Elkesley Junction looking southbound from service road alongside the northbound carriageway
Elkesley Bridge Road - looking north east across the A1
The A1 at Elkesley viewed from the junction overpass
Elkesley Junction - A1 and the southbound sliproads opposite
Coalpit Lane meets Eskil Way
Roundabout at Jockey Lane
This is the roundabout at the north eastern end of Elkesley Junction. Previously, Jockey Lane (signposted to as the right exit on the roundabout ahead) met the A1 at a T junction to the left of the picture. The local access road this picture is taken from did not exist, and needless to say nor did the roundabout!
Elkesley Junction - north eastern roundabout
Straight ahead to access the A1 southbound, or turn right and go across the bridge to the village and access to the A1 northbound.
The bridge at Elkesley Junction
The A1 is ahead Junction with jockey Lane onto the A1 prior to the upgrade work
A1 Southbound approaching Jockey Lane (to the left)
Roadworks during the upgrade to construct a grade separated junction.
The layby on the northbound carraigeway here was removed when the Elkelsey Bridge was built in this location.
Northbound A1, New Flyover at Elkesley
Up to 43000 vehicles per day use the A1 through the East Midlands; almost a third of them heavy goods vehicles. Elkesley was unusual in that the road layout did not allow for any access between the local road network and the village other than by using a short length of the requiring right turns to be made across the carriageways to access the village.
The Elkesley Accident Reduction Scheme involves the construction of a new junction at Elkesley, with links providing a new local route to Retford avoiding the A1. Main construction started on 7 May 2014, the bridge opened to traffic one way in August and both ways in September. All the new road links were finally opened to traffic on 5 November 2015.
New bridge over the A1 Now complete and open but still with some ancillary work to be finished.
New bridge over the A1 Only opened in late 2015.
Carriageway Crossing on A1
Prior to the construction of the grade separated junction. This allows a legal U turn to head back towards Newark.