Advance warning of M1 weekend closure
Central Bedfordshire Council and the Highways Agency are giving road users advance warning of a 16-hour weekend closure of the M1 between Junctions 11 (Luton north) and 13 (A421, Bedford) while a bridge over Junction 12 is demolished.
The road will be closed from 8pm on June 30 until 12pm on July 1, and motorists are advised to plan ahead, leave plenty of time and use an alternative route if they can.
The 1400-tonne reinforced concrete bridge, which carries the old A5120 over the M1 and has not been used since a new bridge opened in May, needs to be demolished to make way for new slip roads at Junction 12, as part of the M1 J10 to J13 managed motorway scheme. It will be removed using hydraulic breakers.