The road underneath the bridge will be lowered during a weekend closure Image National Highways

Drivers are advised to allow extra time for their journeys when using the M1 northbound in Northamptonshire which will be closed later this month.

The M1 between junctions 14 (Milton Keynes) to 15 (Northampton) northbound will be closed from 10pm on Friday 22 October to 6am on Monday 25 October.

Work will be taking place to lower the road surface underneath Tongwell Lane Farm bridge near Newport Pagnell.

The bridge is currently too low for larger vehicles once this section of the M1 becomes a four-lane motorway.

Specialist teams will be working over the weekend when the road is quieter.

A clearly signposted diversion route will be in place during the closure with motorists advised to follow signage to help keep traffic moving.