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Sheffield superspan closes M1 section overnight

Superspan gantries M60 / M62

A new gantry will see the M1 near Sheffield closed overnight on Monday 20 June.

Highways England is to upgrade an overhead gantry across northbound and southbound lanes on the M1. 

An overnight closure between junction 35 at Rotherham and junction 36 at Barnsley is scheduled to run from 9pm to 6am.

A single lane will be open for southbound traffic. 

The 47m wide, 30t gantry is being installed under a smart motorway upgrade between junction 32 and junction 35a at Stocksbridge. 

Hardshoulders on the route are also to be converted into an extra lane for traffic.

Highways England project manager Arun Sahni said: “The erection of a ‘superspan’ is a big job that calls for a night closure on the northbound carriageway, but then they’re very big structures. You really get a sense of their size when they are on the ground waiting to go up. This gantry is also close to an overhead electric cable which is why we need to close the carriageway, so it’s important for people who use the motorway at night to plan their journeys.”

 

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