Endurance Legends 4H: Road Closures May 11-13

Posted: 4th May 2018

Northbound and Southbound M1 Closed from Friday night to Sunday 3pm – Diversion via A453 which runs passed the circuit – Allow extra time!

There will be road closures on both carriageways of the M1 around junction 23a over the weekend when the Endurance Legends classic endurance race is taking place. A diversion will be in place which will direct all traffic past the main circuit access, adding to the traffic problems.

We suggest allowing extra time to get there if you are travelling to the circuit on Saturday or Sunday, although the road closures should be lifted before the race finishes, easing journeys home for spectators.

Below is the official statement on the closures:

The scheme will see a new crossing installed south of existing Ashby Road bridge, as part of infrastructure work being carried out as park of the development of the Segro Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway - a massive new distribution hub that is being built close to East Midlands Airport.

To allow the work to take place, the southbound carriageway will close at 10pm on Friday, May 11.

The northbound carriageway will shut at midnight. Both carriageways will reopen at 3pm on Sunday, May 13.

A diversion, using the A453 Ashby Road, will be in place in both directions.

As well as the installation of the bridge, Highways England will be using the closure of the M1as an opportunity to carry out essential bridge waterproofing south of J23A.

Words: Martin Gelder, Image: Google Maps