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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.

To stay in line with Construction leadership Council (CLC) Site Operating Procedures for COVID-19 we have suspended work on the Leicester Road junction until further notice. We will continue to carry out earthwork, drainage and ducting work on the M1 J23 East and West areas of the project.

For further updates on the scheme subscribe to the newsletter by emailing: A512improvements@morgansindall.com

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

Bus stop changes

From Monday 15 June a bus stop will be temporarily moving as part of planned works. 

  • The bus stop on the A512, opposite Ingleberry Road, will move to Leicester Road, at the Holt Rise junction.Opens new window

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).

There will be the following closures in 2021:

  • lane closure on the M1 J23 Southbound exit slip
  • full closure of the M1 J23 Southbound entry slip
  • full closure of the Northbound exit slip and entry slip
  • full closure of the A512 West towards Shepshed from the M1 J23 roundabout to Leicester Road Junction
  • closure of the A512 Loughborough heading westbound only, from Snell’s Nook Lane to the M1 

on these dates:

Monday 4 January – Friday 8 January (8pm - 6am)
Monday 11 January – Friday 15 January  (8pm - 6am)
Monday 18 January – Friday 22 January  (8pm - 6am)
Monday 25 January – Friday 29 January  (8pm - 6am)

We will also have a full closure of the M1 J23 Northbound exit slip with a lane one closure on the M1 main line which will run 24 hours from Friday 15 January (10pm) to Monday the 18 January (6am).

From Monday 1 February – Monday 15 February:

  • Temporary traffic lights at Leicester Road Junction Monday to Friday (8am - 4pm)
  • There will be a partial road closure of the A512 Westbound from Ingleberry Road to the M1 J23 Roundabout (8pm - 6am)
  • There will be a partial road closure of the A512 Eastbound from M1 J23 Roundabout to Snell’s Nook Lane (8pm - 6am)
  • There will be a full closure of the M1 J23 Northbound entry slip (8pm - 6am)

Throughout February there will be daytime off peak temporary traffic lights at Leicester Road Junction Monday – Friday from 08:00 – 16:00 and Monday - Friday 8pm to 6am:

  • There will be a partial road closure of the A512 West (Eastbound ONLY) from Ingleberry Road to the M1 J23 roundabout 
  • There will be a partial road closure of the A512 East (Eastbound ONLY) from the M1 J23 roundabout to Snell’s Nook Lane 
  • There will be a full closure of the M1 J23 roundabout Northbound entry slip and Southbound Exit Slip 

From Friday 26 February 8pm – Monday 1 March 6am

  • Full closure of J23 Southbound exit slip road
  • Lane 1 closure M1 Southbound at J23
  • There will be a full closure of the M1 J23 Southbound exit slip 
  • There will be a lane one closure on the M1 J23 Southbound Main carriageway 

A512 eastern arm diversion route  Opens new window

A512 eastern arm diversion route 2  Opens new window

A512 eastern arm diversion route 3  Opens new windowThere will also be a full closure of the A512 in both direction between the M1 J23 roundabout and Snells Nook Lane. qOpens new window

    Iveshead Road diversion route  Opens new window

    A512 north quadrant diversion route  Opens new window

    M1 J23 southbound exit slip diversion route  Opens new window

    A512 western arm eastbound diversion route  Opens new window

    News 

    21/12/20 - January 2021 closures  Opens new window

    30/10/19 - Temporary traffic lights and road closure 

    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 Opens new window

    Charnwood Junction Closure - Diversion route 

    Charnwood Junction closure - Ashby Road East closure 1/2 

    Charnwood Junction closure - Ashby Road East closure 2/2 

    Charnwood Junction closure - Ashby Road West closure 1/2 

    Charnwood Junction closure - Ashby Road West closure 2/2 

    November 2020 road closure map  Opens new window

    November 2020 diversion route map  Opens new window

    A512 Ashby Road, Charnwood Road, Iveshead Road junction, Shepshed  Opens new window

    A512 Ashby Road, Leicester Road, Ingleberry Road junction, Shepshed  Opens new window

    A512 Ashby Road to the west of junction 23, Shepshed  Opens new window

    Ashby Road to the east of junction 23, Loughborough Opens new window

    Ashby Road to the east of junction 23, Loughborough (continued)  Opens new window

    Contact

    Beth Miles is the dedicated public liaison for Morgan Sindall and the county council. She can be contacted by calling 07779 417695 or email A512improvements@morgansindall.com 

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