Essential works to Junction 37 of the M1 and adjacent roads will result in overnight road closures this month.

Barnsley Council will install traffic signals on the roundabout at Junction 37, to improve capacity.

They intend to resurface a short length of Dodworth Road; Whinby Road, and on both sides of the dual carriageway including the first roundabout.

Paul Castle, Service Director, Environment and Transport, said: “Apologies to road users for any inconvenience caused, but we are seeking to minimise disruption by undertaking the work during planned closures, advertised in advance.”

The following roads will be closed:

  • A628 between Capitol Park roundabout and Pogmoor Road / Broadway junction. Access will be maintained for residents along Dodworth Road.
  • M1 motorway on and off slip roads, both north and south-bound, at Junction 37.

The closures will begin on Saturday, 16 May at 8pm until 5.30am the following morning and continue on consecutive nights and times, until 5.30am on Friday, 22 May. 

The roads will be open over the Spring Bank holiday, with closures beginning again at 8pm on Tuesday, 26 May, which will continue on consecutive nights and times, until 5.30am on Saturday, 30 May.

The signed diversion routes will be as follows: 

M1 northbound

Traffic heading west at Junction 37 – leave at Junction 36, follow the A61, A616, A629 at Wortley, A628 at Hoylandswaine roundabout and follow the A628 to Dodworth and vice versa.

M1 southbound

Traffic heading west of Junction 37 – leave at Junction 38 follow the A637, A636 at Midgley, A629 at Sovereign, A628 at Hoylandswaine Roundabout and follow the A628 to Dodworth and vice versa.


Advance information signs will be erected and the council’s electronic matrix signs will be used to inform motorists in advance and during the works.

Traffic heading east into Barnsley should check the dedicated interactive map system hosted on the council’s website at:    Road works in the Barnsley area can be viewed there too.