M45 motorway is facing almost three months of overnight roadworks

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Part of the M45 motorway will be closed at night for almost three months from tomorrow to allow for roadworks to take place.

The Highways Agency said the westbound carriageway towards Coventry would be closed overnight at Dunchurch from 8pm to 8am and the hard shoulder and lane one closed 24/7 for safety fence works. Diversions will be be put in place while the work is carried out.

The M45 starts just north of Watford Gap and is a popular route for motorists heading towards Coventry and the West Midlands from Northamptonshire.

Meanwhile, the southbound exit slip road and lane one of the main southbound carriageway at junction 15a will be closed for resurfacing for three nights starting on Tuesday. The closures will be in place from 10pm to 6am each night and will be followed by similar work on the northbound entry slip, running for three nights from Thursday 7, from 10pm to 6am.

The Highways Agency is also starting work on the A5 at the Weedon crossorads where an overnight lane closure will be in place on the southbound carriageway from February 8-22, between 8pm and 6am.

And there will also be new work starting between junction 1 of the A14 and junction 19 of the M1 where both carriageways will be closed for resurfacing for two nights from Tuesday. The closures will be in place from 8pm to 5am each night and diversions will be signed.

Ongoing roadworks will continue on the northbound M1 between hunction 15 and 15a and on the southbound M1 between junction 17 and 16.