Motorway chaos for Isle drivers

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Motorists around Epworth can expect disruption throughout August, due to planned resurfacing work on the M180.

The Highways Agency will be closing sections of the M180 spanning 13 miles of the motorway, including junction two at Epworth, over a number of days and nights.

The work being carried out is essential carriageway maintenance and safety improvement.

Highways Agency project manager Steven Wright said: “We acknowledge that closing the M180 for long periods will be disruptive to drivers and residents.”

He added: “However, we have planned the work to minimise the disruption while maximising the amount of work taking place.”

“If we were to carry out the planned work during night time closures only, the resurfacing work would take a number of months to complete. This will mean we should not have to carry out further construction work in this area for a long time.”

The repairs will be in seven phases, with no activity over the August bank holiday weekend.

Work will take place at the Epworth junction between August 4 to 6 – on the eastbound M180 between junction 1 and junction 2.

The work will begin at 6am and one lane will be closed during the day until 8pm on August 4.

After 8pm the eastbound carriageway will be closed until 6am on 6 August.

During the closures 1.6 miles of the eastbound concrete carriageway will be resurfaced and repairs will be made to the carriageway movement joints.

Road markings, road studs and traffic monitoring loops will also be replaced.

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