Stevenage and Welwyn: Renewed calls for A1(M) widening

For more than a decade, there have been calls to widen the A1(M) to three lanes between junction 6 at Welwyn and junction 7 at Stevenage.
In March 2020, work was due to start on turning this section of the road into a smart motorway – meaning the hard …

MP wants action on ‘mad’ A1 junctions

National Highways said it has invested £9m in safety improvements for the A1 in the last year.Programme Development Manager Ian Doust said they are also planning to invest “£10m on upgraded signage, high friction surfacing at junctions, solar powered L…

Scotch Corner lorry crash driver arrested after drugs test

The driver of a lorry which overturned on the A1(M) in North Yorkshire was arrested after failing a roadside drugs test for cannabis, police have said.The man, 42, from Merseyside, was freed by emergency crews following the crash on Wednesday on the no…

HGV driver fails drug test after Scotch Corner crash

A HGV driver whose lorry overturned this morning causing widespread delays later failed a drugs test, police say.
Emergency services have been dealing with the damage-only collision involving an overturned lorry on the A1(M) near Scotch Corner for muc…

John Ratcliff was clocked speeding in an Audi Q5 Sport

John Edis Ratcliff, 62, of Sawyer Walk, Dunnington, was clocked doing 80mph on the M62 near Bradford on Christmas Day.
He had been clocked eight months earlier breaking the 70mph limit on the A1(M) near Wetherby on April 9, 2023. On both occasions, he …

A1 crash between lorry and car caused road closure near Grantham

Motorists faced disruption on a major Lincolnshire road following a crash between a lorry and a car. The incident took place on the A1 northbound near Grantham[1] and was causing delays in the area.
The road was closed northbound between the A606 at St…

Live updates: A1 closed northbound A606

The A1 in Lincolnshire is closed northbound between the A606 (near Stamford) and the A607 ( near Grantham) due to a collision involving a car and a lorry.Lanes now all open 4 pm
National Highways | 2:05 pm
Emergency services are in attendance. Nationa…

St Albans: 10 road closures to avoid in the coming weeks

Three are expected to cause delays of between 10 and 30 minutes.
The latest expected works list, with notes from National Highways, shows that two closures already in place are expected to carry on this week:
• A405, from 10.30pm April 28 to 5am April …

Overturned lorry sees A1 closed near Black Cat Roundabout

The A1 was closed near the Black Cat Roundabout due to an overturned lorry on Monday afternoon (April 29). The northbound carriageway was closed for about an hour after the southbound had reopened.
Traffic monitoring site Inrix reported the crash at 1….