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M1 junction 23 and A512 improvement scheme

Improvements to A512 and M1 Junction 23 are now under way. Due to take eighteen months to complete, the second stage of the project will include improvements to support future development and traffic growth between Loughborough and Shepshed.

The scheme which is being funded by developers with an additional £5 million from Highways England and £12 million from the Leicester, Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership Limited (LLEP) involves: 

  • improvements to three junctions along the A512 near Shepshed
  • improvements to the M1 Junction 23; and
  • upgrading the single carriageway to dual carriageway between Junction 23 and Snells Nook Lane, Loughborough 

Schedule of work 

Morgan Sindall are delivering the scheme on behalf of the county council. See below for schedule of works or road closures due to take place (subject to weather conditions).

All of the below closures will take place bewteen 8pm and 6am.

  • 18 February: Full closure of the western quadrant of J23 and full inside roundabout lane closure J23.
  • 19 February: Full closure of A512 Ashby Road, Shepshed, east bound and full inside lane roundabout closure J23.
  • 20 February: Full closure of J23 northbound entry slip and full outside lane roundabout closure J23.
  • 21 February: Full closure of J23 southbound exit slip and full outside lane roundabout closure J23.
  • 24 February: Full closure of Ashby Road, Loughborough, east bound only and full outside lane roundabout closure.
  • 25 February: Full closure of J23 east quadrant and full outside lane roundabout closure.
  • 26 February: Full closure of J23 southbound entry slip and full outside lane roundabout closure.
  • 27 and 28 February: Two-way traffic lights at Highways England Compound on Ashby Road, Shepshed, and outside lane roundabout closure J23. 


    17/9/19 - Overnight closures planned for A512

    30/8/19 - Night closures to support M1 junction improvements

    09/8/19 - Further night closures planned for M1/J23 and A512 improvement scheme

    01/8/19 - Improvements to A512 and motorway junction to start

    14/6/19 - Further clearance works to continue on £25m highways scheme

    Supporting documents 

    Iveshead road, Charnwood road, A512 junction drawing  Opens new window

    M1 junction 23 drawing  Opens new window

    Charnwood quarry junction drawing  Opens new window

    Ingleberry road, Leicester road, A512 junction  Opens new window

    West of Loughborough sustainable urban extenstion and the Loughborough University and Enterprise Park roundabout  Opens new window


    Beth Miles is the dedicated public liaison for Morgan Sindall and the county council. She can be contacted by calling 07779 417695 or email 

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