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TRAVEL ALERT: M1 and A453 restrictions in place around East Midlands Airport until June 2019

Travel update, which may affect your journey to East Midlands Airport – valid to June 2019


Planning has been granted at East Midlands Gateway for a Strategic Rail Freight Interchange which will accommodate up to 6.00m sq ft of new distribution buildings of up to 1.50m sq ft and create over 6000 jobs. 

In addition to this work, the Government has committed to upgrading part of the M1 to Smart Motorways during the same period between junction 23a and 25 (both directions), which will include a contra-flow speed limit of 50mph. 

As part of the development and M1 upgrades, the road network around East Midlands Airport including the A453 and M1 will have restrictions in place from January 2017 until expected completion in June 2019, including reduced lanes, speed restrictions and diversions.

This will have an impact on your journey time to the airport so please plan ahead. 

For more information and up to date travel information, visit the Highways Agency website in order to plan your journey. 

Find out more about the Roxhill Rail Freight plans by clicking here

Find out more about the M1 Smart Motorway plans by clicking here 

We advise you arrive at the airport 2-3 hours before your flight to ensure enough time to check in, go through security and relax before you fly, even if you have no luggage to check in. 

Be ready for security by watching our fun, helpful film