The M1 Southbound is blocked after a multi-vehicle crash at J18 A5 / A428 (Rugby).
The crash involved a lorry, two vans and a car.
There is currently congestion back to congestion to J20 A4303 / A4304 (Lutterworth).
Motorists using the M1 in Leicestershire will see road signs from today warning them in advance of major works set to start in the New Year.
The signs will be going up near Junction 22 and the A511 corridor.
Details Of Major Works
Permanent traffic signals which are being installed on the busiest four of the five approaches to the roundabout next year.
A 50mph speed limit will be introduced in the run-up to the lights.
The carriageway will also be widened in places to increase the number of approach lanes from two to three on the major routes.
The existing footpath will be widened and uncontrolled pedestrian crossing points added.
Other improvements include:
- The existing footpath will be widened and uncontrolled pedestrian crossing points added.
- Resurfacing on the A511 between Junction 22 and the Flying Horse roundabout
- Alterations to the gap in the central reservation at the junction with the cul-de-sac part of Little Shaw Lane
"This is a major investment in improving an already busy junction. The improvements being made over the next six months should greatly ease congestion around the Markfield area, helping road users to avoid delays now and in the future, as Leicestershire continues to grow."
Most of the work will be carried out overnight to avoid lane closures during the day and avoid traffic delays where possible.
Work starts today on a new road linking the M1 to Daventry.
The A45 link road should reduce traffic in villages west of Northampton. It will run for three and half miles, and is expected to cost £32 million.
It's being built as single-carriageway, but designed so that it could be dualled in the future.
"One of the big gains is for the villages for which this road will provide a bypass, as it will bring long-awaited relief to the heavy traffic that has passed through these communities for many years."
The M1 in Derbyshire is blocked Northbound following an accident between Junction 28 (Alfreton) and Junction 29 (Chesterfield/Mansfield).
One lane is blocked and there's queueing traffic due to an accident involving two cars on the M1 Southbound between Junction 15 A45 / A508 (Northampton) and Junction 14 A509 (Milton Keynes).
The driver of a van involved in a collision on the M1 which killed two peoplehas been released from hospital.
The 27-year old passenger of the white Ford Transit van and the 87-year old driver of the blue Mazda Premacy were both pronounced dead at the scene after the van hit the car travelling in the wrong direction.
Leicestershire Police confirmed the man was released after recovering in Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham.
A new link road just off the M1 in Northamptonshire will open tonight as part of major works to cut congestion and accidents.
Drivers travelling west on the A14 will be able to use a newly built road to go under the M1 and onto the M6 from tomorrow morning.
The driver of a car who died in a collision on the M1 on Monday has been named.
87-year-old Albert Kenneth Newman from Nottingham died when the blue Mazda Premacy he was travelling in was involved in a collision near Junction 24 of the southbound carriageway.
The incident happened at around 2am on Monday and also involved a white Ford Transit van.
27-year-old Michael Joesph William Luciw, who was a passenger in the van, also died in the collision.
The driver of the van was taken to the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham where he remains in a stable condition.
Staff at the school attended by one of the victims of Monday's fatal crash on the M1 have paid tribute to him.
27-year-old Michael Luciw attended the Trinity Catholic school in Nottingham from September 2000.
"He was a lively, likeable character with a very personable nature and many friends. He got on well with his teachers. He was always a family orientated young man who was keen to support his Mum and Dad and took a keen interest in his younger siblings who also came to Trinity. He was always loyal, had a good steady work ethic and he left here to go into employment."
"A number of staff here still remember him and a number of ex staff have also contacted the school today, because they remember the family fondly and wanted to express their sadness. We are all shocked and upset to hear this very sad news and would pass on our condolences to the family."
The family of one of the victims of yesterday's crash has described him as being a 'huge part' of their lives, adding that he will be 'deeply missed'.
27-year old Michael Luciw died following the crash on the M1 in Leicestershire in the early hours of Monday morning.
"It is with deepest sadness that Michael Luciw loving father, son, brother, uncle, grandson and nephew was sadly killed in the early hours of Monday morning on the M1 in a fatal car crash in which another person also died." "We as a family would appreciate at this time to be left alone to come to terms with his loss. He was a huge part of all our lives and will be deeply missed. Thank you."