Watch out for M181 lane closure near Scunthorpe
Work to improve safety on the M181 near Scunthorpe will begin next week.
Two miles of steel central reservation barrier will be replaced.
The work, which starts on Monday, January 14, will involve a 50mph speed limit and a lane closure in both directions, 24 hours a day. There will be some overnight full closures of the motorway to install or remove traffic management, at which times clearly signed diversion routes will be in place.
Highways Agency project manager, Steven Wright, said: “This barrier replacement scheme will increase safety on the M181 in North Lincolnshire. As well as replacing the steel barrier we will also be installing concrete barriers to protect bridge piers. During the work a 50mph speed limit will be in place to ensure the safety of road users and our workforce.
“We advise road users to plan their journeys to avoid delays. Safety is our top priority and for the safety of road users and road workers we encourage all drivers to drive carefully past the work, keeping within the speed limit, and concentrating on the road ahead.”
The speed limit between Midmoor and Frodingham will be reduced to 50mph, 24hrs a day, from 14 January until 22 March.
"Lane two will be closed in both carriageways, leaving one lane available for traffic in each direction."
The majority of the work will be carried out during the day, however it will be necessary to fully close the motorway overnight between 8pm and 6am on occasions to install or remove traffic management.
During the closures, clearly signed diversion routes will be in place.