DRIVERS using the M1 between Junction 37 and 38 are being warned of possible peak time congestion until midweek.

Lane three in both the northbound and southbound carriageways are likely to be closed until Wednesday evening as important safety barrier repairs continue.

National Highways had hoped to start and finish the work at the weekend but has been delayed by the stormy weather and the repairs will now need to continue this week.

A section of the central reservation safety barrier between the two junctions was badly damaged in an RTC involving a lorry in October.

The lane three closure will remain in place around the clock until the repair is finished – probably on Wednesday evening.

Congestion is likely at peak times and drivers are advised to delay journeys should they wish to avoid this.