Press release

£1.2 million improvements for A1 near Berwick

Drivers will soon benefit from £1.2 million worth of improvements on a five mile stretch of the A1 near Berwick, Northumberland.

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Highways England will begin work on a project to resurface the section of road from the B6525 Oxford junction to Scremerston, where the A1 meets with the A1167 on Tuesday 15 September.

Thirteen road signs will also be replaced, as well as road markings and 425 road studs, as part of the scheme which will require a temporary 40mph speed limit through the roadworks.

Highways England’s project manager Steve Bishop said:

We recognise this is a busy stretch of road and so the work will be done in three phases using a combination of weekend and overnight closures to minimise the disruption where possible.

When complete, this project will prolong the overall life of the carriageway, and improve visibility and safety.

The first phase of work includes a full closure of the A1 between East Ord roundabout and Scremerston junction from 8pm on Friday 18 September until 6am on Monday 21 September.

Traffic will be diverted through Scremerston village and Tweedemouth. There will be ‘no waiting’ restrictions on the main road through Scremerston at these times to ensure there is plenty of space for vehicles to pass through safely.

The project is due to be completed early November.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 7 September 2015