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M1 will be closed in both directions near East Midlands airport tonight (Saturday)

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The M1 is to be closed tonight in both directions overnight between junctions 24 and 24a.

The section of the M1 near Nottingham will close between 9pm on Saturday, June 16 until 6am on Sunday, June 17.

Highways England has said the closure is for a “gantry installation”.

The works are part of Highways England’s project to to convert the M1 into a smart motorway between junctions 23a to 25 which began in March 2017.

Highways England has advised people to plan ahead and allow extra time for journeys.