A1(M) bridge to close overnight for nine nights

Lower Hatfield Lane has been closed due to water on the road this morning (Monday)

Lower Hatfield Lane has been closed due to water on the road this morning (Monday) - Credit: Archant

Roadworks on the A1(M) will close a section of the dual carriage from tonight (Monday) for nine days when essential work is carried out overnight.

Maintenance will be carried out on the A414/A6129 bridge at Junction 4 (Oldings Corner) from today for until December 18.

Joints on the structure will be replaced closing the road from 10pm to 5.30am.

A diversion will be in place for drivers.

Stephen Hall, Highways Agency Project Sponsor said: “These joints allow the bridge to adapt to changes in temperature without causing damage to the road surface.

“Once completed the bridge will continue to provide safe journeys over the A1(M).

“We have planned the work to minimise disruption and that is why we will be carrying out the maintenance work overnight, when traffic flows are at their lowest.”