Motorists warned of Hatfield Tunnel closure during the weekend

The Hatfield tunnel on the A1(M) will close for a period during the weekend

The Hatfield tunnel on the A1(M) will close for a period during the weekend - Credit: Archant

The Hatfield Tunnel on the A1(M) between Tesco and the Welwyn Garden City junction will temporarily close this weekend.

A Highways England spokesman said the stretch would close between 10pm on Saturday and 6am the following morning, and there would be a diversion via the A1001.

He said it was for scheduled safety checks to ensure all the response equipment was functioning.