIELD Tunnel is set to be closed overnight tonight (Thursday). Resurfacing work on the northbound carriageway is shutting the A1(M) from 10pm until 5.30am tomorrow (Friday). The road is also set to be closed from 10pm on Friday until 7am on Saturday and

HATFIELD Tunnel is set to be closed overnight tonight (Thursday).

Resurfacing work on the northbound carriageway is shutting the A1(M) from 10pm until 5.30am tomorrow (Friday).

The road is also set to be closed from 10pm on Friday until 7am on Saturday, and from 10pm on Monday until 5.30am on Tuesday.

Diversions will be in place moving traffic onto the A1000 Comet Way, Hatfield.

Highways Agency project sponsor Arvind Patel said: "The road surface on this section of the A1(M) needs to be renewed to ensure a continuing high level of safety.

"We advise drivers to plan their journey and to check traffic conditions before they set out.

"Drivers using the A1(M) and A1001 will need to allow extra time for their journeys whilst works are undertaken.

"I would like to thank drivers and residents for their patience while we carry out these essential repairs."

The same stretch of road is also closed overnight on Saturday as routine maintenance is carried out inside the tunnel.

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