A STRETCH of the M1 will be closed for several nights to allow for maintenance to take place. The road resurfacing works will take place on the Southbound carriageway and slip road of the M1 and will mean closures on weekdays between 8pm and 6am.

The £470,000 repairs starts on Monday, March 12, and is due to be completed by Friday, March 23.

The closure affects a stretch between junction 36 and junction 35A and diversion routes will operate via the A61 and A616.