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Businesses 'blighted' by M1 roadworks

Some businesses in Northamptonshire say they are losing money because of delays in roadworks on the M1.

Traffic on the M1 Credit: PA Images

The ongoing works to replace the central reservation from Junction 19 to Junction 15 started last August.

Highways England says it has put a 50mph speed limit in place to protect drivers and the workforce. But some courier firms say accidents and breakdowns on that stretch end up costing them time and money.

Click below to watch a clip with Elaine Harries, the Managing Director at Action Express:



One lane is closed on the M1 London bound between J15 A45 / A508 (Northampton) and J14 A509 (Milton Keynes) and there are long delays after a serious accident.

The accident happened outside the Newport Pagnell Services at around 4.30pm. The lane is expected to remain closed for much of the night.


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