J28 of the M1 is one of the most important logistics locations in the East Midlands. It is almost equidistant between Birmingham and Manchester, the UK’s second and third largest cities. The junction is where the A38 links the M1 to Sutton and Mansfield and to Birmingham via Derby. The M1 link puts both Sheffield and Nottingham within easy reach of residents of South Normanton and Pinxton, each sitting on its periphery, and those living and working in Alfreton, Kirkby and Sutton in Ashfield. The junction serves as a major route in to, and out of, the Peak District National Park.
The junction suffers from an excessive amount of traffic and congestion, as it is simply over capacity. It is essential for the economic development of the surrounding districts and wider region to improve this junction. Hundreds of local residents have raised concerns for noise and air pollution, poor regional connectivity, and road safety.
Mark Fletcher, MP for Bolsover, is leading the campaign for upgrading this important junction. In January 2023 he hosted a Westminster Hall Debate to put forward the case for funding to Richard Holden MP, Minister for Roads and Transport. The need is clear, whether that’s road safety, economic development, reducing congestion and emissions, or lowering costs from delays to local businesses.
National Highways have outlined a new design for the junction which has an extremely high Cost Benefit Ratio (CBR) and demonstrates significant improvements to journey times, as well as a decrease in the number of injuries from collisions.
The plans have the backing of Bolsover District Council, Derbyshire County Council, the local enterprise partnership, D2N2, and Midlands Connect, and work is ongoing to secure the necessary funding to prevent standstills, improve the flow of traffic, boost regional connectivity, and ultimately, turbocharge the local economy.
Lee Anderson MP for Ashfield, Nigel Mills MP for Amber Valley and Mark Fletcher MP for Bolsover meet with Richard Holden MP, Minister for Roads and Transport following a Westminster Hall debate on the need for major investment into improvements at J28 in January 2023. You can watch the debate - Junction 28 Pinxton Interchange | Mark Fletcher (mark-fletcher.org.uk)
It is imperative that the Secretary of State understands the importance of this vital infrastructure project to our region. This is a key infrastructure project for the Bolsover constituency and as local residents and businesses.
Thank you for your support.
Open Mark meets with Secretary of State for Transport about Junction 28 configuration options
Wednesday, 5 July, 2023
It was great to meet with the Secretary of State for Transport, Mark Harper, this afternoon to discuss the strategic importance of upgrading Junction 28 of the M1.
Open WATCH: Mark invites Minister to visit J28 and J29 of the M1 configuration options
Thursday, 2 March, 2023
Open Mark calls for upgrades to the Pinxton Interchange (J28 of the M1) configuration options
Wednesday, 11 January, 2023
Junction 28 in its current state is not fit for purpose. Residents in South Normanton and Pinxton continue to experience congestion on a daily basis and only 9% of people in my recent survey said they thought the junction is ‘safe’ or ‘very safe’.
Open Mark Invites Local Business to Aid Bid for J28 Improvements configuration options
Tuesday, 15 February, 2022
Since being elected in 2019 I have been campaigning for improvements to be made to Junction 28 of the M1 and ensuring we receive the necessary funding is a key priority of mine for the Bolsover Constituency.
Open Mark Welcomes Government Support on Junction 28 configuration options
Friday, 5 November, 2021
Last week I asked the Department for Transport to work with me to deliver plans to improve junction 28 of the M1 following over 300 local residents signing a petition in support of the proposals.
Open House of Commons - 4th November 2021 - J28 configuration options
Thursday, 4 November, 2021
Mark Fletcher MP asked the Transport Minister about improvements to J28 of the M1 at Pinxton and South Normanton.
HOUSE OF COMMONS