Traffic diversions for M1 closure

Closure of the M1 in South Yorkshire during the Bank Holiday demolition of the Tinsley cooling towers has prompted a Highways Agency traffic-diversion warning.

It is advising people taking road trips to plan their journeys and follow the clearly signed diversion routes on Saturday and Sunday, August 23 and 24, between junctions 32 and 35.

Diversions will include northbound from J32 via the M18 and M62 to J42, and the reverse southbound; northbound local traffic from J32 and J33 via the M18, A630 West Bawtry Road and A629 New Wortley Road to J35.

Southbound local traffic will be diverted from J35 via the A629 Upper Wortley Road, the A630 Centenary Way, West Bawtry Road and the A630 Rotherway to J33.

The M1 north and south of Tinsley Viaduct will reopen for local traffic to be diverted between the viaducts northern and southern roundabouts at Junction 34 via the A6109 Meadowhall Road, Meadowhall Way and the A6178 Sheffield Road on the Sheffield (west) side of the viaduct.

To the east of the viaduct, (Rotherham side) traffic will be diverted via the A6109 Meadowbank Road, A629 New Wortley Road, A630 Centenary Way and A6178 Sheffield Road.

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