Remodelled Catthorpe Interchange officially open

M1 junction 19 drone photography in Catthorpe and surrounding area.
Picture by Rob Howarth/Stella Pictures Ltd 07768 285551
27/01/2017 SPL-9461
M1 junction 19 drone photography in Catthorpe and surrounding area. Picture by Rob Howarth/Stella Pictures Ltd 07768 285551 27/01/2017 SPL-9461

A £191 million remodelling of Catthorpe Interchange was officially opened yesterday (Thursday March 16).

The major upgrade to improve traffic at junction 19 of the M1, where it meets the M6 and A14, has revolutionised the journeys made by more than 150,000 vehicles through the area every day, Highways England claimed.

Highways England Chairman Colin Matthews said: “The £191 million new interchange has made a huge difference to people’s journeys by improving access to the A14 corridor and removing queueing traffic on the M1, M6 and A14 approaches.

“I know it has been talked about for many years and it’s easy to see benefits of smoother and more reliable journeys on these key routes.

“The improvement means journeys will be shorter and safer, with more vehicles able to pass through, and less congestion.

“This project has been delivered on time and on budget and is a great achievement for our own team and our contractors.”